(Pleasanton, California, USA) — Wireless Glue Networks, Inc., a provider of real-time data and control on a single M2M platform, has been issued with patent No. 8,488,624, dated July 16, 2013, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The patent covers a method for achieving cross-network communication among multiple devices communicating on different protocols, in what is described by the company as “a highly flexible and extensible manner”. The method connects the numerous legacy hardware systems that exist using different object models. It is expected to be useful in a wide variety of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, including extension of the smart grid for demand-side energy management.
“We believe M2M connectivity is essential to extending the smart grid to demand-side energy management,” said Peter McCabe, CEO of Wireless Glue Networks. “As organisations grapple with the challenges of energy management and demand response, only Wireless Glue’s patented middleware technology provides energy management companies with comprehensive visibility and control over their entire customer base, regardless of location or device type.”
Automated demand response
In a separate announcement, Wireless Glue’s Vertex automated demand response virtual end-node (VEN) solution recently received OpenADR 2.0a certification. OpenADR 2.0a supports the devices installed in commercial, industrial and residential environments to enable broad-based and completely automated participation in DR events.
“We are thrilled when our members complete the certification process,” said Rolf Bienert, technical director, OpenADR Alliance. “This is a key metric that underscores the traction of Demand Response worldwide.”
The Vertex automated demand-response solution, in combination with Wireless Glue’s SmartEdge M2M on-premise software gateway, provides a combination of end-to-end control of HVAC, lighting, and other devices with measurement & verification (M & V). This delivers real-time throughput of facility meter consumption data.
Wireless Glueis a United States-based company with offices in Japan. It delivers software solutions that aim to capture and deliver energy data in real-time for commercial andindustrial markets. www.wirelessglue.com