Detectronic, a leading provider of water monitoring equipment, helps water companies throughout the world comply with regulatory and environmental requirements. Data is continuously transmitted to the company’s dedicated operations centre, which delivers on-going data screening and analysis for its clients.
In preparation for upcoming global 2G network sunsets, and also to ensure that new business opportunities throughout the world (where 2G networks have already been shut off) are not missed, Detectronic opted to transition all future deployments to newer network technologies. Aeris, an existing partner of Detectronic, supported the company’s strategy with global SIMs deployed on the Aeris Fusion IoT Network.
Global Growth Demands a Global Connectivity Strategy
Detectronic’s deployments are typically in the field for at least five years, based on standard water industry contracts, so longevity is essential. To ensure future network requirements are met, Detectronic needed SIMs that are compatible with the new networks, from a provider that can assist with device configuration to extend battery life.
Critical to its role in delivering the data that helps customers comply with regulatory and environmental obligations, Detectronic also required highly dependable connectivity—both in the markets it currently serves as well as markets identified as key expansion targets.
Aeris Was the Natural Choice for the Future
With Aeris SIMs already installed on existing devices on 2G networks, Detectronic knew Aeris offered the perfect mix of technology and support to help them successfully launch their future deployments.
Detectronic deployed on the Aeris Fusion IoT Network, a 5G-ready solution that includes LTE-M, NB-IoT, LTE, and 2G/3G. The Fusion IoT Network provides Detectronic with a dynamic and flexible connectivity solution that ensures that all demands from future networks are met.
With Aeris global SIMs, Detectronic is well-positioned for long-term global expansion. In addition to Aeris’ own cellular networks, Aeris leverages its agreements with hundreds of carriers worldwide to deliver performance-optimised multi-carrier coverage, so Detectronic’s devices will always have access to the strongest signal, no matter their location or movement.
Aeris provides a consolidated view into the connection status and history of all of Detectronic’s devices ― regardless of the carriers or technologies to which they are connected. Aeris automates the detection of issues that may arise anywhere in the connected solution and simplifies resolution, vastly reducing the amount of time and resources needed to manage device deployment.
Delivering on the Growth Potential
Detectronic knew it was crucial to select a connectivity provider who would not just help them launch quickly, but would continue to be a partner after deployment. Based on their prior experience with Aeris, Detectronic felt confident in expanding their partnership.
The Aeris Fusion IoT Network provides Detectronic with performance-optimised coverage from 600 carriers in 190 countries and end-to-end visibility and control over its entire connected operation. This enables Detectronic to deliver a superior quality of service to its customers while optimising costs across their business.
As Detectronic continues its global expansion, Fusion will provide it with:
Improved Quality of Service:
Aeris’ automated monitoring of device connection status and remote diagnostic tools will enable Detectronic to proactively detect and address any potential issues, ensuring the highest possible quality of service for its customers. With Aeris, Detectronic does not have to worry about coverage gaps or lost data impacting its ability to deliver actionable intelligence.
Dependable coverage in new markets:
When new opportunities present themselves, it is critical to be able to respond quickly to beat the competition. The broad coverage offered by Fusion ensures that Detectronic is well positioned to bid on contracts in new markets, secure in the knowledge that its connectivity provider can deliver high quality coverage across the globe.
Cost-effective SIM management at scale:
Aeris provides end-to-end visibility into and control over devices throughout their entire lifecycle, allowing Detectronic to easily control costs, streamline operations and provide turnkey service by automatically activating and deactivating SIMs as devices come in and out of operation. Simple management of SIM status, consumption reporting, customer billing, and diagnostics enable total control over deployments at scale.
Aeris provides reliable, global connectivity for our water monitors, ensuring we have the real-time data we need to deliver exceptional value to our customers, and the confidence to replicate our success in new markets.
Without hesitation, I can say that we chose Aeris because of their high level of customer support and our confidence in the versatility and reliability of their SIMs.”
Phill Tuxford, Technical Support Manager, Detectronic
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The Detectronic Group (Detectronic Ltd, Detectronic MEICA and Detectronic GmbH) is a privately owned environmental and engineering contracting group of companies. We work with companies throughout the UK and Germany, helping to prevent flooding, reduce pollution and improve rivers and bathing water.
Detectronic is passionate about quality and efficiency. We are committed to helping customers through an analytical, innovative and creative approach to problem solving.