Smartcom Synapse is an edge device based on open technology and standards which comprises sensors, communications, power, CPU and software, all tailored to the specific use case of the customer. A large municipal water utility needed to read and collect automatically usage data from the end meters in its network.

The modular design of Smartcom Synapse enabled its rapid modification to fit stringent requirements with respect to environmental shielding, cellular connectivity and ease of remote installation and management. The customer was able to achieve its goals without making large investment in replacing meters which had many remaining years of useful life.