LoRa Radio PTP

27 reviews
5/5
Starting at
$539
+ Paired Bridge
$139
Model 100-RF-PTP

• One size fits 3/4″ to 2” pipes, special sizes up to 4” available
• For 1 to 3 flow meter installations
• No Wi-Fi needed at meter install location
• Meter auto-connects from up to 1,000ft. to LoRaPTP Bridge/internet access
• Grab your flow data from nearly anywhere
• iOS and Android App for flow data, alerts and more
• Premium Data Plan or try a Free Starter Plan (Upgrade later)

STEP 1
Choose a Data Plan

$4.98 / mo. / meter (16¢ per day) billed yearly
Everything in the Free Plan + enhanced: Live Flow, Web Dash, historical data, reporting, alerts & more… See Data Plans below

EXTRA
Get 10% off meter price with Premium Data Plan purchase.
$59.76
*20% saving over equivalent custom choices plus a 10% hardware discount on all meter purchases.
STEP 2
Choose a Water Meter Size

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Description

Empower your water management with Bluebot’s Clamp-on Ultrasonic Water Monitoring featuring cutting-edge LoRa technology.

Gain total control of your water usage from anywhere with ultimate connectivity and unmatched reliability. Ideal for homes, businesses, commercial, light industrial, and agricultural applications, this solution is recommended for 1-3 units per location.

Picture this: Bid farewell to water bill surprises and the worry of costly leaks. With Bluebot, conveniently monitor and track your water usage, receiving real-time alerts for any leaks or overuse.

The Bluebot smart water meter is a one size (and price) fits all, stand-alone solution made so everyone can easily know their water. Effortlessly clamping onto the exterior of the pipe, it seamlessly adjusts to fit eighty (80) pipe size and type combinations through patented Robot AI servoing guided by the Bluebot mobile App.

Our LoRaPTP, or Long Range Point-To-Point, solution is perfect for smaller deployments. With seamless internet connectivity up to thousands of feet away, no more Wi-Fi hassles or repeaters are needed at the meter install point. Bluebot effortlessly connects to the Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud™ via LoRa radio transmission, providing high-quality water data to your mobile app, web dashboard, or even your own software through API.

Trust Bluebot, a pioneer in flow technology, for unparalleled performance and a wide range of high-resolution water monitoring data. Enjoy peace of mind with efficient and reliable water management!

Data Plan
STARTER

Free

UPGRADE AT ANY TIME

Data Access: Mobile App + Web Dashboard

Live Flow Streaming: 15 Seconds in App Only

Up to 2 Bluebot Flow Meters in App,
unlimited meters on Web Dash

Historical Data: 3 Months in App Only

Reports: Download via App Only (iOS)

View: Hour, Day, Month Flow Usage
Graph in App & Web Dash

Alerts: (1) One /meter (SMS & Notification)

Dollarize: Read flow in Dollars; Fine tune $/Gallon, $/Liter by inputting water bill info

Pipe Size: 3/4”, 1.0”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 2.0”

Pipe Types: Copper, PVC, CPVC, PEX, PE, Galv.

24-hour response – submit tickets via email

Device Menu: Health & Status App Only

1-Year Warranty on Manufacturing Defects

PREMIUM

$4.98

/ mo. / meter (billed yearly)

EXTRA
Get 10% off meter price with
Premium Data Plan purchase.
GET EVERYTHING IN THE
FREE PLAN +

Live Flow Streaming:
5 Min on App / Web Dash (coming soon)

Unlimited Bluebot Flow Meters (App & Web Dash)

View Historical Data in App & Web Dash

Historical Data: 12 Months in App & Web Dash

Reports: Download via App & Web Dash

Alerts: 3 /meter (SMS & Notification)

Special Alert: Flow Start / Stop
(SMS & Notification)

Budgeting: Set Dollar or Gallon budget (weekly/monthly) Get Notified & Coached

Add Large Pipe Sizes: 2.5”, 3.0”, 4.0”

Add Pipe Types: 304 & 316 Stainless Steel,
Ductile Iron

Device Menu: Health & Status App & Web Dash

*20% saving over equivalent custom choices plus a 10% hardware discount on all meter purchases.

Specifications

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Each LoRaPTP Bluebot ships with everything you need to have a successful installation.

Everything below is included in the box:

  • The LoRaPTP Bluebot smart flow meter
  • The LoraPTP Bridge
  • 10ft (3m) USB-C power cable to power the Meter
  • 6ft (1.8m) USB-C power cable to power the Bridge
  • 2x Antenna – one for Meter and one for Bridge
  • C-holders, replacement coupling pads
  • Microfiber towel
  • Sandpaper disc

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE APP

Get started today by downloading the Bluebot app and creating an account.  Search “Bluebot water” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

 

UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY

Bluebot auto-adjusts itself to fit eighty (80) pipe size and type combinations through patented Robot AI servoing guided by the Bluebot mobile App.  As more pipe sizes and types are added in the future, customers get them for free.

Pipe Sizes:
Standard : 3/4”, 1.0”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 2.0”
Large: 2.5”, 3.0”, 4.0” (Special Calibration “Prime Versions”)

Pipe Types: Copper (Type L & M), PVC (Sch. 40 & 80), CPVC (Sch. 40 & 80), PEX, PE, Galvanized, Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel

 

PERFORMANCE SPECS
Accuracy: +/- 1.0% to 2.0% of flow reading (application, pipe size and type dependent)
Repeatability: +/- 0.2%of flow reading
Low
Flow
Capability: From 0.1 to
0.5 gpm | 0.38 to 1.9 lpm (Pipe size dependent)
High Flow Capability: Maximum 
flow
 for 
pipe
 size

 

LoRa NETWORKING
Data Communication: LoRa radio communication protocol
Flow Meter: No Wi-Fi needed; Meter auto-connects to a LoRaPTP Bridge via RF
Connection Range: Approximately 1000Ft.(305m); 1.2mi (1.93km) line of sight
Number of Devices: Paired set – one meter + one LoRaPTP Bridge
Number of Locations: Unlimited, recommend 1-3 meters per location
LoRaPTP Bridge: Connect to the internet via Ethernet cable to router or available Wi-Fi, flow data streamed to Cloud (For 4G LTE see LoRaWAN Bluebot Solution)
LoRa Signal Outage: Meter automatically reconnects to cloud when Signal is restored.

 

OPERATING SPECS
Measured Fluid: Water / Grey Water
Temperature:
 0°
C 
to 
50°
C
 | 
32°
F
 to 
122°
F
Power Supply: Supplied with 10ft (3m) power cable, USA plug /110VAC (No batteries required)
Power Outage: Meter automatically reconnects to cloud when Power is restored.
Meter Input Power: 5V, 1A

 

INSTALLATION
App: Download the Bluebot App at the Apple App Store or Google Play, Search “bluebot water”
App Guided Commissioning: Appx. 10 min App led;  3-steps 1)
 Survey,
 2) 
Connect 
to
 network,
 3) Clamp
 on 
pipe, auto-adjusts and sets
Method:
 Clamp‑on outside of pipe,
 no
 pipe 
cutting
 or shutdowns required
Meter Orientation:
 Any
 angle,
 horizontal, vertical, bi-directional flow

 

PHYSICAL SPECS
Meter: Ingress rating indoor/outdoor use NEMA 6 / IP67; Clamp-on footprint Length 4.13in (105mm); Weight 0.8lbs (0.36kg)
LoRaPTP Bridge: Indoor use only; 3.0in (76mm) L x 3.0in (76mm) W x 1.0in (25mm) H; Weight 0.25lb (0.11kg)

 

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
Apple Phone/Tablet iOS 14 or newer
Android Phone/Tablet Android OS 12 or newer
Web Dash – All internet browsers

 

GENERAL
Technology: Transit-Time Ultrasonic
Patented: US
105510231 Adjustable Angle Technology (AAT)
FCC ID: 2AHMR-ESP07S
CE Approved

 

ABOUT LoRa

LoRaPTP vs. LoRaWAN, What’s the Difference?

The Bluebot LoRaPTP, or Long Range Point-To-Point (Model:100-RF-PTP) offers a paired One Meter+One Bridge solution for smaller deployments of 1-3 units per location.  The Bluebot LoRaWAN, or Long Range Wide Area Network, (Model: 100-RF-WAN) solution utilizes an advanced Gateway transceiver to efficiently manage hundreds of Bluebot meters in expansive installations.  Note: the LoRaWAN solution is not available for online sale as it requires special configuration to assure quality.  To request a quotation

LoRa, or Long Range, is a wireless modulation technique derived from Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) technology. It encodes information on radio waves using chirp pulses – similar to the way dolphins and bats communicate!

LoRa is a wireless communication protocol designed for low-power, long-range  communication between devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). LoRa is an international, open radio standard, which is managed by the LoRa AllianceTM.

Bluebot leverages LoRa in both PTP and WAN configuration to achieve bidirectional communication, a high level of security through modern encryption technologies, and low energy demands to enable efficient and cost-effective connectivity.  The result is a water flow meter ideal for applications like smart homes, buildings, cities and agriculture as well as industrial IoT.

App & Web Dash

DATA

Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud: Uses Amazon Web Services (AWS), Manages all data; Serves client Apps; API; S3
Resolution: 42,000 flow data points per day with .000000 
six
 decimal
 points
Applications:
 iOS App,
Android App, Web-Dash, API, S3

 

APP FEATURES 

  • Live Flow: View your flow real-time in a graph
  • Dollarize: Enter your water cost and read your flow in dollars and cents
  • Units: Select how you want to see your flow usage –  gallons, liters ,or dollarize
  • Data Retention: Hour, Day, Month graphing, Custom date ranges
  • Reports: Download usage reports for analysis (.xls , .csv, .pdf)
  • 24/7 Alerts:
 SMS text and Notifications; Flow over time,
 usage volume‑based,
 Dollarize based, flow started, flow stopped
  • Naming & Grouping: Identify each meter by name/location and add to a group location
  • Cost
 Allocation:
 Sub-metering, accounting, budgeting
  • Data 
access
 sharing:
 TBA
  • Diagnostics: Meter health and status
  • In-Field adjustment: K-Factor and Zeroing
  • Re-Scan: Move meter to a new pipe size and type
  • Inclusive
design:
 Color‑blind
 data
 color
 pallet,
 large
 buttons
  • API
data
availability:
 Open
API
for
data
access
available
upon
request

 

Calibration

CALIBRATION & DATA QUALITY

Elevate your confidence in Bluebot flow meters through our unwavering commitment to calibration and data quality.

Factory Calibration: Each flow meter undergoes a meticulous 4-point calibration on our NIST traceable primary flow standard, covering its entire flow range. Calibration certificates are available upon request, ensuring transparency and precision.

Network: Before shipment, every flow meter is connected to the Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud™ via a Wi-Fi network, guaranteeing optimal networking quality.

K‑Factor
Adjustment:
 App enabled tool to adjust 
expected 
vs.
 actual
 water
 flow
 usage in the field

Set Zero Point: An app-enabled tool used to eliminate environmental or ultrasonic noise (false flow) if detected, ensuring accurate and reliable data.

Reviews
4.7
Based on 27 reviews
1-5 of 27 reviews
  1. I have tried several other brands of water meters and Bluebot saved the day. I purchased 4 units and installed on my home water main 1.5” copper, irrigation main 1” PVC, my Guest house 3/4”copper and one on my Mom and Dad’s house 1” copper. Since one size fits all, the units adjusted to my various pipe sizes and types. I found an immediate 1gpm leak on my irrigation and started saving day one.

    The app is the best I have seen and shows live flow and alerts me via text.

    The coolest part is I feel like I have total control of my water now and rest easy.

  2. Waiting for the new version of the app. happy so far!

  3. Great For industrial businesses that rely on water for their operations

    Water meter is an essential tool for monitoring usage and identifying inefficiencies. We use this device on our CNC to simply check the amount of water that has passed since the machine has been serviced.

  4. App is under development, hardware is nice!

    Great app, it has a lot of graphing features. The app it will lose the data but always seems to be fixed quickly. looking forward to the new version they said they were releasing this year. My interactions with Ryan and Austin in support have been great. Cool idea and look forward to seeing what this company does in the near future. The hardware however is really cool, it has these little sensors that scan the pipe and it’s fun to install, just don’t get your fingers caught in the clamps!

    Highly recommend.

  5. Car washes use a lot of water, the price of water is not really the issue with our application but more the way the water is regulated. Saving water is just one of the benefits of bluebot we appreciate, but the key benefit is using their beta Smart Flow Cloud API to stream the water data directly to our own solution to show the county that our water use per wash is under control and within their guidelines. We don’t always have a way to record flow per wash but with the bluebot we can now see that pretty well and for that we recommend the bluebot to other car wash businesses.