On the journey to smarter, greener technologies and a sustainable planet, there is but one keystone area that is setting the framework for everything else — and that is smart energy. So far, the mass-scale implementation of smart energy systems has been rather cost-prohibitive and thus at a premium for even the best of modern cities. As a recent cost-relieving breakthrough in this slow-go area, the Internet of Things smart grid solutions have come up with a practical cure to balance out the increasing sophistication of the energy distribution networks and achieve real-time visibility into the consumption process.
The open-source Kaa IoT Platform provides essential IoT functional blocks which allow assembling smart energy solutions with both speed and seamless interoperability. Various sensors, smart metering devices, controllers, smart energy monitors, and electrical grid assets can be, almost literally, plugged into the Kaa cluster and managed in real-time over a secure network connection. Kaa is specifically designed to handle large scale deployments by ensuring mission-critical fault-tolerance and high availability during peak loads.
For the local-scale IoT smart energy deployments, Kaa can be used as a master IoT platform for smart building solutions, smart home energy solutions, smart lighting systems, connected heating and air conditioning systems, and IoT smart meters implementation. Kaa provides open APIs for integration with a broad spectrum of possible hardware, and that’s why it is effectively utilized for complex “brownfield” system integrations and the IoT-over-legacy projects.