Telemetry is a technology that allows the remote measurement and reporting of information
of interest to the system designer or operator. The word is derived from Greek roots
tele = remote, and metron = measure. Systems that need instructions and data sent
to them in order to operate require the counterpart of telemetry, telecommand.
Telemetry typically refers to wireless communications (i.e. using a radio system
to implement the data link), but can also refer to data transferred over other media,
such as a telephone or computer network or via an optical link.
- Oil and Gas remote instrumentation monitoring,
(offshore platforms, onshore oilwells)
- Networks of remote pump stations (wastewater
collection, or for water supply).
- Hydro-graphic monitoring and control, (water
supply, reservoirs, sewerage systems).
- Environmental monitoring systems (pollution,
air quality, emissions monitoring).
- Minesite monitoring applications.
- Protection supervision and data logging of
Power transmission network.