ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
SemaConnect, a leading developer and producer of smart electric vehicle charging stations and sophisticated station owner and EV driver software, and Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) (NYSE:OFC), a specialty office real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced the installation of EV charging stations at two of COPT’s largest business parks in the mid-Atlantic. The stations are located at Airport Square and the National Business Park in Maryland, covering more than 600 acres of land combined. The EV charging stations are wirelessly networked into SemaConnect’s SemaCharge Network.
“Our ChargePro charging stations and SemaCharge Network are perfect for COPT’s first-class office properties. The stations are safe, reliable and easy to use for all tenants,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “As more electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles make their way into our everyday lives, the need for charging infrastructure will heighten at home, work and while we eat, shop and find entertainment. We’re proud to supply COPT tenant employees with a sustainable method for powering their vehicles and providing COPT with a turn key solution for charging and managing their stations.”
Specifically designed for commercial-grade applications, SemaConnect’s ChargePro Charging Station is a sleek, compact charging unit that is easily installed and integrated into developing and existing facilities at multifamily, office, retail, fleet and municipal parking locations. This intelligent, network-based EV charging system features smart card authentication, energy metering, automatic billing/payment system, and web-based station management software. The ChargePro technology platform is also smart grid-ready, capable of easily tying into power utility programs such as time-of-use pricing and demand response.
"Installing SemaConnect’s ChargePro charging stations at our business parks is part of our sustainable and environmentally conscious initiatives. By providing tenants with stations at our leading first-class office spaces, we’ve prepared ourselves to deliver unique customer requirements that help elevate our core purpose of creating environments that inspire success,” said Randall M. Griffin, CEO of COPT.
About Corporate Office Properties Trust
COPT is a specialty office real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses primarily on strategic customer relationships and specialized tenant requirements in the U.S. Government and Defense Information Technology sectors and Data Centers serving such sectors. The Company acquires, develops, manages and leases office and data center properties that are typically concentrated in large office parks primarily located adjacent to government demand drivers and/or in strong markets that we believe possess growth opportunities. As of June 30, 2011, the Company owned 269 office properties totaling 21.4 million rentable square feet, which includes 20 properties totaling 1.1 million square feet held through joint ventures. The Company’s portfolio primarily consists of technically sophisticated buildings in visually appealing settings that are environmentally sensitive, sustainable and meet unique customer requirements. COPT is an S&P MidCap 400 company and more information can be found at http://www.copt.com.
About SemaConnect, Inc.
SemaConnect is a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. SemaConnect’s ChargePro Charging Stations utilize CDMA and Zigbee Wireless technology and offer advanced features such as smart-grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. Everyday, SemaConnect works to build the electric vehicle charging station infrastructure across the nation with the philosophy of providing the most advanced systems at the most competitive prices. Purchase a charging station by contacting us at (410) 384 – 4223, or visit our website at http://www.SemaConnect.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sema_Connect and learn more about EV infrastructure on our YouTube Channel, SemaConnect.
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