PowerConnectSM and SkySpark™ Combination Delivers Advanced, Cost Effective Demand Response Solution to Building Automation Market
Carrolton, Texas – Murata Energy Solutions Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Murata Electronics North America, Inc., announced the integration of SkyFoundry’s SkySpark™ analytics package into Murata’s PowerConnectSM platform. The combination delivers cost-effective, seamless data collection with unsurpassed analytics functionality. This is a critical facet in the performance of automated load management and emergency power supply system (EPSS) monitoring and control.
The SkySpark analytics package identifies operational issues and opportunities for savings. Further, it presents graphical and tabular data analysis to inform operators of exceptions and anomalies, including the ability to compare information from different time periods, temperature ranges, and other environmental factors. With its recently released Tariff Engine, SkySpark allows various operating scenarios to be analyzed with costs automatically calculated based on actual energy contract rates. The built-in functions are easily configured by the end-user to deliver a highly proprietary analysis. Further, custom functions, views, and reports can be created using the compact Axon scripting language.
“While the PowerConnect platform has met customers’ needs for automating buildings’ load management functions and increasing backup power supply system reliability, adding the analytics of the SkySpark software creates a solution unmatched in the energy automation space,” said Tim Cutler, General Manager of Murata Energy Solutions Americas. “This combination delivers unsurpassed value to building owners, facility managers, energy managers, and sustainability managers who are leading the pack in terms of energy efficiency and resiliency,” Cutler continued.
“Combining SkySpark with Murata’s PowerConnect platform creates an outstanding tool for the building automation market to analyze the impact and efficiency of the strategies employed by operators,” commented John Petze, President of SkyFoundry.
SkySpark is included as part of Murata’s Automated Load Management product and EPSS Premium product. SkySpark can also be added as a separate item to the EPSS basic solution. The combination allows a single user login and automatically updates information to create a cost-effective data collection and analytics-driven control solution.
The combination of PowerConnect and SkySpark will be on display in the MESA booth, #1306, at the NFMT show in Baltimore, March 22 – 24, 2016.
Murata Energy Solutions Americas is a leading provider of cloud-based automation solutions for energy load management and backup power supply systems for commercial buildings, hospitals, educational institutions, government entities, and datacenters. More information can be found at www.muratasolutions.com.
About Murata Energy Solutions Americas
Murata Energy Solutions Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Murata Electronics North America, Inc., delivers end-to-end solutions combining Murata's wireless IoT hardware with cloud-based software to the Energy market. The company’s PowerConnectSM platform provides complete end-to-end cloud-based solutions that enable building owners, real estate investment trusts, hospitals, and data centers to implement Automated Demand Response, generate cash flows, and achieve higher energy efficiency and reliability. PowerConnect’s EPSS monitoring and testing capabilities increase the reliability, simplify regulatory compliance, and reduce operating expenses for onsite generation. More information can be found at www.muratasolutions.com.