Ember has unveiled plans to release its Internet Protocol (IP)-based low-power wireless networking stack for smart metering and smart grid applications.
The EnOcean Alliance has announced today that its wireless, battery-less energy harvesting sensors and associated control systems are now fully interoperable with TCP/IP. The Alliance is a consortium of companies collaborating to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, Customer demand is growing for the ability to manage and monitor building automation controls over IP networks. To that end, the EnOcean Alliance enables building owners to fully leverage the flexibility of IP technologies that offer interoperability and convergence advantages to more effectively manage their facilities’ energy consumption.
Arch Rock Corporation has introduced PhyNet-Grid, the first advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and grid communication platform based entirely on industry-standard IP networking, security and data-collection protocols. It is also the first platform to offer real-time meter data collection and has the functionality to implement low-energy operations during a power outage, preventing the need of a time-consuming rebuild of the mesh network.