Most residential and commercial buildings in Germany have DSL Routers already installed. This would be the primary access point. A Perle IOLAN Device Server establishes the connectivity between the RS485 data communication port on the Solandeo smart meter and the DSL Router. The DSL Router issues the IOLAN with an IP Address and initiates a secure VPN connection over the internet to the Solandeo Server where data is securely transferred.

Access to the smart meters is now secure, reliable and straight forward, even in locations with poor mobile phone network coverage – just how we envisaged it,” comments Mr. Pulvermüller.

Because most equipment found in industrial settings use an RS485 data communications port, integrating Serial Device Servers during an automation project will provide a secure way to connect, monitor, manage and control industrial equipment over a network or the internet. Equipment isolated at remote locations can be integrated into a network to increase business operational efficiency and flexibility.

About Solandeo:

Solandeo is a leading independent meter operator with a portfolio of thousands of smart meters throughout Germany. Solandeo’s clients are principally industrial consumers, providers of battery storage for community or cloud-based solutions, as well as some gigawatts of renewable generation, ranging from a small 3 kWp PV plant to a 100 MW wind farm.

Solandeo’s partners rely on cost-effective products for metering, which include the provision of real-time data and, optionally, remote control. This enables renewable power plants for energy trading or participation in energy communities - fast and easy.

Furthermore, partners benefit from customer-specific intraday and day-ahead forecasts, which can be used for an improved trading or maintenance. Many energy traders, energy suppliers, industrial consumers, O&M or energy consultants are already relying on Solandeo.