Terranova, Pietro Fiorentini and u-blox demonstrate Narrowband IoT functionality in the field
Terranova, Pietro Fiorentini and u-blox demonstrate Narrowband IoT functionality in the field_1

Thalwil, Switzerland and Arcugnano, Italy – February, 2017

Terranova, its partner Pietro Fiorentini S.p.a. and u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the successful results of their Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)’s field trials. 

The trials were run on a full working NB-IoT cycle inside a gas meter, with focus on the results achieved in the field, in areas where reachability and battery consumption, as well as product robustness and reliability are crucial. The trials involved two Spanish major gas distribution companies and a significant number of Pietro Fiorentini gas meters.

The trial covered the whole chain: gas meter – NB IoT network – communication protocols and finally data acquisition system and meter data management on software provided by Terranova making then data available to any ERP system. The results demonstrated a complete end–to–end system functionality, bi-directional communication and a perfect scalability from 2G to NB-IoT.