Reading data from electric meters


UNIDATA, a LoRaWAN operator in Italy, equips the tourist port of Rome and its ships with IoT PULSE sensors.


the UNIDATA use case of the Porto di Roma 


Inaugurated in June 2001, the Porto Turistico di Roma is Located immedia­ tely south of the mouth of the river Tiber, just ten minutes’ drive from Fiumici­ no – Leonardo da Vinci international airport and the magnificent ruins of Ostia Antica. The Location is also convenient for connections to central Rome, which can be reached by the Rome-lido metro Line.

The complex presents a modern concept of the marina based on integrated structures which offer a wide range of services and facilities on sea and on Land for bath business and Leisure.


The management of the Porto Turistico di Roma was enthusiastic about Unidata’s proposal to develop a solution for the harbour area based on loT (Internet of Things) technology, which will optimise several speci­fic activities with a consequent progressive reduction in operating costs.

Thanks to the area’s existing coverage by Unidata’s                  LoRaWAN® network, which already extends over the entire urban area of Rome and is expanding throughout ltaly, it was possible to create dedicated applications which have allowed a more efficient organisation of administration work, shorter waiting times for customers and considerable financial savings.


ln the specific case of the Porto Turistico di Roma, the commercial premises, offices, residential properties and boat berths all have their own meters for electricity and other utilities.

Phase one of the Unidata project involved fitting the electricity meters of 110 commercial properties and 40 berths with sensors and software for metering and monitoring, at Last eliminating the need for manual counting, which demanded considerable time and resources.

Following the success of the initial phase, which was planned and executed in a month and a half, a second phase will shortly be implemented, with the fitting of sensors on a further 100 meters and, in future, the potential addition of a system for monitoring water consumption.

Not only the organisation itself, but customers of the Porto Turistico di Roma have also gained immediate benefit from these smart solutions, thanks to prompt readings of their consumption and the resulting drastic reduction in waiting times for invoices at the end of their mooring periods.

The solution chosen for phase one

– Sensors: Adeunis PULSE 3 

– Network: LoRaWAN® from Unidata
– Connectivity platform: UniOrchestra from Unidata

ln this particular case, Unidata fitted Adeunis PULSE 3 LoRa® sensors on meters already installed and opera­ tional; however it would also be possible to install new meters comliant with LoRa® point-to-point transmission or covered by the LoRaWAN network.




Improve customer satisfaction

Reduce operating costs


Saving time


Coverge by the LoRaWAN wireless network also allows sensor and monitoring systems to be implemented simply and rapidly for events held regularly at the marina, such as regattas or fishing competitions , for which a push-button sensor system is planned.

This can be clicked as soon as a fish is caught, automati­ cally triggering a camera-equipped drone which uses localisation data to film the most exciting moments of the event live.

This highly specific loT solution is confirmation of Unida­ ta’s ability to construct bespoke solutions for its clients, as well as the validity of its decision to leverage the LoRaWAN® network.


logo, adeunis