Schneider Electric announces next generation gateway

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 17:55

Schneider Electric announces next generation gateway, EcoStruxure Panel Server. — Photo courtesy of the company

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced EcoStruxure Panel Server, its next generation gateway.

Designed to be the heart of an EcoStruxure Power system or any IoT-connected power network, Panel Server can integrate with multi-vendor devices, simplifying data acquisition and analytics for improved power network intelligence, operational continuity, and cybersecurity.

The all-in-one gateway has three models with modular form factor and design to better serve customer needs – Entry, Universal, and Advanced – each capable of connecting to multiple edge control or cloud applications.

Jean-Francois Rolland, future offer manager for EcoStruxure Panel Server, said: “Digital transformation is driving the need for the next generation of device-to-device communications or device-to-cloud communications.

“Panel Server provides this transformation and more, helping users and service providers to monitor, operate, and maintain their electrical systems with certified energy management technologies like ISO 50001, 50002, 50006 as well as IEC 62443, the cybersecurity standard that supports security-by-design practices.

“By 2030 the number of connected, digitised devices in global power networks will number in the billions.

“In any business, distribution panels will then need to be completely connected and able to share data not only with the cloud but with other systems. This means an investment in a digital gateway is now a key element in a business strategy.”

With the ability to reduce unplanned downtime due to electrical failure, reduce energy usage and costs, and reduce risk of electrical fires, EcoStruxure Panel Server provides the tools to successfully face the energy challenges of today and tomorrow, he added. — VNS

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