Smart Grid (Energy)
Markets | Smart Grid (Energy)
Remote IP management reduces energy costs the smart way
IP connectivity gives your customers better control over their energy usage
Smart utility metering is now a reality, thanks to the prevalence of affordable high-speed Internet infrastructure now available from the home, store, office or factory. A wide range of physical connections — such as via Power Line Carrier (PLC), Ethernet, wireless LAN (WiFi), mobile networks, and more — are available to connect to the Internet.
What’s more, it’s possible to transmit data in a number of ways, such as by email, Web, FTP, TCP or UDP sockets. And the data can be securely transmitted with the most advanced encryption technology.
With Connect One’s iChip Internet controller chip and compact modules, you don’t need to be an expert in all these communication protocols and standards in order to IP-enable your device, Now it’s easy to update your current meter or HVAC controller design in order to remotely monitor or control of the temperature of a home or workplace.
Connect One’s products include:
- Support for all the above-mentioned physical media
- Internal Web site for monitoring and controlling device parameters
- Access point services and routing to cellular modems
- SerialNet™ support for existing interfaces and protocols (serial-to-IP conversion)
- Encryption against hacking
TCS/Basys developed a server-based remote site monitor that independently monitors a network of thermostats for programmed alarm conditions, collects trended data in a database, automatically sends alarms to pagers, and generates reports that can be viewed via a standard Web browser. Their monitor connects via LAN, WiFi, and dial-up connections to the Internet.
“Time-to-market was most important. I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel and there just weren’t enough people available for us to do it ourselves. We needed to concentrate on doing what we’re best at.”
-Gary Pack, TCS/Basys Controls
Read how TCS/Basys (link to case study) quickly developed their versatile remote site monitor, thanks to Connect One’s iChip.