Intamac Systems launches Smart Energy service and announces partnership with Green Energy Options

Posted: 20th January 2011

Takes Green Energy Options Ensemble in-home display data to mobile via the Intamac connected home platform 

Intamac Systems Ltd, market leaders in connected home technology, announces its Smart Energy service and partnership with Green Energy Options' (GEO) to connect in-home display (IHD's) to its web-based home monitoring platform. Intamac Systems Ltd. new Smart Energy service enables homeowners to visualise, monitor and interact with their energy consumption.  

Intamac's Smart Energy solution is delivered via its unique web-based, managed service platform which already provides utilities, telco's and service providers with a range of added value services. Intamac has incorporated GEO's latest in-home display device - the Ensemble - into its connected home platform, replicating the display information online so that consumers can access and monitor the energy consumption and control appliances in their homes at any time, and from anywhere in the world.  

Content is delivered over fixed and mobile broadband allowing end users to visualise the energy consumption in their homes.  By delivering this information via internet & mobile, consumers can actively monitor and manage their energy consumption, realise cost reductions, and improve their home's energy efficiency.  Intamac's 'life beyond the meter' approach allows new services to be developed, leveraging its platform capability to network devices in the home more effectively than ever before.

"The launch of our Smart Energy service signals a real milestone in providing customers with new connected home capabilities" comments Kevin Meagher, CEO Intamac Systems Ltd. "Even before the infrastructure is in place to deliver Smart Meters and the Smart Grid network, consumers really need to be aware of how they can make a difference to their lifestyle and start reducing energy consumption today.  Through this partnership with GEO, we are taking a big stride towards homeowners having a simple and cost effective way of interacting with their energy usage, identifying and making savings, and taking responsibility for the energy consumption in their homes".

GEO offers a range of energy monitoring displays that bring energy information to the attention of those who are using it. Utilising colour graphics that are bold and eye-catching the displays provide visual alerts that encourage behavioural change. GEO aims to take what is complex, dull technical information and make it interesting and relevant. The energy monitors can provide itemised usage that pinpoints exactly where energy is being wasted. By doing this, the end user has the knowledge to adjust their behaviour and to significantly reduce their energy consumption and identify how to make their home more efficient.

The Ensemble is GEO's next generation in-home display that lets users see how much electricity they're using overall and to track up to six appliances. Connecting to the Intamac platform via an Internet bridge makes the Ensemble a truly smart device - users can control the appliances via a web portal or using an iPhone app, whilst a 'one-touch' lifestyle button can switch all six appliances off at once. 

"GEO has always had a very simple objective; to make energy visible" Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO Green Energy Options remarks. "Through our work with Intamac we have delivered another medium for consumers to really engage with their energy consumption, at home and remotely. The launch of our connect-home model the Ensemble also adds functionality which allows consumers to increase the efficiencies within their home and control appliances, enabling them to adjust their life style and build a better relationship with their energy management system."

 

About Intamac Systems

Intamac Systems is a market leader in the integration and networking of devices within the connected home. Founded in 2000 and based in the UK, Intamac was the first company in the world to exploit cloud based computing to support the deployment of value added services to the Connected Home.  Their platform is an enterprise solution that leverages broadband and mobile to deliver innovative security, video surveillance, automation, energy management and telecare solutions to the mass consumer space. With fixed and mobile broadband becoming ubiquitous, Intamac Systems use their platform to simplify the installation and deployment of devices to provide turnkey solutions to partners that want to exploit growth opportunities in the connected home.  The entry of utilities seeking to extend beyond the meter into the home as part of their Smart Grid strategies has brought new channels for Intamac’s innovative services.

Intamac was listed in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. As well as a top 150 listing in the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA table. It also won the European Business Awards for Best New Innovation where CEO, Kevin Meagher, received a Ruban d’Honneurs for European Entrepreneur of the Year.  For more information see http://www.intamac.com

 

About Green Energy Options

Based in Cambridge, UK and Berlin, Germany Green Energy Options (GEO) specialises in the design and manufacture of energy management display systems for the domestic and commercial market. GEO aims to capture people’s interest by making energy visible and making information easy to understand. All products focus on engaging people and their interest; keeping things simple, attractive and relevant to ensure the product is useful and effective. Employing 35 direct staff and more than 250 people through outsourced work GEO has seen significant growth having positioned the business as a technology leader. There are currently over 1,000,000 GEO displays in the market from the four ranges of displays and web applications. Growth has been strengthened by two volume supply chains and probably the largest range of displays on the market. Whether the requirement is a metering option for your home, school, or business GEO will have the right solution and support for you.  For more information visit: www.greenenergyoptions.co.uk

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