Future Smart Metering Runs on Open Source –Challenges and the GuruxAMI Project
More and more devices are coming to Internet and organizations are using more devices to measure things. Challenges include a huge amount of different protocols and a risk of technological lock-in. Because of new innovations and demands new protocols are coming out all the time. Increasing amount of protocols makes it harder to collect data from different data sources and save it to one place. If we want to make tailored reports it is important that we can save all collected data to the one place. This paper presents an overview of how the industrial research project GuruxAMI (Gurux Advanced Metering Infrastructure) tries to solve this problem. An overarching goal of the project is to make an open platform that can be used to collect data from different data sources using different protocols and save collected data to the one place. This will be done by developing Open Source platform that can handle different protocols.
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