chargecloud GmbH, a provider of cloud-based software solutions for managing and billing at charging stations, and The Mobility House (TMH) are linking their ChargePilot and chargecloud systems. The duo has developed an interface for this purpose.
According to The Mobility House, cooperation enables the intelligent control of charging processes with the ChargePilot managing smart charging and energy. chargecloud’s software adds billing to the systems. Both software suites are established and modular and can support hardware from various manufacturers. Joining the solutions in one interface that facilitates data transfer between the two products creates “a simple overall solution,” states TMH.
Charging station operators that allow charging several vehicles at a single location should benefit from the cooperation, especially if different users groups need to be billed. “ChargePilot controls the charging infrastructure intelligently and locally, while chargecloud’s software connects the charging infrastructure, allows detailed viewing of all processes and individual billing,” TMH explains. Besides, the charging stations no longer have to be individually connected to the mobile data network via SIM card, “a decisive advantage in parking garages and underground car parks”.
The data exchange works as follows: ChargePilot’s local Smart Charging Controller forwards the charging data of the connected charging stations unchanged and encrypted to chargecloud via OCPP proxy service. The information is then processed by chargecloud and prepared for the corresponding services.
“The partnership with chargecloud is a great benefit for us and once again underlines the advantage of systems that work with open standard interfaces. This is the only way to build an innovative and future-proof charging solution that can grow with the requirements and needs and save immense costs in the long term,” says Matthias Suttner, Head of Key Account Management Wholesale at The Mobility House.
TMH was founded in 2009 as a neutral provider and has since supported private and business customers in installing and operating charging infrastructure. They received a strategic investment from the SP Group, a Singaporean energy utility company this September. The Munich-based company intends to use the cooperation to open up markets in Asia.
Additional reporting by Cora Werwitzke.
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