Working with Veolia subsidiary Birdz, Ledger to provide technology that ensures the authenticity of drinkable water collection data.
Ledger, a global leader in security and infrastructure solutions for blockchain-based applications and connected devices, today announced that they will be working with the global utilities company Veolia to equip the company’s water sensors with Ledger’s industry leading security technology. Through this partnership, Ledger’s IoT business unit will be working closely with Veolia subsidiary Birdz, a pioneer in remote water consumption metering.
By joining forces, Ledger will embed its specialized microchip (a certified EAL5+ Secure Element) and its unique secure operating system (BOLOS), directly into Birdz’s water sensors, ensuring the accuracy of collected data. Ledger’s Secure Element will be used to sign and encrypt all collected data before it is sent into the cloud and registered into the IOTA blockchain.
Given the critical importance of accurate water quality data, Ledger’s technology will help to ensure that collected data is protected and that no false data can be injected into the cloud. This allows cities to confidently monitor their water supplies, helping them to detect any irregularities from natural and malicious forces.
“As industries are utilizing the benefits of blockchain technology and are relying more and more on connected devices to collect data, it is of critical importance to ensure that the data being collected is accurate and tamper-proof” said Pascal Gauthier CEO of Ledger. “That’s why Ledger’s IoT team has been hard at work to expand our unparalleled security solutions to all types of connected devices. By leveraging Ledger’s technology, Birdz is sending a clear message that they take the quality measurement of critical resources seriously. We’re excited to work with Birdz and look forward to other industries taking similar steps to secure critical digital data”
Birdz currently deploys thousands of water sensors throughout Europe, and starting in Q4 of this year, the sensors will be updated with Ledger’s technology. The initial rollout will include a few hundred units this year, with the possibility for further adoption in the coming years.
“This partnership echoes our DNA: providing innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technologies for the environment,” said Xavier Mathieu CEO of Birdz. “By the end of the year, we will be able to offer our customers a new version of the KAPTA water quality measurement system, which will incorporate an additional level of safety in the transmission of its data”