For nearly a decade, ThinkSmartGrid has been formally representing our own interests as well as those of our customers in a variety of ways, including by serving on the board of directors of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, set up by President Obama’s administration to create a Smart Grid interoperability framework that should be flexible, uniform, and technology-neutral. Additionally, we co-chaired the joint EPA/IEEE 1680.3 Television Energy Conservation workgroup, compelling TV manufacturers to further Energy Star adoption.
We’ve been working on systems of systems since long before they had fancy terms like the Internet of Things (IoT) or Machine-to-Machine (M2M). Having contributed to many international standards development organizations like the IPSO (IP for Smart Objects) Alliance, the Bluetooth SIG, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the ZigBee Alliance, we understand the intricacies and challenges of trying to make many-vendor solutions actually work, and will put that expertise to use on your project.
Around the globe, cities, counties, and even entire countries are racing to implement solutions to improve the lives of their residents. Each locale has its own unique goals, needs, and funding mechanisms—meaning that each locale needs a custom-designed system of systems. ThinkSmartGrid’s team hasn’t just seen the future…we’ve designed solutions to ensure that the future actually happens. So, whether it’s smart LED street lighting, gunshot detection, parking management, emergency response, sustainability, or many other categories, we’ve likely designed a similar solution using best-of-breed systems from leading vendors from around the world.
Trains, planes, and automobiles used to be just that—trains, planes, and automobiles. Now, cars have more than 100,000,000 lines of code, can drive themselves (sort of), have been taken over remotely by hackers, and are slowly but surely moving away from internal combustion towards being solely electric-powered. Likewise, trains, planes, and their respective transportation networks grew more complex each day. As a current participant in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) J1772 (Electric Vehicle Connector), J3105 (Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Conductive Charging), and Hybrid Communication and Interoperability committees, as well as the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) for electric semi trucks, we’re literally plugged into the latest market developments in transportation electrification and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).