IoT

Mobile EV chargers connect through IoT

13th July 2016
Daisy Stapley-Bunten

Eurotech has announced a design win from FreeWire Technologies for the Eurotech Everyware Cloud, ReliaGATE and ReliaCELL to power the Mobi Charger. The Mobi Charger is a mobile and portable Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station that can be moved between vehicles to allow for flexible and convenient charging at a workplace, mall or public parking structure.

FreeWire will collect valuable business data from the Mobi Chargers using the Everyware Cloud, an IoT Integration Platform that simplifies device and data management by connecting distributed devices over secure and reliable cloud services. FreeWire will leverage data and managed IoT access for daily operations, to monitor the systems to make sure they are performing to standard, and to adjust to dynamic supply and demand for Mobi Charger EV charging.

FreeWire chose to use Eurotech’s ReliaGATE IoT Gateway and ReliaCELL mobile cellular adapter inside of the Mobi Charger. The ReliaGATE IoT Gateway is a low power multi-service gateway that enables bidirectional communication between the Mobi Chargers in the field and the Eveyware Cloud. The ReliaCELL is a rugged cellular module for plug-and-play and highly-reliable cellular connectivity. The ReliaCELL saves FreeWire time and money because it comes pre-certified so they avoid the hassle and delay of certifying custom gateways with multiple cellular carriers.

“As we began to build our product, the basic architecture was already there with Eurotech,” said Jawann Swislow, FreeWire Technologies Chief Commercial Officer. “It didn’t make sense for us to continue building out something when we could buy the Eurotech solution on a similar budget that would also work better. Once the hardware is installed we never have to touch it because software updates can be done automatically which is a huge benefit.”

“FreeWire Technologies’ innovations continue, and they act quickly on opportunities to improve their business operations through IoT technologies and partnerships with key suppliers,” explained Larry Wall, CEO of Eurotech Inc, “They’re an exciting team with a clear vision, and we’re pleased to provide enabling technology that helps them execute on that vision.”

Eurotech hardware comes with the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and is ready to connect to the Everyware Cloud. ESF is a comprehensive and targeted Java OSGi software framework for IoT applications that provides a secure, reliable bridge between the Mobi Chargers in the field and the Everyware Cloud platform. FreeWire also took advantage of Eurotech’s professional services to develop the integrated solution.

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