Reply’s experience encompasses the entire “value chain” of Smart Metering projects aimed at energy and water distribution companies, as well as of Energy Monitoring projects for energy sales companies and energy aggregators. This includes every aspect connected to the installation of smart meters, sensors and data gateways/concentrators, as well as the implementation and integration of data acquisition and management systems based on the new IoT platforms. The adoption of these new technologies enables energy distributors, energy sales companies and energy aggregators to develop new IoT solutions, new data-focused analytical capabilities and new services.
Today, Smart Metering solutions use a number of different communication networks: PLC communication, GSM/3G/4G, RF 169 MHz and 868 MHz, NB_IoT, etc.), as well as a wide variety of protocols.
Sense Reply designs and implements new IoT Smart Metering solutions based on the components of the AWS platform, to collect data and manage second generation electricity, gas and water smart meters in their respective distribution networks. Intelligent metering IoT platforms are also capable of communicating using OCPP protocols, interacting with widely available commercial charging stations and supporting the implementation of new electric mobility applications.
The IoT platform used for intelligent measurement will become the ideal tool for managing Smart Grids: any node that is part of the distribution network (distribution points, secondary substations, etc.) will be able to communicate the status of numerous management parameters and variables, thus allowing the operator to effectively plan and optimise the operation and management of the distribution network.
Sense Reply has collaborated and partnered with some of the leading producers of Smart Metering systems, supporting their technological evolution, together with the integration of meters and concentrators within the IoT platform, for a comprehensive end-to-end turnkey approach.
Sense Reply assists energy sales companies in developing and expanding their services from the Smart Home to the Energy Smart Home.
Sense Reply supports energy sales companies, telecoms operators and energy aggregators in defining new solutions and services aimed at controlling and optimising energy consumption for homes and offices. Sense Reply designs and develops new Smart Home platforms for these operators, or extends those already available, with the aim of allowing them to expand their products and services beyond the sale of pure commodities.
Sense Reply supports every phase of projects aimed at the introduction and roll-out of Smart Metering solutions, charging stations for electric cars and for the implementation of the Energy Smart Home. We offer:
Sense Reply provides support in the definition and alignment of the IoT architecture to the Smart Metering, Smart Grid and Energy Smart Home strategy, integrating it into the portfolio of existing applications, as well as ensuring that the solution is in line with the requirements set out by the relevant Authorities, UNI specifications and any other applicable standards. The Reply Team ensures the evolution of intelligent measurement solutions, collaborating with the manufacturers of the instruments.
Sense Reply enables and configures the AWS and Salesforce.com components to develop an IoT platform that is in line with the required architectural design, as well as integrating it into the existing business application portfolio.
Sense Reply is able to seamlessly activate the Data Lake, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence components for IoT on AWS, to provide forecasting functionalities, the analytical capabilities necessary to detect losses and theft of energy/water, the identification of opportunities to optimise network operations, energy consumption and much more.
Together with the Reply Group companies specialised in cybersecurity, we carefully evaluate every single aspect of the design and implementation of the IoT platform and of the architecture across the various levels, analysing any new risks and providing tailored advice to align corporate policies to the new IoT scenario.
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