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The Meter in the Web: Cloud-Based Energy Services

Smart energy is an extremely important part of what we do here at Digi International. We believe that technological innovations have the power to save our planet. That’s why we’re excited to announce our participation in the Smart Home and Metering Summit 2012 on October 17 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

For those headed to the event, here are five topics presenter and Digi’s energy expert Andreas Rueckriegel will discuss. And, for those who cannot make it to Germany for the conference, these five topics will give you an idea of how Digi is at the forefront of latest technology in cloud-based energy services.

1. Smart Metering in Germany is turning around technical and legal regulations blocking further dynamics in the field of residential energy management solutions. Although smart meters are widely seen as the only base for any further smart energy services, Digi can demonstrate alternatives.

2. Digi shows a technical and commercial offering that can easily enable energy management services in combination with smart meters. These can be managed independently as to not touch the strict regulations of regulated smart metering.

3. Combining two of the most pioneering trends in our industry – Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things – Digi provides an innovative platform which can be used by utilities and energy service providers to design web-based product solutions for their end customers.

4. The technical architecture is existing and ready-to-use by leveraging cloud advantages and features. By having iDigi in the heart of the solution you can – even for a limited number of devices in the field – provide a full professional solution that’s reliable, scalable, safe and low-cost.

5. You will see best-practice implementations like the renowned E-Energy E-DeMa project that is using the cloud-based solution of Digi, the iDigi Device Cloud. E-DeMa is a joint project between SWK, RWE, Siemens, Miele, ProSyst, the universities of Bochum, Duisburg/Essen and Dortmund and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund. These groups are working to develop and demonstrate an e-energy, locally networked, “energy marketplace of the future” using cutting-edge information and communication technology. The realizations of further energy service offerings like a solar monitoring apps or an energy control app is becoming increasingly easy and cost efficient. You can read a case study on the E-DeMa project here.

Will you be attending the event in Germany? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter. We’d love to answer your smart metering questions and meet you at the event!

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