Greenvity Communications is showcasing a smart meter range extender that
demonstrates Greenvity's patented powerline communication (PLC) and
wireless bridging technology using an industry leading smart meter for
multi-dwelling units (MDU). The PLC and wireless bridging technology is
based on HomePlug
Green PHY and ZigBee standards. It uses Greenvity's Home Gateway
Controller (GV-Controller) and GV7011 system-on-chip (SoC) to bridge
ZigBee data and commands from a smart meter to existing power lines as
the backbone link to all suites inside a building.
"Smart meters for many existing MDUs such as apartment buildings,
condos, commercial and industrial buildings are placed in the basement,
metal closet or outside of a building making it difficult to impossible
for ZigBee signals to reach suites or apartments at higher floors," said
Greenvity's CEO Hung Nguyen. "As consumers adopt Internet of Things
devices for use inside MDUs, a reliable bridging technology such as the
Greenvity hybrid solution will be critical to enable communication with
the smart meter via power lines and to leverage the demand response and
energy saving programs offered by utilities."
The PLC and wireless bridging demonstration uses Greenvity's Hybrii®
GV7011 SoC with a smart meter to extend its range by bridging the meter
data from ZigBee to PLC in order to pass through obstacles (such as
walls and concrete). Greenvity's GV-Controller module (home gateway),
also powered by the GV7011 SoC, is placed in each suite and it can
bridge smart meter data from PLC to either ZigBee or WiFi enabling
two-way communications between the Interne of Things (IoT) devices and
the smart meter. Greenvity's smart meter extender solution supports
Smart Energy Profiles such as SEP 1.x and SEP 2.0.
Greenvity will be demonstrating the smart meter range extender in
Greenvity's booth #801 at Distributech,
held Jan. 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas. Greenvity will also demonstrate
its recently announced GV-Controller, GV-LED and GV-Sensor IoT solutions.
Greenvity IoT solutions
Greenvity's total turn-key IoT solutions include SoCs, modules, software
and mobile apps that enable any home device or IoT device to be smart
and controllable for energy-saving and home and building automation
purposes. OEMs and ODMs can get to market quickly and have the
flexibility to customize and scale up or down the modules and the
baseline software to fit specific applications.
Greenvity's first IoT solutions include the GV-Controller
(Home Gateway & Lighting Controller Module), GV-LED
(Smart LED Driver Module) and GV-Sensor
(All-in-one Sensor Module), powered by Greenvity's Hybrii® SoCs, GV7011
and GV7013 chips. Each GV-LED module and GV-Sensor module can
communicate with and be controlled by the GV-Controller via either PLC
or wireless to form an IoT network that mobile devices can access and
control wirelessly and remotely. Greenvity Smart Lighting Software suite
and mobile apps (supporting iOS and Android) are provided with the
modules without a licensing fee. API is provided so that OEM/ODM
customers can add their own application software to differentiate and
enhance their products.
For more information, visit: www.greenvity.com/products.
About Greenvity Communications
Greenvity Communications is a solution provider for the Internet of
Things (IoT) focused on smart LED lighting, home and building
automation, IoT sensors, smart meters and automotive. Greenvity is
transforming the IoT market with its innovative and patented hybrid
communication technology that integrates standard-based powerline
communication (PLC) and wireless for robustness and extended range.
Greenvity's mission is to provide customers turn-key solutions from
system-on-chips, modules, systems and software to significantly reduce
customers' time-to-market and cost of development. With full operations
beginning in 2011, Greenvity is a privately held company based in
Silicon Valley. www.greenvity.com
Greenvity Communications, the Greenvity logo and Hybrii are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Greenvity Communications, Inc., Reg. U.S.
Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of
their respective owners. © 2014 Greenvity Communications, Inc.
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