Hahn-Schickard develops energy self-sufficient wireless sensors for gas, water and heat quantity meters. This way, providers are able to operate their networks in a considerably more efficient and sustainable manner, and consumers can keep an eye on their consumption habits.
The meter that reads itself is a "cyber physical system" - a device connected to the Internet over data interfaces and with separate power supply. Collaboration with European partners means we have the expertise to develop meters that do not need anybody to read them or to change their batteries, and that can be used without connecting electrical cables. Furthermore, the availability at short notice of time-based consumer data renders possible for network operators sustainable supply scheduling and individual, speedy responses on the part of management when problematic scenarios arise. For consumers, this means value-add with direct feedback on their usage habits. Current solutions are based upon the advanced wireless MBus standards for data transmission over large distances, and have an internal energy generator for continual operation. Hahn-Schickard addresses all development steps for this - from initial consultation on studies and set-up of demonstrators right up to pilot production development.