Oakland, CA & Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Lucid and Rainforest Automation have jointly announced the availability of an integrated solution for monitoring real-time smart meter data that requires zero installation and can be turned on instantly. Lucid customers can now connect Rainforest’s ZigBee-enabled wireless gateway device with BuildingOS® to gain visibility into energy consumption, empower facility managers with easy-to-use analytics tools, and engage occupants.
The EAGLE™ Energy Access Gateway is a simple, affordable device that communicates directly with smart meters that have been equipped with ZigBee wireless capability. With plug-and-play installation, it is able to stream real-time data over the Internet to BuildingOS in minutes.
“If you have a ZigBee-enabled smart meter, you no longer have to open your breaker panel or hire an electrician to install clamp-on devices to monitor your facility’s energy consumption,” said Chris Tumpach, President of Rainforest Automation. “The EAGLE™ gets your data wirelessly, directly from your smart meter, and delivers it instantly to BuildingOS.”
Lucid and Rainforest have already started deployments in SDG&E territory with K-12 schools, and both are working in close collaboration to expand to other utility districts.
BuildingOS unifies utility meter data, sub-meter data, building controls data, and other building metrics into a central repository with a single login, and provides you with a complete set of advanced energy management tools.
“The complexity and cost of getting access to energy information are two of the main barriers to evaluating and deploying energy efficiency today,” said Vladi Shunturov, CEO of Lucid. “The combination of BuildingOS and Rainforest Automation’s EAGLE™ eliminates those barriers for facilities with compatible smart meters.”
Lucid is a privately held software company in Oakland, California. The company pioneered the concept of real-time energy and water use feedback and reduction competitions with Building Dashboard® and launched BuildingOS®, the world’s first online operating system for buildings. BuildingOS quickly aggregates energy data from multiple vendors’ metering and building systems into one unified source, giving building managers easy access to energy information and analytics. The intuitive cloud-based software eliminates vendor lock-in, dramatically reduces system integration costs, and enables building owners to implement and verify behavioral and operational efficiency improvements. Lucid’s software is used by the world’s leading companies and institutions. http://www.luciddesigngroup.com
About Rainforest Automation:
Rainforest Automation, Inc. makes products that allow utilities and their customers to manage real time energy use. Our primary product focus is on the ZigBee wireless HAN (Home Area Network), and connecting the smart meter data stream to the premise and the cloud. Our open, standards-based devices enable “plug and play” access to the smart meter data stream – not only for utilities and end consumers, but also for third-parties, such as suppliers of home automation equipment, home energy management system makers, and providers of value-added cloud services. The company is based in Vancouver, BC. http://www.rainforestautomation.com