One of the biggest problems for eco-conscious facilities managers is identifying energy wasters. The Arch Rock Energy Optimizer wireless platform is meant to provide them with data to make it easier to hit the ground running on their conservation plans.
The dashboard provides historical and real time information, as well as breakdowns on how much it’s costing the organization to power certain departments. As for the hardware to make it happen, there’s this:
- The Energy Visibility Portal, a web-based application which displays detailed energy usage information in graphical and tabular formats. Customers can access the portal either as a hosted service or on a PhyNet Server appliance which they can use to set up, manage and troubleshoot their wireless sensor networks.
- The PhyNet Router, an embedded networking device connecting the user’s WSN(s) to the Energy Visibility Portal. The router connects to the portal over local- or wide-area network links (e.g., Wi-Fi, Ethernet, cellular) and to the sensor nodes over IEEE 802.15.4 low-power radio links using the IETF 6LoWPAN standard (IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks). Deployments can include one PhyNet Router per local site, or multiple routers for high availability and load balancing.
- Arch Rock IPpower Nodes, mains-powered and mounted in or near electrical circuit-breaker panels; each node measures AC power and voltage on up to three circuits.
Arch Rock Energy Optimizer goes on sale May 1st. A pricing example is $9,995.00 for the Energy Visibility Portal service, a PhyNet Router and six IPpower Nodes,.