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The Open Smart Grid Platform is designed for message based communication.
- Acts as a connecting link between (web)applications and smart devices
- The open Source approach prevents vendor lock-in
- State of the art security
- Fully scalable, dynamically scaling up and down as more devices and applications are added.
- Freedom of choice in the desired IP communication infrastructure , e.g. CDMA and GPRS.
- Stimulates open innovation by using open standards and open source technology
- Multiple devices and communication protocols are supported
- Independent of (cloud) hosting infrastructure
- By de-linking the chain and the use of open standards and the open source license, anyone can build his or her applications on top of the open smart grid platform.
- The open smart grid platform simplifies the implementation of smart devices resulting in a shorter time-to-market by having built-in device management features
- The platform supports various IP data communication infrastructures to communicate with the devices (internet, lan, GPRS, CDMA, UMTS, etc.).
- The open smart grid platform also supports authentication and encryption for all data exchanges to protect the integrity and privacy of data as required in e.g. the smart grid.
- The open smart grid platform supports multiple protocols
- Easy application integration
- Supports active-active setup over multiple data centers
- Adding servers can be done in runtime
Please note: the Open Smart Grid Platform is not built for streaming data such as video, audio or a stream of high frequency measurement data.
The Open Smart Grid Platform is unique due to its multi-dimensional, generic and open design. Because of a true separation of layers and the use of open standards, other suppliers and/or third parties are able to develop and market innovative solutions.
- 1.The platform is multi-dimensional. This means that several customer use cases (with separate business models) are able to use the various device functions. One single application could use the same function of different devices.
- 2.The generic design ensures that the platform can be used in a flexible way for several functions and applications (e.g. public lighting services and smart meter services).
- 3.The platform is aimed at the 'common parts' of the technology chain; suppliers or vendors (of both applications and devices) have no competitive advantage in delivering these kind of services.
- 4.The platform layers are truly separated by open standards and the platform is made available as open source software.
- 5.The platform does not store any application data (the platform is thus stateless ). No messages/commands will ever get lost.This enables third party vendors and developers to deliver innovative applications which are competitive in both rich functionalities and the generated data.