• Energaware Project: how to reduce your energy bill while playing a game
    Energaware Project: how to reduce your energy bill while playing a game
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    Advanticsys recently presented European Energaware project during the Sustainable Energy Week Conference organized by the European Commission in Brussels from 19th to 25th June 2017.
     
    The main objective of the EnerGAware project is to reduce energy consumption and emissions by 15-30% in a social housing pilot in Plymouth (UK) by increasing tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency through the development of a serious game. Thus, energy savings virtually achieved in the game and in reality (through the real-time measurement of household energy consumption) enable progression in the serious game. Social media features offer users a platform to share their achievements, compete with each other, give energy advice and join together to form virtual energy communities. Since February 2015, a total of 100 social houses are participating in the pilot.
     
    Energaware game
     
    A plug&play wireless energy monitoring kit was designed and deployed by Advanticsys in each household. Little intervention was needed thanks to the selection of suitable devices to collect consumption information from legacy gas and electricity meters as well as to group data collected and send to the remote data server for further analysis. Therefore, the monitoring infrastructure used in the project is as follows:

    • Wireless M-Bus LED pulse sensor for electricity meters.
    • Wireless M-Bus OCR camera sensor for gas meters.
    • Data collection cabinet including our DM-108 wireless bridges, supporting both Wireless M-Bus and Modbus RTU and our UCM-316 data concentrator. They logged and sent meters data to the cloud platform in 15 minutes intervals.

     
    Energaware, coordinated by Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, has been funded by the Horizon 2020 European Union Research and Innovation Programe, and its duration is three years. More information can be found at project dedicated website .

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  • Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project
    Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project
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    Advanticsys extends its projects portfolio with an automated meter reading project in one of the largest District Heating/Cooling networks in the south of Europe, operated by Spanish company Sampol. In particular, this project, located in Palma (Majorca – Spain) provides heating and cooling to the Balearic Islands University (UIB) and the Balearic Islands Innovation Park “Parc Bit”. Built in 2000, it comprises a tri-generation plant providing heating and/or cooling to 25 different customers.

    Sampol, as DHC operator, requested an end-to-end solution for remotely collecting meters data previously installed. Advanticsys deployed a system based on its datalogger MPC-330 with M-Bus interfaces to read data from Kamstrup meters and to send them periodically through csv files to a remote server. In parallel, a Modbus TCP connection was enabled to support real time data collection from company SCADA.

    Spanish DSO selects Advanticsys monitoring solutions for district heating and cooling project

    Through this project, Sampol expects to improve network efficiency and as well as the simplicity of securely collecting data.

    About SAMPOL

    Sampol is a Spanish-owned multinational group founded in 1934, whose business is design, construction and operation of turnkey energy projects (power plants, gas cogeneration, renewables, energy efficiency solutions). Sampol has a permanent presence in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama and Cape Verde and has developed projects in twelve countries spread over three continents. Its turnkey projects encompass more than 55 airports; underground transport systems in six cities; electricity power and co-generation plants for public and private clients; and the installation of hundreds of hotels and resorts, hospitals and assembly halls.

    About ADVANTICSYS

    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring and control systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry, automated metering or environmental monitoring.

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  • New 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) Modbus Controllers series released
    New 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) Modbus Controllers series released
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    ADVANTICSYS has recently released a new series of UCM-316 Modbus controllers supporting 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) communication worldwide..
     
    Moreover, the brand new devices include a microSD card holder enabling an internal file system which stores data collected and can be accessed from any FTP client software such as Filezilla. Thus, the new UCM-316 can behave both as FTP client (sending csv files periodically to a remote server) and FTP server (accepting connections and data download from remote FTP clients).
     
    With these two new features, UCM-316 becomes a powerful but cost-affordable solution for monitoring and control applications. Its overall capabilities include:

    • Datalogger with records timestamp (RTC, Real Time Clock) synchronized through NTP protocol
    • RS232, RS485, USB, Ethernet, 3G(UMTS/HSPA+) communication
    • Up to 6 analog inputs (current, voltage, resistance or temp. probe)
    • Up to 4 digital inputs (contact, impulse counter, alarm)
    • Controller with up to 2 relay outputs (230Vac, 3A)
    • Automatic weekly scheduler for relay outputs
    • Dimmer with up to 2 analog outputs (0-10V)
    • FTP client able to send periodic data in csv file format
    • FTP server capability, being able to store data in external uSD card
    • Remote configuration and updates through 3G (UMTS/HSPA+)
    • Protocols supported: M-Bus,Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP

    About ADVANTICSYS
    The company, founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with over ten years of experience in the industry, currently has 16 employees and sells its solutions in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. ADVANTICSYS provides remote monitoring and control systems based on wireless sensor networks and industrial monitoring equipment with applications in areas such as processes control in industry or environmental monitoring.

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