LEC Incorporated, leaders in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enablement, and  Chicago-based wireless carrier U.S. Cellular, are teaming up to bring affordable, end-to-end IIoT SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) solutions to water/wastewater customers, and other industrial markets such utility, oil, gas, pipeline and manufacturing.

“We can already see the impact in the systems we have deployed with U.S. Cellular during the pre-launch process,” said LEC’s Director of IIoT Strategy Brian Rosema. “We understand the considerable financial gap in revenue and the costs associated with the necessary technology upgrade needs of our Industrial and Municipal clients. LEC’s cutting-edge iQ Web SCADA™ platform technologies and IIoT enablement experience combined with U.S. Cellular’s strong network coverage capabilities is the cost-effective solution to fill this gap.”

iQ Web SCADA’s robust, multi-level design addresses individual IIoT needs, connecting disparate systems into a single user interface, enabling optimal remote control, monitoring and data acquisition of smart water systems.

“With LEC’s iQ Web SCADA, we can provide our customers with a reliable and secure solution that is very cost effective,” said Scott Scheuber, director of product management at U.S. Cellular. “Many customers still rely on landline connections, and wireline carriers are beginning to phase out support. Other customers may be using aging, legacy SCADA networks that are becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to maintain. Cellular combined with cloud-based management technology is the best solution to provide customers with a great experience.”

The LEC and U.S. Cellular solutions are now available and ready to deploy to Municipal and Industrial clients to improve security and reliability of remote monitoring, and to ensure optimal performance and safety for operations without exposing critical infrastructure to risks of intrusion or downtime events.