The objectives are based on the concept of integrated and interactive home systems:
- Development, manufacture, and validation of an intelligent process unit (OSIM-AHS), situated at the end users' dwellings, capable of offering energy management services and the communication and interface basic functional blocks for supporting home services.
- Development, manufacture, and validation of the Concentrator & Communication Switching device (CCS), situated between the customer premises and the central low voltage unit, capable of communicating with several pieces of OSIM-AHS equipment. The use of this CCS device is enhanced by its alternative two-way data telecommunications system: PLC or telephone.
This project, OSIM-AHSII, follows a viability study achieved in EP 9264 OSIM-AHS.
OSIM-AHS may be the key to the development of new services, and the aim is to design and realize the building blocks which are needed to establish a communicating architecture between utilities and customer, with a special emphasis on two-way communication with meters and two-way communication with appliances or systems in homes.
The first range of products will be energy management oriented, but other applications will come in a second step when the infrastructure provided by OSIM-AHS Systems is available. In the proposed reference architecture, special attention has been paid to the possibility of upgrading the system services and communications means, without big overcharges or equipment modifications. The existence of a large number of customers having, through this architecture, access to information and services through the HS Power Line Connection, will help considerably in the promotion of the HS products, in countries where the participating utilities operate.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
92132 Issy Les Moulineaux
SW1P 4RD London