Grid2Home Benefiting the Smart Grid Ecosystem
Two-way data communication is at the heart of what makes the Smart Grid “smart”. An open, standards-based architecture creates an environment of interoperability that connects diverse grid components from multiple manufacturers based on diverse hardware platforms, enabling them to communicate and interact.
Grid2Home’s open and flexible licensing model enables participants from semiconductor suppliers, to device manufacturers, to utilities companies to quickly and efficiently deploy interoperable products and services based on the G2H-SE2 Software.
Semiconductor Platform Suppliers
Advanced semiconductor platforms play a key part in the advent of the Smart Grid, applying the latest research in microelectronics to produce the components that enable smart devices to communicate. Partnering with Grid2Home allows semiconductor suppliers to offer their customers products that meet the widest range of requirements and industry standards. The G2H-SE2 protocol stack, application layer and tools & support ensure smooth integration and fast time to market for the semiconductor platforms connecting the Smart Grid.
End equipment manufacturers from automotive companies to home appliance manufacturers are embracing smart grid technologies. Whirlpool has stated that all of its electronically controlled appliances will be Smart Grid compatible by 2015, capable of two-way digital communication. GE also has smart appliance programs in place where devices such as a dishwasher, washer, dryer and even a refrigerator communicate with the utility company’s smart meter to gauge the most economical times to run. The success of these programs is dependent upon the implementation of open standards for the communication protocols required to make these appliances “smart”. Grid2Home partners with device manufacturers to ensure their G2H-SE2 Software-based products are standards-compliant and interoperable.
Utilities companies are actively deploying smart grid technologies, most visibly in the form of smart meters. These meters must communicate flawlessly with diverse systems such as household appliances, corporate data centers and the Smart Grid itself to ensure a secure, efficient and economical power supply to customers. Grid2Home partners with utilities companies to drive the communications protocol standards that will be deployed to ensure interoperability and reliable communication.
Contact us today to find out how your organization can partner with Grid2Home to enable your Smart Grid product or service.