Four reasons to work with EpiSensor on your Demand Response solution
Being able to deploy a reliable monitoring system more quickly and easily, with less disruption to your customers operations can increase your competitive advantage.
EpiSensor’s systems provide high quality electrical load data in open formats, sent securely and reliably back to your server, but with the ease of installation and simplicity of a wireless system.
It’s important to be able to trust the data that’s being produced in any demand/response application, especially as the data is often fed back directly to the electricity distribution grid, and used to calculate payments to customers.
All EpiSensor electricity meters are individually factory calibrated to Class 1 accuracy and can monitor very large electrical loads in excess of 3000A per phase. We pair each meter with a set of CT’s or Rogowski Coils at time of manufacture, and calibrate the electronics using laboratory grade equipment.
With EpiSensor Industrial IoT Platform, many ‘nodes’ or meters can be joined to each IIOT Gateway, many IIOT Gateways can be deployed on each site, and many sites can report data back to a central server in real-time. EpiSensor IIOT Gateways are designed to work over low bandwidth cellular connections, and can push data to any server in efficient open formats like JSON and CSV. You can easily scale solutions to 1000’s of sites, spread across multiple countries, all reporting data in real-time back to your server on the Internet.
Security for a demand response system is paramount. We implement enterprise class security from sensor, to server. Our ZigBee Pro wireless sensor network uses AES 128-bit encrypted communications, operating in the international license-free 2.4GHz ISM band. The key to a secure IoT architecture is simplicity – no EpiSensor software is required on the server-side. Each IIOT Gateway can be configured with unique server access credentials, and will only send data when a secure connection to the server can be verified.
Ease of Installation
EpiSensor’s system has an enterprise class feature set, but we have worked for many years to make the system as easy to install and maintain as possible. Our IoT platform can be commissioned by non-technical personnel, without the need for specialised training or experience with traditional automation system technologies. All aspects of the system can be configured from an easy-to-use web interface on the IIOT Gateway.