CNIguard collaborates with Senet and Semtech to deliver GasMarshal natural gas leak detection and utility infrastructure monitoring solutions.
CNIguard is collaborating with Senet, Inc. and Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) to deliver natural gas monitoring solutions to utilities across the United States. Through this partnership, the companies are addressing the utility industry’s digitization requirements by providing an intelligent network infrastructure designed to support a massive ecosystem of utility-centric LoRaWAN devices for gas safety and service delivery.
Starting with gas safety, we’re collaborating to introduce a new version of our GasMarshal methane sensor which integrates Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol. The GasMarshal network-connected gas leak detection solution supports accurate, maintenance-free operation with service level agreements (SLAs) over 10 years due to the market-leading power efficiency of its battery-operated devices. We’ll also be integrating GasMarshal with Senet’s LoRaWAN network – the largest public, SLA-backed carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the United States. Offering extensive flexibility to utilities, Senet provides options for public, private and semi-private network deployment and network operation. The low total cost of ownership (TCO) delivered by the efficiencies of devices developed with the LoRaWAN protocol, coupled with flexible network deployment models, are enabling new levels of operational efficiency and rate payer affordability.
“We’re excited to be working with Senet and Semtech to develop sensor-enabled devices and solutions that will help modernize critical infrastructure, enhance safety and improve overall operational efficiency for utilities,” said Dr Edward Klinger, CEO at CNIguard. “Our utility customers are investing in the technologies that will enable the next generation of energy systems and we view supporting the LoRaWAN protocol as a critical element of that process.”
Scalable capacity and coverage
Executing a collaborative go-to-market strategy, CNIguard, Senet and Semtech are engaged in field trials with large multi-utility service providers to explore use cases focused on improving
safety levels and reliability across regional distribution networks. Extending value further, with a Senet network in place for gas leak detection, utilities can easily add network capacity and coverage to enhance operations and expand their service offerings to include other gas safety and service delivery solutions on the same IoT network.
“Senet has commercially deployed dense LoRaWAN networks in municipalities across the United States to support AMI for water metering and water management applications, and opportunities in the natural gas market are following close behind,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO at Senet. “We look forward to a successful partnership with CNIguard in support of this growing market opportunity and are excited to be teamed with Semtech and CNIguard to deliver new levels of commercial and consumer safety through IoT connected solutions.”
“Carrier-grade network connectivity from Senet and highly reliable low-cost sensors based on the LoRaWAN protocol from CNIguard provide utilities with new models of control and the ability to drive their vision of automation and digitization faster than ever before,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT Product Marketing at Semtech’s Wireless Sensing Business. “With these solutions available today, utilities are in a unique position to become leading adopters of large scale IoT solutions that will have a lasting positive impact on the safety of citizens, the modernization of municipal infrastructure, and resource conservation.”
Preventing gas explosions
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly half of all homes in the United States use natural gas as their primary heat source and, although it may seem rare, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration reports explosion accidents involving natural gas pipelines occur once every two days. Statistics from NFPA publications and reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) show that most major gas incidents in the United States involve some type of leak, resulting in an average of 40 deaths, 140 civilian injuries and over $50 million in direct property damage per year. For utilities, mitigating and ultimately eliminating these incidents and ensuring the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound distribution of natural gas to residential and commercial consumers is of paramount concern. In addition to enhancing consumer safety, these solutions assist utilities in supporting existing and expected legislative regulations focused on gas leak detection and remediation processes.
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About Senet, Inc.
Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers, and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across North America, representing millions of households. With a multi-year head start over competing Low Power Wide Area Network technologies, Senet offers technology in over 80 countries and owns and operates the largest publicly available LoRaWAN network in North America. Senet’s disruptive go-to-market models and critical technical advantages have helped it become a leading connectivity provider with recognized expertise in building and operating global IoT networks. For additional information, visit https://www.senetco.com/
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. Semtech is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com