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Smart – an interpretable Term

For several years, smart products and solutions have been promoted for online water analytics. But what does "smart" really mean? The interpretation of the term "smart" varies heavily as it is not defined.

Since it is not always easy to distinguish between truly smart solutions and mere marketing expressions, even customers have started to randomly add "smart" to their vocabulary, which leads to unclear expectations.

What can be defined as "smart" depends on individual requirements of customers and their applications. Since the term is used without a standardized definition, it is not binding. This carries the risk of unsatisfactory equipment because there is no common understanding on what smart characteristics a measurement device has to offer. In the following, we analyze the most frequently used smart attributes in connection with online water instruments. Read more.


Helvetas Water Project 2019

Continuing one of Swans traditions, Swan is supporting a further Helvetas drinking water project. This year the project is in Nepal, Helvetas first partner country. Since the beginning of this specific water project in 2001, 442 facilities for clean drinking water have been built and over 150,000 people in 25,000 household have benefited from sanitary facilities and an improved drinking water supply.

The aim of this project is to further educate the locals about the proper water handling, basic hygienic rules and how to prevent diseases as well as to continue to provide easy access to clean drinking water. By working with Helvetas for many years, we can guarantee that our donations are being used properly. 

Swan thanks you for your continuous support throughout the years. Furthermore, Swan wishes you and your family a joyous holiday season and all the best for the next year.