Energy Efficiency Suite

No matter whom the concern is for, utility companies or their consumers, the most important and basic thing in achieving energy efficiency is the ability to receive current and updated information in order to assert greater control of energy consumption. Current utility companies have to collect data from millions of meters; monitor possible losses, blackouts and frauds, as well as issue bills based on real consumption that potentially face a possibility of pre-payment.
An effective solution for industrial business and residential energy consumers is to fulfill the need to monitor and optimize energy usage by using industrial building automation devices. Utilizing a competent automation system also allows customers the possibility to produce their own energy from renewable resources that would allow them to further reduce their energy consumption and bills. To offer suitable energy consumption solutions, Matrix 99 has built the Energy Efficiency Suite, a family of products that are based on the newest ICT technologies. All the products have been built on the same platform, Matrix.NET. By being built on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) principles, products of this suite can be used in different configurations by a broad scale of customers: from single family properties to utility companies with millions of metering points. These products are built according to the EU directives (see links on this page). Members of the product family are:

Matrix.AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Offers a complete solution for smart metering that is independent of meter manufacturers and protocols. This system collects usage data online, enabling TOU (time of usage) based billing, detects and deters electricity theft, correctly allocates electricity losses, enables remote control, and usage limitation. It complies with EU Smart Metering with a Focus on Electricity Regulation Directive E07-RMF-04-03. (For complete text, see E07-RMF-04-03).

Matrix.HBA (Home Building Automation) Enables the full control of lighting, blinds/shutters, security systems, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, signaling and monitoring systems, audio/video control, and white goods that are built by different manufacturers using the same application. It follows Annex V. of Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services that defines which devices and appliances should be controlled.

Matrix.REM (Renewable Energy Management)Handles all aspects of renewable energy sources (e.g. wind turbines, photo, etc.) including their integration into the user’s environment. Provides control, management and billing in the case of energy exchange with the external grid. EU renewable energy policy