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Digitalization as a challenge and a chance

Smart meter technologies provide energy utilities with new means for optimized consumption transparency and a deepened customer dialogue

Cologne, 04.10.2017 – Digitalization has an impact on all aspects of life. The analogous measurement technologies are gradually abolished and replaced by smart meter-technologies. This changeover is a major challenge for all energy utilities, but it also offers new opportunities. Smart meter specialist GreenPocket provides utilities with innovative means to give their customers a transparent view on their energy consumption and to improve their customer dialogue.

The digitalization of the energy industry and the interrelated smart meter-rollout are occasionally viewed as a legally enforced burden by energy utilities. It is less well-known that the changeover to smart energy also provides high potential for improvement: Analogous measurement technologies are solely able to measure the energy consumption of a residential or a business-customer on an annual basis, whereas smart meters generate one data point every 15 minutes. This leads to over 35.000 data points in a year, resulting in a far more precise customer knowledge.

GreenPocket: flexible and demand-orientated
Smart meter-specialist GreenPocket is a reliable partner for energy utility companies, aiming to support their sales activities with optimized data transparency and energy efficiency. By processing individual data sets, its intelligent energy management software is able to give a clear view on the end-users energy consumption. Furthermore, alerting- and reporting-functions can be offered to business-customers. This way, they are able to highlight patterns of their energy consumption and to optimize the energy efficiency for their customers, developing a constant dialogue and a long lasting customer relationship.
One of the tool’s most important features is its flexibility. GreenPocket provides the appropriate software packages for every customer need. Based on the customers‘ feedback, the software is continuously developed further, reflecting the constant changes on the energy market.

Upselling tool and improved data quality management for business customers
With the latest update of the GreenPocket energy management tool for business customers, two significant software features were integrated. Using the new upselling tool, energy utilities can now decide which software bundles and conditions will be offered to each individual customer. This enables an easy differentiation between an economic basic package on the one hand and a more extensive premium package with optional features like alarm and notification functionalities on the other hand. These packages can then be bundled into different pricing models by the energy utilities.
Another improvement of the web portal for business customers comprises an enhanced data quality control. With the help of bar and line charts, energy providers can now easily detect if and when gaps arise in their automatic data import. This allows an optimized monitoring of data quality.

Campaigning tool and gamification for the residential customer portal
The web portal for residential customers has also been substantially updated with two valuable functions for energy utility companies. The campaigning tool now enables a precise modulation of marketing instruments based on individual customer behaviour, such as promotions via push notifications and email-alerts (e.g. giving hints on „happy hours“ when energy prices are low). It is now possible to individually select and address customer profiles with certain consumption patterns and offer fitting tariffs and bundles to each customer.
In addition to this, the new gamification app encourages consumers to lay daily bets on the height of their energy consumption, increasing the software’s usage frequency and customer involvement: In a test run of 3 months, about half of the customers made use of the gamification app, 25% of them even played on a daily basis. This way, energy utilities can significantly increase customer awareness and retention.

About GreenPocket
GreenPocket ( www.greenpocket.com) is a software specialist for user-friendly and modular applications within the Internet of Things environment as well as consumer engagement and energy management within the smart energy area. GreenPocket offers continuously improved standard software to energy utilities and service providers, as well as individual development possibilities. With 120 successful projects for over 70 national and international clients in 10 countries, GreenPocket is a market and innovation leader within Germany as well as one of the leading providers within the European smart energy market.

Kontakt
GreenPocket GmbH
Wolf Stertkamp
Tel: 0221/355095-31
E-Mail: wolf.stertkamp@greenpocket.de
www.greenpocket.de

GreenPocket ( www.greenpocket.com) is a software specialist for user-friendly and modular applications within the Internet of Things environment as well as consumer engagement and energy management within the smart energy area. GreenPocket offers continuously improved standard software to energy utilities and service providers, as well as individual development possibilities. With 120 successful projects for over 70 national and international clients in 10 countries, GreenPocket is a market and innovation leader within Germany as well as one of the leading providers within the European smart energy market.

Contact
GreenPocket Gmbh
Wolf Stertkamp
Schanzenstrasse 6-20
51063 Köln
Phone: 02213550950
E-Mail: wolf.stertkamp@greenpocket.de
Url: http://www.greenpocket.de

Environment Energy

IFA 2015: GreenPocket presents its new Smart Home software with integrated light management based on the OSRAM Lightify

IFA 2015: GreenPocket presents its new Smart Home software with integrated light management based on the OSRAM Lightify

Cologne, Berlin, 04.09.2015 – Just in time for the IFA 2015, the platform independent Smart Home provider GreenPocket presents the newest features of its user-friendly Smart Home software. These include individual light management based on the OSRAM Lightify, a twilight function as well as the watt-based control of devices

The functionalities of the software can directly be seen in the new GreenPocket Smart Home video.

As an extension of its Smart Home software, which is, among others, compatible with the QIVICON platform of Deutsche Telekom, GreenPocket offers Smart Home users the possibility of perfect light management in their own home. Recognizing which family member has entered the house by the color of your living room lamp? Due to intelligent rules, Smart Home users can be easily informed through colored lights in case of self-defined events.

Performing arduous routine tasks, such as closing the shutters or switching off the lights, automatically? With the new twilight function based on the astronomical calendar, GreenPocket“s Smart Home software offers even here the best fit.

Also new and extremely helpful is the watt-based control of devices, which enables its users to switch off devices automatically. Being notified via smartphone as soon as the washing machine has finished the cleaning process and without having to turn it off manually? Due to innovative and intuitive operation processes, this rule can be set up within a few seconds.

The Responsive Design allows GreenPocket Smart Home users to use the software on all devices (smartphone, tablet, desktop PC) with the same comfort. Therefore, with only a few clicks, the own home can easily be controlled. Highly flexible rules and automations enable the establishment of numerous and diverse scenarios, e.g. to regulate the heating automatically as soon as a family member is on its way home (presence detection via geofencing).

GreenPocket focuses mainly on utilities, telecommunication companies, appliance vendors, electronic retailers and security companies, enabling them to create their own functionalities and design with the white label solution of GreenPocket“s Smart Home software as well as selecting the fitting hardware. Large utilities like Vattenfall and RheinEnergie already use the new possibilities of the GreenPocket Smart Home software.

Visitors of the IFA will have the opportunity to discover and try the new features at GreenPocket“s booth (hall 11.1, booth 2). Additionally, Dr. Thomas Goette, CEO of GreenPocket, gives interested listeners during its presentation „Energy management meets IoT“ an overview about the opportunities and possibilities offered by the Internet of Things for energy management (IFA TechWatch forum on Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 11 o“clock).

GreenPocket (www.greenpocket.com) is a software specialist for user-friendly and modular applications within the Internet of Things environment as well as consumer engagement and energy management within the smart energy area. GreenPocket offers utilities and service providers standard software, which is continuously improved, as well as individual development possibilities. With 100 successful projects for over 45 national and international clients in 10 countries, GreenPocket is a market and innovation leader within Germany as well as one of the leading providers within the European smart energy market.

Kontakt
GreenPocket GmbH
Fabienne Thomma
Labor 1.7, Schanzenstraße 6-20
51063 Cologne
02213550950
fabienne.thomma@greenpocket.de
http://www.greenpocket.com

Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

IFA 2015: GreenPocket präsentiert erstmals seine neue Smart Home-Sofware mit integrierter Farblichtsteuerung basierend auf der OSRAM Lightify

IFA 2015: GreenPocket präsentiert erstmals seine neue Smart Home-Sofware mit integrierter Farblichtsteuerung basierend auf der OSRAM Lightify

Köln, Berlin, 04.09.2015 – Pünktlich zur diesjährigen IFA präsentiert GreenPocket als plattformunabhängiger Smart Home-Anbieter die neuen Möglichkeiten seiner nutzerfreundlichen Smart Home-Software. Diese ermöglicht erstmals eine individuelle Farblichtsteuerung basierend auf der OSRAM Lightify, eine Dämmerungsfunktion sowie die leistungsunabhängige Steuerung von Geräten

Die Funktionalitäten der Software werden im neuen Smart Home-Video von GreenPocket direkt in der Anwendung sichtbar.

Als Erweiterung seiner Smart Home-Software, die u.a. mit der QIVICON-Plattform der Deutschen Telekom kompatibel ist, bietet GreenPocket Smart Home-Nutzern erstmals die Möglichkeit zum perfekten Farblichtmanagement im eigenen Zuhause. An der Farbe der Wohnzimmerlampe erkennen, welches Familienmitglied gerade das Zuhause betreten hat oder ob ein Fenster bei nahendem Regen noch offen ist? Dank intelligenter Regeln können sich Smart Home-Nutzer mittels Lichtfarben beim Eintreten von selbstdefinierten Ereignissen kinderleicht informieren lassen.

Lästige Routinearbeiten wie das Herunterfahren der Rollladen oder das Ausschalten der Lichter automatisch ausführen lassen? Mit der neuen, auf dem astronomischen Kalender basierenden Dämmerungsfunktion bietet die GreenPocket Smart Home-Software auch hierfür die optimale Lösung.

Ebenfalls neu und zudem ungemein hilfreich ist die leistungsbasierte Gerätesteuerung, die das automatische Ausschalten von Geräten ermöglicht. Per Smartphone benachrichtigt werden, sobald die Waschmaschine den Waschgang beendet hat und diese nicht mehr selber ausschalten müssen? Diese Regel kann durch innovative und intuitive Bedienung binnen weniger Sekunden eingerichtet werden.

Die GreenPocket Smart Home-Software kann mittels Responsive Design auf allen Geräten (Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop) genutzt werden und ermöglicht mit wenigen Klicks die kinderleichte Kontrolle und Steuerung des eigenen Zuhauses. Hochflexible Regelwerke und Automatismen ermöglichen die Erstellung von spannenden und vielfältigen Szenarien, z.B. durch die automatisierte Anwesenheitserkennung mittels Geofencing, das u.a. die Heizung automatisch reguliert, sobald ein Bewohner auf dem Nachhauseweg ist.

Den Schwerpunkt setzt GreenPocket auf die Zielgruppen Energieversorger, Telekommunikationsunternehmen, Gerätehersteller, Elektronikhändler und Sicherheitsfirmen, die mit Hilfe der GreenPocket White Label-Lösung die Funktionalitäten und das Design der Smart Home-Anwendung selber gestalten sowie in Zusammenarbeit mit ausgewählten Partnerunternehmen die passende Hardware selektieren können. Große Energieversorger wie Vattenfall und RheinEnergie nutzen bereits diese neuen Möglichkeiten der GreenPocket Smart Home-Software.

Besucherinnen und Besucher der IFA haben die Möglichkeit, die Anwendung am GreenPocket-Stand (Halle 11.1, Stand 2) selber zu erleben und auszuprobieren. Darüber hinaus gibt Dr. Thomas Goette, CEO von GreenPocket, während seines Vortrages „Energy management meets IoT“ (Dienstag, 8. September 2015, 11:00 Uhr im IFA TechWatch-Forum) interessierten Zuhörern einen Überblick über die neuen Chancen und Möglichkeiten, die das Internet der Dinge für das Energiemanagement eröffnet.

Über GreenPocket

GreenPocket (www.greenpocket.de) ist ein Softwarespezialist für nutzerfreundliche und modulare Applikationen rundum das Internet der Dinge sowie Consumer Engagement und Energiemanagement im Smart Energy-Bereich. Hier bietet GreenPocket Energieversorgern und Serviceprovidern sowohl Standardsoftware, die kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt wird, als auch individuelle Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten. Mit 100 erfolgreichen Projekten für mehr als 45 nationale und internationale Kunden in 10 Ländern, ist GreenPocket Markt- und Innovationsführer in Deutschland sowie einer der führenden Anbieter im europäischen Smart Energy-Markt.

Kontakt
GreenPocket GmbH
Fabienne Thomma
Labor 1.7, Schanzenstraße 6-20
51063 Köln
+49 (0)221 355095-43
fabienne.thomma@greenpocket.de
http://www.greenpocket.de