Energy management networks (electricity, gas, water) and home automation are currently going through major changes in order to keep up with the diversification of consumers’ needs, be they industrial users, businesses or private individuals:
Increasing number of smart devices dedicated to security
Increasing energy consumption which requires predictive follow-up for better control and cost reduction
Emergence of electric vehicles
Integration of renewable sources of electric power production
Information gathering: metering (electricity, gas, water etc.), sensors (information encoding and transmission), alarms (decoding meter and sensor alarms)
Information transmission: sensor and gateway firmware development, gateway-type local application development, encoding/decoding frames (Wavenis, GSM etc.)
Information operations: alarm follow-up and processing, sensor management, subscription management, billing, business intelligence (consumption follow-up, forecasts, etc.)
Related services: testing end-to-end chain solutions
Writing functional and technical specifications
Developing frame coding and decoding interfaces (IP, Wavenis, GSM etc.)
Developing interfaces for ensuring communication with other application software
Developing management solutions for energy networks and home automation equipment
Setting up a business intelligence platform
Testing and maintaining both software and hardware solutions, either partially or end-to-end
Current challenges lie in designing new equipment that will bring more flexibility and efficiency to networks (smart grid), from sensors (index, detector, temperature, humidity, GPS, badge reader, etc.) to concentrators/gateways, information systems (networks, database, follow-up and management applications) including information retrieval to the end-user (remote management, follow-up/BI).
Our energy management expertise
Pentalog’s expertise with energy management relies on our engineers’ skills and experience in developing both IT and electronic solutions and therefore covers the entire network, from production to use, supervision and management:
Pentalog has supported several major US and European companies in the energy management (metering) and home automation industries at different network levels. We have implemented high-performance solutions increasing productivity and reducing time-to-market, such as: smart grid supervision applications (development and maintenance), firmware maintenance (sensors, gateways), mobile applications to manage sensors and monitor energy consumption.
Pentalog delivers full-stack engineering services covering the whole product and service lifecycle. We have a team of specialists in embedded development who can be involved in any electronics-related project to implement lower level solutions and ensure communication between heterogeneous elements. Their knowledge and experience on all network levels, in terms of hardware as well as protocols and software contribute to define the best options in terms of architecture and solutions for your energy management and home automation projects.
In addition, our global presence in complementary time zones allows for 24/7 service provision when required.