DataArt and MMB Networks Collaborate to Create On-Demand Utilities Response Program

Transmission & Distribution World picked up the news of DataArt collaborating with MMB Networks to create a smart energy gateway for utility customers.

DeviceHive, DataArt’s open-source cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication framework, bundled with MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules, were used to create a platform that enables utilities to implement their demand response programs and allows customers to remotely control their thermostats.

Using MMB Networks’ RapidConnect ZigBee Smart Energy modules and DeviceHive’s cloud-based API, DataArt’s team connects mobile devices to a ZigBee Smart Energy thermostat over a ZigBee gateway, linked to the cloud. By developing messaging protocol and communication libraries, DeviceHive alleviated the time consuming burden and empowered the team to focus on rapid creation of an optimal user interface and thermostat commands for utility customers.”

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