Grid2Home Demonstrates Smart Energy Profile 2.0 Technology at ETSI M2M Workshop
G2H-SE2 Software Showcased at Multi-Vendor Event
San Diego, CA and Sophia Antipolis, France, November 2, 2011 – Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP 2) communication technologies, today announced that they participated in a multi-vendor demonstration of a new ETSI standard for machine-to-machine communication at the ETSI M2M Workshop in Sophia Antipolis, France on October 26-27, 2011. During the workshop, Grid2Home demonstrated a Smart Energy 2.0 device controlled and managed securely by a remote cloud based server using G2H-SE2 Software and InterDigital’s common service layer based upon standardized application programming interfaces (APIs) that are independent and aware of the network.
“We were excited that Grid2Home was invited to participate in the ETSI M2M Workshop,” stated Rick Kornfeld, CEO of Grid2Home. “The workshop addressed a pertinent set of topics for developers of M2M enabling technologies, and has provided an excellent venue for demonstration of the latest the industry has to offer, such as our G2H-SE2 Software in combination with InterDigital’s service layer.”
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 PLC variants such as G3-PLC and HomePlug-GP.
“The success of our demonstration with Grid2Home shows the maturity of our respective technologies and perfectly illustrates how the ETSI standard enables interoperability among different players in the M2M ecosystem,” commented James N. Nolan, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at InterDigital. “We have had a great collaboration with Grid2Home and believe the company can be a major catalyst in unlocking the true potential of the smart grid.”
During the workshop, Grid2Home demonstrated the G2H-SE2 Software’s ability to be securely managed and remotely configured and controlled over a public network, where the server was cloud based and the client device was local network based. This would allow a service provider to manage smart energy devices remotely. Managed services will promote the mass adoption of energy saving devices that are required in the smart grid for homes and small businesses.
About G2H-SE2 Software
The G2H-SE2 Software 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, 802.15.4g, 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 (SEP-2) 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. For more information see www.grid2home.com.
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