Dortmund, 24 April 2018. Dortmund-based company Lemonbeat GmbH, which specialises in technologies for the Internet of Things, has partnered with Dutch energy data expert NET2GRID BV to develop a white-label smart metering solution.
The complete solution for energy suppliers is comprised of a digital energy meter with integrated wireless technology based on the LB LoRa and LB Radio standards. The solution is equipped with long-range LoRa technology, allowing energy suppliers to read meters at a distance – from a vehicle passing by the property, for example. The robust Lemonbeat technology delivers fast data rates to provide real-time consumption data for end customers whenever they need it. Data is transferred from the energy meter to the NET2GRID platform via a small local gateway. On the platform, the data is evaluated and converted into a format that is easy for end customers to understand.
“Our complete solution generates real added value for energy suppliers in two ways”, remarks Oliver van der Mond, Managing Director of Lemonbeat GmbH. “On the one hand, our cost-saving technology makes it easy for suppliers to read meters remotely. This technology is combined with expertly processed visual consumption data that allows customers to keep track of every detail of their energy use”.
NET2GRID Managing Director Bert Lutje Berenbroek continues: “We’re glad to have found a reliable technology partner in Lemonbeat. With Lemonbeat, we can gather valuable real-time data and utilise our non-intrusive load monitoring service. This service uses artificial intelligence to recognise energy consuming appliances without needing to fit complex measuring devices in the customer’s home.
The first joint project of the partnership is scheduled for completion in autumn 2018.
Lemonbeat GmbH, based in Dortmund, Germany, was founded in October 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of innogy SE – one of Europe’s largest utility companies. Key to the company’s cross-industry IoT offering is Lemonbeat OS, an IoT-tailored operating system for any kind of device. Lemonbeat OS can be deployed in any imaginable IoT use case. Our solutions are characterized by their slimline architecture, robust performance and high level of adaptability. With Lemonbeat OS at the core of its offering, the company offers a universal solution for IoT innovators – a solution that is compatible with any system, from the smallest of devices up to full cloud solutions. Further information is available at www.lemonbeat.com
NET2GRID is one of the leading companies’ world wide of realtime NILM (non-intrusive load monitoring) services. NET2GRID’s energy insight platform, is reducing your cost to serve while increasing customer engagement. Greater energy consumption insights and deeper, more trusting customer relationships translate into upsell activity and reduced churn. It is our solution to engage your customer. The company started in 2011 and holds office in The Netherlands and Greece. www.net2grid.com
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