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Telemetry is the process of remotely collecting and recording measurements and data of an instrument.

Telemetry is the process of remotely collecting and recording measurements and data from an instrument. The device that does this remote collecting is called a telemeter and it often uses wireless data transfer. It can also transfer data over a telephone or computer network, optical link, or power line carriers.

In the transportation industry, telemetry is commonly used to measure traffic flow. It can even measure vehicle length and weight. The shipping industry may use telemetry and sensors in a vehicle to monitor the performance of both the transport and its driver.

Telemetry is also commonly used in the medical industry to monitor abnormal heart activity. Patients are set up with devices that measure, record and transmit heart measurements to specialists who monitor the information. Doctors use the log created to help diagnose patients. If an abnormal measure occurs, the specialist can alert a nurse of the potentially life-threatening situation.

Water management is another industry you will find telemetry in use. Every property on municipal water service is probably familiar with the automatic meter reader or AMR. In this scenario, the water department doesn ́t need to employ meter readers. Instead, a van installed with a telemetric system can drive by and collect data relating to your water usage.

We use telemetry in our Energy Control Center at Ferrovial Services to help our customers achieve energy efficiency and savings. With over 2500 monitoring devices, we can assist hospitals and elderly care facilities, schools, athletic centers, offices, and waste treatment plants with energy management.

We can offer the best advice on energy management by analyzing the performance of thermal generation units, regulation of public streetlights, optimization of contracting energy supplies, and improvement in facilities’ operational patterns.

This solution manages over 4,000 Universal Supply Point Codes (CUPS), along with 2,500 devices with telemetry in Spain, the U.S., and Australia. All this data allows us to analyze 316 GWh of energy that entails a cost of almost $28 million.

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