The central component of the Coherent Research Energy Management
Solution is the Open Data Collection Server.
The server is designed to read data
from any type of metering device. It supports a wide variety of data
communications systems including PSTN, GSM, IP, GPRS and low power
radio. The data is stored in a centralised, secure database and can be
The metering data and M&T reports
can be viewed by users at any time using a normal internet browser.
The reports can be sent periodically via
a variety of electronic formats. Meters can be grouped in any manner
that the user wishes and reports on groups can be sent by email to any
number of email recipients. This aids devolution of energy management
to the users responsible for the specific loads.
The server is fully scalable, addressing the
of small users with limited numbers of meters and major organisations
alike. The design of the server is completely open and extensible, so
that support for new meters and new reports can be added easily when
The server also provides facilities to
seamlessly with third party software
for applications such as
energy management, asset management and billing systems.