Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 31, 2011
Bit Stew Systems, Inc. (Bit Stew), a leading provider of smart energy software to the utility industry, today announced the release of its ground breaking Grid Director 2.0 Platform. The Grid Director 2.0 Platform has four distinct modules: AMI Deployment & Management, Demand Response 3.0, Home Energy Management, and Revenue Protection. The modules can be purchased independently or all together, but each leverages the core Grid Director 2.0 Platform.
Delivered as Software as a Service, the Grid Director 2.0 Platform provides real-time interactive event mapping, user defined analytics, and a fully integrated event driven calendar. The core platform also provides for rapid implementation and easily connects to other Utility applications including legacy, ERP, MDM, and other operational systems that are commonly found in a major Utility. Grid Director 2.0 also supports the OpenADR, OpenADE, and CIM standards.
“We have been extremely pleased by the positive feedback we have received on Grid Director to date," explains Kevin Collins, Founder and CEO for Bit Stew. “The real-time event map combined with the real-time analytics has generated a lot of attention.”
Grid Director 2.0 has already been selected for deployment by one major North American Utility and is in Pilot at two others. The early evaluations point to the grid management and visualization functionality as being truly compelling. The AMI Deployment and Management Module has received the most interest for immediate implementation.
“This product is ideal for Network Operation Centers,” says Bryan Wright, CEO of Prymus Energy, a Utility focused software consultancy, “the real-time event mapping and management meter exceptions can help utilities identify patterns in their complex smart meter networks. Theft detection and grid management can also be realized through this platform, one system doing the tasks of multiple systems.”
"The key from a technology perspective is that everything is real-time and we easily connect to the existing Utility environment," explains Alex Clark, Founder & CTO, "our ability to quickly integrate with Operational and Information Technology systems and to interact with the smart grid in real-time has given our customers unparalleled access to information and new capabilities that were simply unavailable before."
Founded in 2006, Bit Stew Systems started with the vision of building a robust scalable software platform that provides real-time analytics, dynamic event management and a fast and easy way to integrate other applications. Today Bit Stew is setting the energy industry standard with its Grid Director 2.0 Platform for the new world of Smart Energy – a world of real-time customer interaction, automated workforce deployment, and a single view into the new smart grid.
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