LoRaWAN and Smart City Solutions: Revolutionary flood detection at E-World Energy & Water 2023


Zenner is presenting itself at E-world energy & water 2023 in Essen with a variety of tried and tested solutions. The solutions focus on cross-sector digitalisation, energy efficiency and smart city solutions. The focus is particularly on the new IoT complete solution Element Suite, which supports companies in the economic implementation of their IoT solutions.

Digital standards as the key to implementing climate protection measures”

Digitalisation has also brought about new solutions in the field of energy management that make sense both economically and ecologically. By using technologies such as the Internet of Things and LoRaWAN, companies and cities can increase their energy efficiency and thus save costs.

Efficient energy management: Reducing costs with smart building technology

The building sector must address sustainability and energy efficiency in order to cope with rising energy demand. In particular, saving heating energy is a key issue that is becoming increasingly important. In this context, monitoring and controlling the indoor climate by means of intelligent radiator thermostats via LoRaWAN is a promising solution.

With BuildingLink, Zenner offers an IoT solution that is specifically tailored to the needs of buildings and certain areas. The intelligent control of temperature and heating not only ensures a pleasant indoor climate, but also protects the building fabric and saves costs in the long term.

Smart grid solutions: For more transparency and security in the energy supply

The energy transition and the accompanying increased use of renewable energies place high demands on the flexibility and adaptability of the electricity grids. Electricity grid operators must be able to react quickly to changes and adapt the grid accordingly.

By combining smart sensors and LoRaWAN technology, the utility’s grid control centre can be informed in real time about the operating status of the low-voltage grid in the city. This enables operators to react quickly to unusual operating conditions and take proactive measures.

How the Internet of Things is transforming the smart city into a colourful world

In many cities and municipalities, municipal utilities play an important role in the implementation of smart city solutions. The municipal utilities offer a wide range of services that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. Zenner provides the necessary technologies and tools for this.

A smart city can enable more efficient use of parking spaces by implementing smart parking solutions. By helping drivers find available parking spaces, these solutions reduce traffic and associated CO2 emissions.

LoRaWAN for a sustainable environment: real-time water monitoring and flood detection

By using IoT technologies such as LoRaWAN, we can better monitor and manage the water infrastructure of our cities and municipalities. On-demand and real-time provision of data via such a platform allows us to react quickly to potential flood events or changes in water quality.

By using LoRaWAN-based sensors to monitor water levels at key locations, relevant data can be automatically collected and relayed to the relevant agencies, enabling the relevant authorities to act quickly and effectively to minimise potential risks.

Pure work simplification: The Zenner International Element Suite

Element Suite is the tool of choice for the digitisation of the smart city, says René Claussen, Business Unit Manager IoT and Digital Solutions at Zenner. With its multiple applications in all sectors of the city, it is more than just another IoT platform. It is an off-the-shelf solution that enables a fully digital data flow from device assembly to final application.

Complete digitalisation of assembly processes is achieved through the combination of Element Go, Element IoT and Element Apps. Seamless integration of apps and platforms simplifies data collection and optimises decision-making.

With Element Apps, users can access a wide range of out-of-the-box applications, such as Zenner BuildingLink or GridLink. Zenner has already implemented numerous successful IoT projects in the past in cooperation with public utilities and municipalities, which means that their know-how has been incorporated into this new complete IoT solution.

Element Suite offers comprehensive digitisation from smart metering to smart city, says Claussen. Customers can start regardless of the use case and easily scale successful use cases as well as add new ones.

Zenner will be at E-world energy & water 2023 in Hall 2, Stand 314 to show visitors how they can benefit from the advantages of the smart city. Zenner’s digital solutions enable cities to become more efficient, safer and more environmentally friendly.

Zenner International: Innovative measurement technology for success in the energy industry

Zenner International is a globally active company based in Saarbrücken, Germany, specialising in the development, production and distribution of measurement technology. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the USA, the company has a global presence and over 60 locations worldwide. Since 2005, Zenner has been part of the family-run Minol-Zenner group of companies and, together with Minol, employs more than 4,200 people.

Zenner’s broad portfolio includes both traditional and innovative IoT solutions for energy management, enabling customers to flexibly and efficiently control their energy consumption.

Since 2017, Zenner IoT Solutions GmbH, Mannheimer Zenner Hessware GmbH and aktiver EMT GmbH have formed a group of companies specialising in the development of individual IoT applications for customers, with its headquarters in Hamburg.

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