2N® Energy Management
Remote Data Reading and Device Control
The 2N® Energy Management multi-utility solution reads data from all energy meters and sensors remotely, as well as controlling individual devices or circuits. The system evaluates collected data according to its configured criteria and automatically decides on further action. It’s elegant and proactive. For example, it allows the management of electrical energy consumption, the switching on or off of air-conditioning, heating and lights. 2N® Energy Management enables cost-effective oversight of entire buildings and is often the preferred example of cutting-edge automation in ‘smart buildings.’
Using a 2N® SmartCom PRO multi-utility data concentrator from 2N in this project provided an easy, effective and functional way of collecting data from various energy meters. The ability to connect various communication interfaces for terminal energy meters at the same time, led to very effective implementation, with a mere seven units covering over 100 connected measuring devices. During the installation, we appreciated 2N’s flexible response to non-standard situations that occurred during implementation.
Vladimír Svozil, Executive Officer, Enerfis
2N® SmartCom Server
Central administration of all terminals
The 2N® SmartCom Server software application is designed for installation in a Windows or Linux operating system. This is the basic platform used in all M2M products from 2N and is a prerequisite for their management. It enables you to perform remote administration of all connected 2N® SmartCom PRO and 2N® SmartCom terminals and easily upgrade any firmware. You can perform this manually or with automated scheduling. Configuration and control of connected SmartCom terminals is, of course, possible.
Last, but not least, The 2N® SmartCom Server gives you the option to choose between using dynamic or private IP addresses on the side of all connected terminals. If the respective terminal is set in server cooperation mode, it always automatically reports to the server. This then maintains an active connection with the aid of short messages. Thanks to this, all of the connected 2N® SmartCom PRO and 2N® SmartCom terminals can conveniently be controlled via this server’s interface.
The 2N® SmartCom Control Panel is also an indispensable helper for administration of connected terminals and configuration of the server with its server-based graphical user interface for Windows users. Control of the server with the aid of an API described in detail is, of course, also possible.
2N® SmartCom Control Panel
A graphical user interface for administration of terminals
2N® SmartCom Control Panel is a software application designed for Windows operating systems. It provides a graphical user interface for administration of all 2N® SmartCom PRO and 2N® SmartCom terminals. You can then simply divide terminals into groups in the interface, update their firmware or see the amount of data transmitted. The administrator can also manage individual users and their groups and allocate administrative rights of the respective terminals or communication with them.
2N® SmartCom Control Panel also allows you to create virtual TCP and serial ports on your PC. These can s be mapped by remote to individual 2N® SmartCom PRO or 2N® SmartCom terminal interfaces (RS232, RS485, MBus or terminal configuration port). You can then easily control an RS232 remote port as if it were connected directly to your computer.