Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for Residential Customers
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is launching Wiser Air, the company’s first Wi-Fi Smart thermostat for residential consumers.
Wiser Air couples Schneider Electric’s energy management expertise with intelligent design and technology to provide consumers with a tool that delivers energy efficient comfort. It comes equipped with Wiser Forecast, which relies on Schneider Electric’s weather forecasts. This same weather intelligence is used by leading utilities, major airlines, and sports and entertainment venues, and now is available to homeowners through this exclusive offering.
It features a smartphone style, high-resolution 3.5-inch color touchscreen and a plug-and-play design. It syncs seamlessly with its smartphone app, creating a unified experience across any device or operating system. The thermostat’s hardware and Wi-Fi capability supports automatic updates, giving homeowners access to the latest technology advancements over time, without needing to purchase a new device.
Global Internet of Things Network
Silver Spring Networks is launching Starfish, a new global Internet of Things (IoT) network available to cities, businesses, utilities and developers.
The Silver Spring IPv6 network will feature speeds up to 1.2Mbps, 10 millisecond latency, up to 50 miles in point-to-point range and nearly limitless mesh range. It will be open to cities, IoT developers, utilities, entrepreneurs and companies looking to build businesses on the network and will be accompanied by an SDK and HDK offering, a free entry level service plan which will deliver 5,000 messages x 16 bytes per month, and a Global IoT Hackathon series to spur development.
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Protective System for Substation Equipment
ABB is launching AssetShieldà¢â€ž-, a new solution to shield and protect large power transformers and other substation equipment from ballistic attack. AssetShield currently meets UL-752 Ballistic Standards – Level 10 Rating.
AssetShield is an impact and fragmentation-protective system for substation equipment such as transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers and capacitors. It reduces the kinetic energy of the bullets and reduces spalling after impact.
AssetShield has been tested to protect transformers and their sensitive components by withstanding various types of gunshots at varying distances.
Advanced Metering Analytics for Mobile Use
Badger Meter announced the release of the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Mobile Solution. The new solution combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with the power of ORION® communication technologies.
The BEACON AMA software suite automatically synchronizes meter reading field assignments and meter reading data with the cloud-based BEACON AMA software any time an Internet connection is established. This saves utilities time and vehicle mileage as meter readers do not have to come into the office to receive assignments or deliver data. In addition, it allows for faster viewing of water usage data, increasing utilities’ real-time decision-making abilities.