Numerex partners with Sensile Technologies for iTank solution
Numerex announced their partnership with Sensile Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for remote monitoring of tanks and meters for the oil & gas industry, to distribute exclusively in North America the intrinsically safe NetrIS(R) 3G tank monitoring device for hazardous liquids, particularly propane. NetrIS 3G is the latest addition to the Numerex device portfolio as part of the cloud based iTank offering, a managed solution that enables bulk liquid distributors to monitor tank capacity levels and optimize tanker distribution routes, realizing significant bottom line savings and improved ROI.In order to meet market requirements in North America, the NetrIS 3G recently received PTCRB certification. The PTCRB was established in 1997 as the wireless device certification forum by North American Mobile Network Operators. Obtaining PTCRB Certification on a mobile device ensures compliance with 3GPP network standards within the PTCRB Operators' networks. Consequently, PTCRB Operators may block devices from their network if they are not PTCRB certified. Reports from the propane industry estimate that the tank level monitoring systems market is expected to reach $859 million by 2020, and some of the biggest demand comes from propane retailers. Two of the main reasons for needing an intrinsically safe solution among propane retailers are safety and homeowner assurance, due to the higher flammable risk associated with propane.