Edelia Helps Control Energy Consumption with eDevice Gateways

eDevice, a leader in M2M (Machine to Machine) solutions, announces the launch by edelia of a new service for energy consumers based on eDevice’s wireless LAN and GPRS gateways and IDeMS, its middleware for device fleet management. Services for energy control proposed in France by edelia, an EDF Group subsidiary, use eDevice gateways which allow the transfer of electricity, water, and gas meter counter readings (automatic meter reading) from consumer homes to EDF’s processing servers.

Edelia provides in this way an original offer for simple and innovative services that help to control and cut the consumption of electricity and water. Automatic meter readings provide detailed information on consumption with a consumer alarm service in cases of detected leak or of abnormal consumption discrepancies.

eDevice gateways record data sent over radio from water, gas, and electricity meters and send the data over the Internet through clients’ ADSL routers or over a GPRS network. This information is then stored and transferred by IDeMS, the middleware provided by eDevice, to edelia consumption analysis servers. IDeMS also ensures detection of any anomalies from any of the installed gateways.

“The low price of eDevice gateways, their ease of usage allowing installation by the end-user and their compatibility with GPRS and LAN networks permit us to target a broad public whilst staying focused on analysis of information for optimisation of energy consumption” says Jacques Allard, President of edelia.

About edelia
Edelia is a subsidiary of EDF and Crédit Mutuel Groups founded in February 1st 2005, as a result of five years research and many meetings with passionate and motivated participants. Edelia brings to the market on-line services for individuals and small businesses with a new offer. Edelia provides remotely operated services based on home services suppliers (energy control, electronic surveillance, on-line assistance, and more).

About eDevice
Since 1999, eDevice has been developing and marketing complete solutions for M2M Internet connectivity that are both low-cost and compact. Because of their low-cost, eDevice solutions can be used to let any type of electronic equipment communicate, while solving all the problems met by the designers of new products that include a connection via the Internet or a mobile network. Thanks to their usability and user-friendliness, eDevice solutions put harnessing the power of the Internet within the reach of all designers of new products.