Eneco wants to show this year will also offer to non-customers




Energy supplier Eneco wants this year are smart thermostat and energy meter show also sell to customers from other energy providers. Additionally gets Show support for households with solar panels and the system can now handle heating.

Eneco showed Wednesday Tweakers know that the energy the number of subscribers for its Show-thermostat will increase significantly. Therefore Eneco will in the course of this year’s Show will also offer to consumers who purchase electricity and gas to another energy supplier.

When this possibility for non-clients will come exactly available, it is not yet clear. Well let Eneco release that the company strives to Show million subscribers in 2017, thanks to the upcoming rollout of smart metering. Currently there are just over 100,000 subscriptions taken out by Eneco customers. Including installation costs the tone for Eneco customers 275 euro with EUR 3.50 monthly subscription fees. What prices do not Eneco customers will eventually be, it is not yet clear.

Show also get updates through various new features and uses. One is support for solar energy. Households with solar panels can after a firmware update which opens in March, now also monitor the yield of their photovoltaic system. In addition, the yield in euro is expressed in the display and there are charts available also for monitoring over long periods yields. To the amount of solar power generated to determine there should be a module to be placed between the inverter and the meter. Besides the upcoming support for solar energy will Show can now be used in households that use heating.

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Eneco wants late April release a ‘coach’. This function should give the consumer tips on energy savings. Initially, the system will provide generic tips, but eventually the Show user must also saving tips ‘tailor-made’ received. Eneco addition, a link to its own servicing Boiler Comfort. Thus Show determining whether a boiler maintenance. This will require a boiler that is compatible with the Open Therm communication protocol.

The energy supplier has more plans. In the third quarter of this year should show also communicate with smoke detectors. Quby, the company that develops the software and hardware for Show, has plans to release yet with sensors to bring the indoor climate and air quality map.

Show the software platform will also change with the next update to a new software base. Currently running on top of the Linux kernel have a Flash runtime, but Quby has made the transition to the Qt4 toolkit. According Arjen Noor Mountains Quby will interface Show, which is powered by a 400MHz ARM-soc, go run noticeably smoother. Furthermore Quby updates the graphical interface with after the switch.

Eneco and Quby consider new hardware for the Show. In particular, the company wants the resistive touchscreen replaced by a capacitive type. In addition, the viewing angle must also be improved. It is also envisaged an NFC module places in the Show. Presumably an improved Show only the end of 2016 will reach the market.

To demonstrate the capabilities of Toon further expand from Quby and Eneco soon with an API and SDK. Eneco also in March will organize a hackathon to try out new applications based on the API. The energy supplier while claiming that his tone platform is strongly focused on the user’s privacy, and that it will impose a number of rules, for example, the developers of mobile apps. Eneco further says that user data is basically only stored locally on the Display device and only with the consent of the customer also be stored on servers Quby. This usage data is encrypted and will be according to the energy supplier is not shared or sold to other parties.


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