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EpiSensor Unveils Next Generation Wireless Energy Monitoring System

December 18, 2012

By Raju Shanbhag, Call Recording World Contributor

With increasing energy bills for both households and companies, energy monitoring is becoming highly important to save energy. A wireless energy monitor displays how much electricity the consumer is using in their entire home.

EpiSensor has unveiled a new generation of its scalable wireless energy monitoring system which offers a new smart gateway and upgraded sensors.

To collect data from wireless nodes, the new EpiSensor wireless energy monitoring system makes use of state of the art wireless self-healing mesh networking technology. While the sensor networks make use of ZigBee wireless technology (IEEE 802.15.4), which works in the ISM band, the system is created on open industry standards.  With the help of standard communications protocols, the smart gateway connects to the Internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi and GSM/GPRS.

ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology catering to the unique requirements of low-affordable, low-power wireless sensor and control networks in just about any market. Since ZigBee can be utilized almost anywhere, is simple to deploy and requires little power to work and offers various chances for growth into new markets

“Our new system is designed to be equally advantageous as either a new installation or a retrofit installation to interface to existing enterprise software,” said Gary Carroll, CEO of Ireland-based EpiSensor.  “Because it’s fully modular and wireless, this scalable system can be installed with minimum disruption to normal operations.”

In 2009, the company partnered with IBM to develop real-time monitoring solutions for energy, water, and carbon emissions. Both the companies will develop networking devices that easily combine with infrastructure already in place. They will also enable efficient environmental monitoring. While IBM will offer its extensive resources in research, software, modeling, and management of complex networks, EpiSensor will contribute its experience developing environmental sensor equipment built upon the popular ZigBee wireless protocol to the project.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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