Cloud Platform

The Platform
A cloud platform designed for Energy Management and Building Automation

  • monitoring and optimized management of energy resources and related costs
  • monitoring for energy efficiency projects and actions
  • control and automation of building systems
  • measurement, monitoring and analysis of every kind of energy value
  • performance analysis of renewable energy generation plants
  • performance analysis for both commercial and industrial plants
  • monitoring of assets in a locations (distribution cabins, retail store, etc.)

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funzionalità

EVERY DATA TYPE
IS MANAGED

The platform allows to efficiently manage not only energy quantities (electricity and heat, natural gas, water, compressed air, etc.)

but also any kind of value and measure of interest: physical-environmental values, performance parameters, managerial and economic-financial values, etc

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UNIFIED MANAGEMENT OF
DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY PLANTS

Over the years plants are expanded and updated, different protocols are adopted, suppliers can change, so it is quite common to have an installed range of different technologies installed at different times.

The platform's ability to integrate data and measurements from different systems, made with different manufacturing technologies, enables the unified management of all existing systems in the enterprise.

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FULL SUPPORT FOR ACOTEL
AND THIRD PARTS DEVICES

A wide range of measuring, data collection and data transmission devices can be used to monitor and control systems,

provided both from Acotel and from the industry's leading manufacturers. In addition to the natively supported system, it is possible to quickly configure the needed "templates" to manage other devices of interest from the platform's web interface.

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DATA ACQUISITION FROM ANY SOURCE

The basic data needed to both monitor and manage systems can be safely acquired from multiple sources and in various ways. The platform can be automatically powered by either the measurement values transmitted by field devices (IoT gateway, data loggers, PLCs, etc.), as well as data provided by their business systems (DB, ERP, etc.) or manually by importing files or through data entry. In addition to existing data exchange modes, it is possible to request at a project level, the implementation of application connectors to any "on-premise" or "cloud" data source.

gestione dispositivi

DEVICE REMOTE MANAGEMENT

All installed Acotel devices are fully configured and managed over the web with no need for physical access, with a dramatic reduction in time and cost of intervention.

aggregazioni automatiche

AUTOMATIC AGGREGATION

All values detected by local devices or other sources are stored on cloud securely and permanently. Starting from these "base values" acquired by the platform, the system automatically processes and

stores "aggregate values" of a higher order (15 minutes, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly), in order to simplify and speed up time analysis of high data volumes.

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contatori virtuali

VIRTUAL METERS AND KPIs

Virtual meters are derived variables that are processed starting from locally detected physical variables or from other previously defined virtual meters.

Virtual meters can perform automated analysis and sophisticated measurements on plants, such as key performance indicators analysis (KPI) or performance analysis, based on custom algebraic formulas, breakdown consumption in different time zones, ideal profile definitions (e.g. consumption baselines), calculation of the duration and occurrence of relevant events, etc.

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PERSONALIZED
INTERACTIVE DASHBOARD

Customizable monitoring control panel

CUSTOM
ANALYSIS REPORT

Periodical report configuration

allarmi locali

LOCAL AND
GLOBAL ALERTS

On Acotel's IoT gateways, it's possible to set up different types of "local" alerts on the web, both related to field measurements and to device status.

Detection and notification of these alerts always happens in real time. Also, regardless of the type of device, "global" alerts can be configured, managed and reported directly from the platform in near real time (minimum detection every 15 minutes). Through "global" alerts, it is possible to detect events that affect both field readings (e.g. comparison of measured values from two devices), as well as virtual meters or performance indicators as previously defined.

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allarmi multicanale

MULTICHANNEL
ALERT

Alerts detected by the system are instantly notified to users who are signed up to received them.

Notification channels can be configured (SMS, email and popup on the web interface), differentiating notification modes both by type of event and by recipient.

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allarmi cronologia

ALERT
HISTORY

All alerts detected by the system are historically saved in the cloud in a safe and permanent way.

Alert history and related detailed information can be viewed from the web interface: critical level, alert identification name, triggered entity, date and time of start and end alert, and status of the event

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tariffe

RATES AND COST RELATED TO CONSUMPTION

For the automatic calculation of costs related to electricity, heat, water or natural gas, specific tariffs can be set for

each monitored measuring point (POD, PDR or any other primary or secondary meter). It is possible to use predefined tariffs already available in the system, or define any new custom tariffs contracted with energy providers.

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AUTOMATIC ACTIONS ON PLANTS

Through the MAU (Acotel smart gateway IoT) it is possible to perform operations on an existing installation. Electric load control can take place in a variety of ways:

manual implementations via interactive web dashboards; timed automated implementations based on scheduled time; automated reaction responses to events detected by the system. The MAU can independently manage all automated set-ups, even in the absence of communication with the platform

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programmazione

PROGRAMMING

The MAU (Acotel smart gateway IoT) can be programmed, through a event based compact and flexible language, to perform automatic setup and adjustment operations,

or to compute virtual variables calculated in real time from physical variables locally detected by the peripheral devices of MAU. These variables can then be used anywhere within the platform as any physical variable.

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calendari fasce

CALENDARS AND TIME SLOTS

From the platform's web interface, it is possible to manage calendars (working days, holidays and special days) and time slots for monitoring, analysis, and automation activities.

The use of calendars and time slots greatly simplifies all configuration and analysis activities that include definition of days and times: setting alert validity periods, automatic scheduling of automatic implementations, consumption analysis in different time zones or days of the week, etc.

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tagging

TAGGING AND DATA MANAGEMENT BASED ON RULES

It is possible to assign a variety of both textual or numeric labels, based on freely defined categories, to the various devices and measures managed by the platform.

"Tag" attribution logic greatly simplifies data and equipment management in case of multi-site or large-scale installations, allowing the user to set up alerts, reports, or virtual meters based on specific rules defined by tags.

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user setting

PROFILE BASED USER MANAGEMENT

It is possibile to enable and manage an unlimited number of users with different profiles allowed both to access data and to use the platform features and devices. The following profiles are available: Master User, Administrator, Executive, Guest.

CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT ACROSS COMPANIES,
OFFICES AND COUNTRIES

The platform allows the centralized monitoring and control through a single web interface, simplifying the integration of data and readings coming different plants, and companies. This allows for selective access to data from users on various local systems, devices and protocols. It is also possible to centrally manage a large number of companies, business locations, and production sites. The system can be used in different languages and in multinational contexts, allowing for an effective management of time zones, currencies, tariffs, bank holiday calendars, etc.

multisede

The Cloud platform Acotel Net collects the consumption data detected by the various devices that make up your system.

You can use the Gateways produced and sold directly by Acotel or use the devices already installed at your site if they are compatible with our platform.

See all supported devices here.

Acotel Net Cloud platform is constantly changing and open to any kind of integration. If you already have a monitoring system but your devices are not in the list of supported products contact us.