HMS Networks launched a new Intesis protocol translator that enables monitoring and control of OCPP 1.6-based Electric Vehicle Chargers from any Modbus based BMS.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry has been increasing rapidly during the last years. However, it also represents a challenge for the facilities where the chargers are installed. Energy management and the availability of these EV parking lots require a lot of communication between Building Management Systems and the charging stations.
The new and innovative Intesis protocol translator from HMS Networks provides a standard solution that connects the EV and BMS markets. It allows BMS system integrators and EV charging point manufacturers to provide basic monitoring and control of OCPP 1.6-compatible EV charging points from any Modbus-based automation system in an easy, cost-efficient, and reliable way. The gateway enables the Modbus BMS to manage EV users, charging operations, and every measurement provided by the EV Charger, so the BMS can provide control, maintenance services, and energy reporting to the building owner. The gateway is available in two versions: one for 1 charger and 7 connectors, and one for or up to 20 chargers and 7 connectors each.
The gateway is configured using Intesis MAPS free configuration tool for all Intesis protocol translators. Intesis MAPS is designed to discover the OCPP chargers in the network and integrate them in the Building Automation system, using a standard register map that simplifies the integration into any Modbus TCP or RTU BMS.
The combination of Intesis MAPS and the Intesis OCPP to Modbus TCP/RTU protocol translator makes integration of electric vehicles to Building Management Systems easy, helping building owners to optimize the use of the EV technology in their facilities.