With its standard-based, open Bosch IoT Gateway Software, Bosch Software Innovations supports the global language for energy.
Smooth and seamless communication between devices using the EEBUS standard
Smart grids and the connected world will become a reality only if different manufacturers’ devices can “talk” to each other across country and industry borders.
This was the goal of EEBUS, developed as part of Smart Watts, a subproject of the E-Energy program funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The EEBUS initiative, in which Bosch is an active member, has been driving the EEBUS standard forward and published it in May 2016.
To counteract the silo nature of individual platforms and solutions, EEBUS creates a universal language that allows devices – regardless of manufacturer – to talk about energy across national and industry borders. This vendor- and technology-agnostic language is one that every device and every platform can use freely.
The Bosch IoT Gateway Software from Bosch Software Innovations, which is already being used in over one million smart homes worldwide, now supports this language in addition to a wide range of other communication protocols. EEBUS plays a key role in an e-mobility project we are working to implement together with Hager Controls S.A.S. Further applications for smart homes and smart buildings are being realized as well.