Control4 has introduced the Control4 Energy Management System (EMS) 100 at Autovation 2009. The EMS 100 combines the functionality of a home-area network controller with demand response support, with a wireless thermostat and energy management software to provide utilities a cost-effective, flexible, home-area network solution for their smart grid deployments. The EMS 100 delivers customer usage data via the smart meter and a standards-based, secure platform that can control virtually every device in the home.
The system aggregates energy usage data from various loads and presents the information in an intuitive display so that customers can make changes in their home to reduce energy usage or set up their in-home device to automatically do it for them. The EMS 100 serves as a valuable communications tool, providing utilities an efficient means to alert customers of demand response events and send signals directly to devices in the home during peak times.
The EMS 100 solution features the following: