Data Acquisition & Management

Smart-City Solutions for Water, Wastewater, Smart Lighting and Smart Electric Metering

The FCS OmniColl System

With FCS’s modular, multi-sensor data-collection system, OmniColl, and cloud-based hosting server, DataGate, cities, counties, municipalities, public and private water authorities and other entities can remotely monitor, record, and manage thousands of data points anywhere around the world as often as every 15 minutes.

With OmniColl, you can monitor and manage:

  • Waterflow, pressure and leakage
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • CO2 levels
  • Electricity and natural gas use
  • Other city-management or building-management variables


  • Costs up to 90% less than conventional data logging systems
  • Is compatible with existing infrastructure
  • Provides reliable, accurate and convenient access to data
  • Offers easy integration into existing network management systems
  • Integrates data from sites all over the world
  • Is easily expandable to incorporate future technologies

Data Acquisition

540 Technologies has the data-gathering solutions you need for every point in your water distribution network, including:

DataGate Remote Data Hosting

With FCS’s cloud-based data-hosting platform, DataGate, and Wi5 ethernet and GPRS data concentrators and SMS/GPRS data loggers, you can integrate data from all of your sites – whether they’re across town or around the world.

DataGate lets you access your data from any internet-enabled device. And, through DataGate’s secure web portal, you can seamlessly integrate your data management devices.

The Sensus FlexNet® Communications Network

The Sensus FlexNet® communications network is a long-range radio network that provides scalable, reliable two-way communications infrastructure using private, licensed spectrum. That means your communications always receive priority and never have to compete with other communications traffic or interference.

Working with smart meters and sensors, FlexNet® securely transmits and receives data at over two times the power of other networks, letting you collect, deliver, manage and analyze data more quickly and more reliably.

With FlexNet®, you can:

  • Collect real-time updates on the health of your distribution system
  • Remotely manage your automatic metering infrastructure (AMI)
  • Quickly identify where and why outages have occurred and restore power more quickly
  • Remotely update/upgrade services, conduct on-demand readings, restore power and more
  • Ensure accurate billing and help customers better understand usage behavior


  • Offers better network performance for you and your customers
  • Provides the visibility and control you need to proactively manage your network
  • Lets you improve operational efficiencies and quickly identify outages, equipment issues or other abnormalities
  • Delivers more accurate information more quickly so you can respond faster, reduce system demand and control your grid
  • Lets you update/upgrade modules remotely, conduct on-demand readings, and disconnect or connect devices
  • Reduces infrastructure costs and strengthens network performance with a point-to-multipoint design and tower-based architecture for redundancy
  • Leverages open standards and application program interfaces (APIs) to easily interface with third-party applications and platforms
  • Integrates current systems and allows you to add new services and solutions easily to create a multi-application network

The Samsara IG21 Gateway

When monitoring and measuring data aren't enough, take control with the Samsara IG21 Gateway. Together, 540 Technologies and Samsara let you program water, wastewater and stormwater equipment to take action automatically – the instant sensors detect certain conditions or thresholds. This Next-Gen programmable logic controller is cloud based and communicates over a cellular network, saving you valuable time and money.

With the Samsara IG21 Gateway, you can:

  • Remotely and automatically control critical water, wastewater and stormwater equipment and functionality
  • Automatically open and close valves, turn pumps on and off, set overrides, and program other critical operations when pressure, temperature or water level reaches your set thresholds
  • Select your own sensitivity criteria
  • Easily view, export and manipulate your data through Samara's cloud-based dashboard and API


  • Eliminates the need for on-site visual inspections and manual switching
  • Cellular-based communications are less costly than a true SCADA system that requires a dedicated, customer-owned communications network
  • Cloud-based infrastructure allows infinite scalability without requiring any infrastructure investment
  • Cloud-based dashboard provides immediate visibility into real-time and historical data
  • Always-up-to-date, cloud-based software meets modern data security needs
  • On-device storage ensures data is captured even if the network connection is down

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