Creating smart cities and finding new ways to conserve energy and resources will be a focus at European Utility Week in Vienna.
AquamatiX, which has pioneered new ways of controlling and monitoring water networks has been invited to represent the UK at the event, held at the Messe Wien Conference & Exhibition Centre from 3-5 November 2015.
The Surrey-based company will be presenting its cloud-based CanalworX and WaterworX systems at the event, which will be attended by thousands of utilities experts from around the world.
Phil Stockdale, AquamatiX Director of Business Development said: “We are very excited to be able to give the thousands of delegates at this important event the chance to see what CanalworX and WaterworX can do.
“This new generation of control system software uses the Internet of Things to link smart sensors across networks – allowing continual real-time monitoring and control.”
The UK Government Department of Trade & Investment (UKTI) together with the British Electrotechnical & Allied Manufacturers’ Association (BEAMA) has invited AquamatiX to join a delegation of companies in the UK Pavilion, which will focus on smart city technology.
At European Utility Week the company is hoping to reach new municipal and industrial partners who can help move the innovative technology to the next stage.
Stockdale says the new platform has tremendous potential to create smart cities: “As well as being far cheaper to run and install than SCADA systems, WaterworX and CanalworX will help utility companies save energy and prevent waste.”
AquamatiX has installed three WaterWorX systems and in currently looking for industry partners to build more proof-of-concept projects.
The new platform is suitable for use in water and wastewater management and can be used by municipal and industrial users, both large and small. The system could improve the way heavy industrial users, such as oil and gas companies use and manage water.
AquamatiX was founded in 2012 by Laurie Reynolds, a Chartered Engineer with more than 20 years experience in the water industry. Reynolds saw the potential for the Internet of Things and cloud-based systems using ThingworX, to revolutionise the way the water industry monitors and controls its equipment.
According to figures from UKTI the smart cities industry is expected to be worth more than US$400B (£258B) globally by 2020 and the UK could gain a ten per cent share of the market. UKTI figures estimate utility companies could save between US$7.2B (£4.9B) and US$12.5B (£8.1B) a year by using smart water technology.
Over three days 10,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend European Utility Week and 420 exhibitors are taking part. Vienna has been named as one of the top five smart cities of Europe, with 100 smart city projects already in development.
The 2015 event is the first time European Utility Week, previously held in Amsterdam, will take place in Austria. To register for European Utility Week, visit http://www.european-utility-week.com.