Grid2Home Releases G2H-SE2 Software Solution for Smart Energy 2.0
Evaluation Kit Available January 2012
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP2) communication technologies, today announced the availability of the beta release of its G2H-SE2 Software, which can be fully customized for any platform. An evaluation kit will be available to order in January.
"This release marks an important milestone for SEP2 and shows its readiness for product implementation and participation in interoperability and lab testing," stated Rick Kornfeld, CEO of Grid2Home. "This is demonstrated by the number of platforms with different physical interfaces that are currently supported by Grid2Home."
The G2H-SE2 Software, which supports multiple applications, including electric vehicles, appliances, thermostats and load and energy sources, is interoperable across a wide range of devices, and has been ported to multiple hardware platforms and physical layers including Wi-Fi, ZigBee and various PLC variants.
"We see demand-response solutions playing a crucial part in realizing the long term potential of smart grid projects, and have worked very closely with Grid2Home in SEP2 standardization and interoperability activities using Atmel's best-in-class AT86RF231 transceiver," commented Kourosh Boutorabi, Senior Director at Atmel® Corporation. "This milestone extends our commitment to the smart energy segment and facilitates integration of our wireless connectivity and microcontroller ICs in smart meters, appliances, in-home displays and gateways."
"Grid2Home's Smart Energy 2.0 implementation will bring the smart grid to its next level of practical usability, and this implementation turned out to be very easily portable to the GreenPeak platform," said Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. "The Grid2Home software is a key enabler for GreenPeak to implement devices in the home with ultra long battery life and connected to the smart grid."
The G2H-EVAL evaluation kit is a complete two-node solution and will come bundled with G2H-SE2 Software, two hardware platforms and the PC based G2H-Test Tool. Sample applications for both a client and a server are provided together with a development guide.
About G2H-SE2 Software
The G2H-SE2 Software, which has been publicly demonstrated on multiple platforms and physical layers, supports interoperability over wired and wireless networks. Grid2Home delivers complete smart energy software solutions that offer ease of integration, as well as hardware and physical layer architectural flexibility. The SEP 2 standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software includes the application support layer, infrastructure services and transport and network layers. G2H-SE2 transport and network protocol layers are designed to allow for maximum flexibility and customization. The G2H-SE2 application support layer provides customers a starting point for developing their end-product applications, reducing the application integration burden and improving time to market. Unlike other solutions, a single G2H-SE2 application will run multiple and different physical layers at the same time. G2H-SE2 services and support facilitate product integration, application development and system test.
Grid2Home is a communications software company at the forefront of smart grid connectivity technologies. Used across a range of devices such as smart meters, appliances and electric vehicles, the standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software is portable across all major semiconductor platforms and physical layers including 802.15.4, 802.11 and Power Line Communications, allowing maximum product development flexibility and easy integration for Smart Grid device manufacturers. Active in driving Smart Energy Profile (SEP2) communications standards for the Home Area Network (HAN), the Grid2Home management team and board of directors bring an unmatched combination of business savvy and communications protocol expertise to the fast-growing smart grid market.