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BUILDING & ENGINEERING, UTILITIES | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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ST Electronics bags smart sensor network deal worth $98m

It will install smart sensors in cities in China, Europe, India, and the US.

Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd's (ST Electronics) subsidiary Telematics Wireless Ltd (Telematics Wireless) bagged a contract worth $98m (US$72m) for the supply of a smart sensor network.

According to a press release, the contract, awarded by Arad Technologies Ltd (Arad), will be used for city planning in locations such as China, Europe, India, and the US.

Telematics Wireless will supply Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) radio transceivers for Arad’s AMR solutions over a period of six years.

When fully deployed by Telematics Wireless at the end of 2021, more than 18 million wireless sensors will enhance smart cities globally. Currently, there are more than 15 million wireless sensors installed in cities globally.

Radio transceivers in smart AMR meters will be used to monitor water, electricity or gas usage.

ST Electronics’ AMR radio transceivers feature a technology that incorporates all electronics, battery and antenna in the meter register without the need for external wires of connection.

The radio transceivers are also able to operate up to 10 years on internal battery, and is resistant to radio interference.

Arad supplies smart water meters. The AMR radio transceivers supplied through this contract will be deployed with Arad's AMR solutions in various global markets.

The AMR radio transceivers will provide precise monitoring of all utility vital signs and will alert utility providers to faults, such as leakages. 

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