Gateway + Cloud = Online Real Time Energy Monitoring
- Rainforest gateway and the Wattvision cloud now work together - Real time Smart Meter data available online
Princeton, NJ & Vancouver, BC – April 25, 2013 – Wattvision, an energy solutions company, and Rainforest Automation, a developer of residential energy management products, jointly announced that their two products are now mutually interoperable and form an integrated solution for consumers. The combination of Wattvision’s cloud-based energy monitoring platform and Rainforest`s internet-connected home energy gateway provides online access to accurate, real time energy data for residential homeowners, and forms a compelling consumer engagement tool for utilities deploying smart meters.
“Giving homeowners access to their own smart meter data is a proven way to show them the value of the new meter that has been installed on their house,” said Chris Tumpach, president of Rainforest Automation. “Providing easy, online access in real time allows consumers to engage at a higher level, and participate in reducing peak consumption – because they can see it as it happens.”
The EAGLETM Energy Access Gateway Link to Ethernet product from Rainforest Automation is a simple and affordable gateway device that communicates directly with smart meters that have been equipped with ZigBee Smart Energy standard wireless capability. It is able to read the smart meter data, and stream the real time energy information to the home Ethernet network and on to the internet. The EAGLETM is available from Amazon.com, and from the Rainforest Automation online store (http://www.rainforestautomation.com/choose_store), at the retail price of $99.99.
Wattvision’s cloud-based energy monitoring platform provides live feedback on energy use through a simple web and mobile interface. It also provides flexible access to the usage data and customizable alerts. Graphs of live data and history, raw data downloads, and rankings against other users are all available. Wattvision’s open API also permits users to share their data with other services, while maintaining security and privacy.
“Data from the newest smart meters is now accessible,” said Savraj Singh, Founder of Wattvision. “We can work with the same data the utility sees, and provide feedback to our customers via the web or phone to help them reduce their energy bills.”
Wattvision makes cloud-based energy data collection and analysis tools to help consumers and businesses save money on energy. Founded in 2009, Wattvision has created a complete web and mobile experience for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices that fosters awareness of energy usage and drives savings. The Wattvision cloud processes millions of data points every day and can interoperate with other third-party services through an open API. The company is based in Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit: www.wattvision.com.
About Rainforest Automation
Rainforest Automation, Inc. makes products that allow utilities and homeowners to manage residential energy usage. Our primary product focus is on the ZigBee wireless HAN (Home Area Network), and connecting the smart meter data stream to the home and the cloud. Our open, standards-based devices enable “plug and play” access to the smart meter data stream – not only for utilities and end consumers, but also for third-parties, such as suppliers of home automation equipment, home energy management system makers, and providers of value-added cloud services. The company is based in Vancouver, BC.
For more information, visit: www.rainforestautomation.com.
ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to- use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
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