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Waterous

Waterous

Wind River Helps Equipment Manufacturer Lead Digital Transformation of Fire Trucks

World leader in water pumps for firefighting partners with Wind River to develop intelligent, connected fire trucks for IoT

Full case study

“By partnering with Wind River and Intel, we reduced our risks and project complexities.”

—Jonathan Gamble, Principal Product Engineer

THE SITUATION

Waterous is the leading provider of water pumps for fire trucks, which have historically been operated mechanically and manually. The company saw an opportunity to bring firefighting into the digital age and build the industry’s first digital, touch-screen control panel for its advanced trucks. Longer-term, the company saw an opportunity to bring Internet of Things (IoT) intelligence and connectivity to fire truck fleets and integrate them with “smart city” infrastructure.

HOW WIND RIVER HELPED

The Wind River® and Intel® portfolio of ready-made software, including Wind River Linux, addressed the full scope of security, communications, reliability, and management capabilities the new system required. Wind River Professional Services also helped significantly shorten ramp-up time for the development team.

THE RESULTS

Under tight time constraints, Waterous successfully launched the new control system, called Tellurus, and leveraged IoT connectivity. Waterous sees this as a critical competitive advantage with its ability to provide superior customer service remotely to its customers. Waterous now has the foundation for bringing IoT and smart city capabilities to fire departments and governments in cities throughout the world.