Powerline networking specialist devolo is working on intelligent solutions for energy networks in Europe, together with key partners in the technology and energy sectors. As a research company, devolo intends to utilise its expertise as a member of the OMS Group and EEBus organisation and together with other members, provide open standards that are relevant for real-world application.
The EEBus networking concept for the smart home and the smart grid
As a member of the EEBus e.V. organisation, devolo is joining one of the most important standardisation initiatives in the smart communication sector. Members of this committee are jointly developing a standardised networking concept for the smart grid and smart home. Through consistent real-world applications, the results of the field tests have had a direct influence on the EEBus software, with the organisation intending to achieve global interoperability between smart home components. For this reason, constant communication with international committees and standardisation organisations is needed. EEBus has set the goal of implementing its solution as an open standard on the German, European and global market.
The OMS Group defines standards for utility meters
In order to standardise utility meter communication within the smart home, key groups and companies have joined together in the Open Metering System (OMS) Group. Using the OMS Specification, the group has developed the European standard (EN 13757-x) for utility meters. With devolo already offering a product that guarantees a stable and secure transmission of meter data, the company decided to join the OMS Group. OMS is the only European standard that integrates all utilities including electricity, gas, heat and water into a central metering system. devolo, with its Powerline expertise, will develop and test additional solutions for a simple connection between utility meters and the infrastructure.
Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG said: "As a research company, communication with other participants in the industry is key in order to be able to design the future of the intelligent energy network together. We are pleased to be able to bring our expertise to both the OMS Group committee and EEBus e.V., and in return we benefit from the expertise of our partners. Our objective is to create open standards for the energy networks of the future together."