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TMCNet:  Grid2Home Demonstrates Smart Energy Profile 2.0 With Tatung at Distributech 2014

[January 27, 2014]

Grid2Home Demonstrates Smart Energy Profile 2.0 With Tatung at Distributech 2014

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN DIEGO, CA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 01/27/14 -- Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP2), now published as IEEE2030.5, today announced that they are demonstrating SEP2 on the Tatung Gateway One, based upon STMicroelectronics STreamPlug at Booth 3817 at Distributech during January 28-30, 2014. Grid2Home will demonstrate Smart Energy control securely from a remote cloud-based server to a Home Gateway, several Smart Grid-enabled devices including an electric-vehicle charging station, electric-vehicle emulator, sub-meter, gas meter, thermostat and a customer in-home display.

"We are very excited to be working with Tatung and their Gateway One product," stated Mike Bourton, VP of Business Development of Grid2Home, "demonstrating that SEP2 is ready for full deployment." The G2H-SE2 software, which supports multiple applications, including electric vehicles, appliances, thermostats and load and energy sources, is interoperable across a wide range of devices, and has been ported to multiple hardware platforms and physical layers including Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth and PLC and HomePlug AV/GP.

"Tatung has long envisioned an open service platform as key to releasing the full potential of smart energy. Gateway One is a significant milestone working towards this vision, and is just one of the fruits of our partnership with ST," said W. K. Lin, president of Tatung Co. "We will have available a complete range of Tatung Smart Energy enabled products and modules shortly with Grid2Home SEP2, including a Meter Collar that converts SEP1.x to SEP2 and can extend the range for multi-dwelling units with PLC." The Tatung Gateway One enables users to setup multi-bearer home networks combining Ethernet, WLAN, HomePlug AV/GP and multimedia devices, greatly enhancing opportunities to improve energy efficiency, security, comfort and convenience throughout the home. Tatung's Meter Bridge and Home-Area Network (HAN) Bridge enable multi-occupancy dwellings to benefit from smart-energy applications, while solving consumption and billing challenges. The M1i and M3 are intelligent devices that provide energy management as well as network connectivity for devices plugged into the AC line. The M1i is optimized for industrial applications, while the M3 is featured for domestic use including charging plug-in electric vehicles. In an earlier announcement, Tatung has partnered with Arkados and enabled the software environments that include the LinuUSP for Gateway One and the modules. Adding G2H-SE2 software opens up a wide array of smart energy applications.

"At ST, we are helping our customers to get more from technology so that everyone can get more from life. We design, manufacture, and deliver solutions which enable our customers to bring a rich and immersive experience to the consumer," said Oleg Loginov, Director, Special Assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. "We have had a great collaboration with Tatung and Grid2Home and believe the companies can be a major catalyst in unlocking the true potential of the Smart Grid." About G2H-SE2 SoftwareThe G2H-SE2 Software supports interoperability over wired and wireless networks. Grid2Home delivers complete Smart Energy software solutions that offer ease of integration, as well as hardware and physical layer architectural flexibility. The SEP2 standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software includes the application support layer, infrastructure services and transport and network layers. G2H-SE2 transport and network protocol layers are designed to allow for maximum flexibility and customization. The G2H-SE2 application support layer provides customers a starting point for developing their end-product applications, reducing the application integration burden and improving time to market. Unlike other solutions, a single G2H-SE2 application will run multiple and different physical layers at the same time. G2H-SE2 services and support facilitate product integration, application development and system test About Tatung (www.tatung.com) As the company that best represents Taiwan by media's choice, Tatung Company has three business groups covering power related business, consumer electronics, and system integration. The Company focuses particularly on the development of advanced technologies and global network of operation. Specializing in serving branded customers on a global basis, Tatung offers its customers tremendous advantages on cost, speed, and seamless backend support. With smart home solutions and smart grid applications, Tatung demonstrates its synergy on home area networking (HAN) and energy management to make it affordable and complete. Its cutting-edge new products include PLC module, machine-to-machine bridge, smart plug with HomePlug & ZigBee, smart meter with command & control, in-home display, surveillance camera, and addressable LED lighting product.

About Grid2HomeGrid2Home is a communications software company at the forefront of Smart Grid connectivity technologies. Used across a range of devices such as smart meters, appliances and electric vehicles, the standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software is portable across all major semiconductor platforms and physical layers including 802.15.4, 802.15.4g, 802.11 and Power Line Communications, allowing maximum product development flexibility and easy integration for Smart Grid device manufacturers. Active in driving SEP2 communications standards for the Home Area Network (HAN), the Grid2Home management team and board of directors bring an unmatched combination of business savvy and communications protocol expertise to the fast-growing Smart Grid market. For more information see www.grid2home.com.

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