EDF Subsidiary EDELIA Wirelessly Monitors and Manages Consumer Energy Usage with Edevice's Affordable Home Gateways


eDevice, a leader in M2M solutions, announces the launch of a new energy management service to help control and reduce electricity and water consumption. Based on its wireless GPRS and LAN gateway technology and IDeMS middleware, the energy-demand management services use eDevice gateways to transfer electricity, water, or gas meter readings from users' homes to EDF Energy's (France's national utility company) processing servers. This service is currently offered in France by the company EDELIA.

This simple and innovative service provides detailed information on consumption with a consumer alarm service if leaks or abnormal differences in consumption are detected. eDevice gateways record meter readings transmitted by radio from electricity, gas, and water meters and transmit them over the Internet via customers' ADSL/cable routers or via the GPRS network. This data is then archived and transferred by IDeMS, the middleware supplied by eDevice, to EDELIA's consumption analysis servers. IDeMS also detects anomalies and carries out remote maintenance on all installed gateways.

"The affordability of eDevice gateways, their usability enabling installation by the end-user, and their compatibility with GPRS networks and LANs mean that we can reach a broad public while staying focused on data analysis to optimize consumption," says Jacques Allard, president of EDELIA.

eDevice will be exhibiting at the Remote Monitoring and Networking 2006 trade show in Long Beach, Calif., from Nov. 9 to 10 at booth number 38.

About eDevice:

Since 1999, eDevice has been developing and marketing complete solutions for M2M Internet connectivity that are both low-cost and compact. Because of their reasonable price, eDevice solutions can be used to let any type of electronic equipment communicate, while solving all the problems met by the designers of new products that include a connection via the Internet or a wireless network. Thanks to their usability and user-friendliness, eDevice solutions put harnessing the power of the Internet within the reach of all designers of new products. Over a million products using eDevice technology are deployed in the field.

For more information, please contact :

EDEVICE SA
Stefan Gonnet
Marketing Manager
Parc Cadera Sud - Batiment P2 - Avenue Ariane
33700 Marignac
FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 12 77 77
Fax: +33 (0)5 56 12 90 00
E-mail: sgonnet@edevice.com
Web: www.edevice.com

or

FRENCH TECHNOLOGY PRESS OFFICE
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3740
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: (312) 327-5261
E-mail: contact.ftpo@ubifrance.fr

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