Deal uses IoT cloud services for battery pack monitoring

Deal uses IoT cloud services for battery pack monitoring

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By Nick Flaherty

Cleantron in Amsterdam is using hardware and cloud technology to monitor battery pack performance. 

The deal with Telit provides the Cleantron P4 battery packs with remote monitoring of the battery’s health, temperature, voltage, current and state of charge data, which are critical for maximizing performance and cycle-life. Users also can track each battery’s location, providing additional key insights into the status of high-value mobile/portable assets such as medical equipment, Industry 4.0 equipment and light electric vehicles.

The P4 Battery Pack is designed for use in light electric vehicles and industrial applications and uses Telit’s ME910C1-WW wireless module and OneEdge cloud service. The ME910C1-WW is a 3GPP Release 13 LTE Category M1/NB1 module, based on the Qualcomm MDM9206 LTE IoT Modem from Qualcomm Technologies that can be used worldwide. The ME910C1-WW also has power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to maximize battery life.

The OneEdge SIM-less software is integrated with the module and provides pre-packaged, secure, easy-to-use deployment and management tools. This simplifies all aspects of IoT implementation by saving time and cost, reducing risk and speeding time to revenue by easing deployment. OneEdge-based manufactured products such as the ME910C1 and others have a ready-to-go connection to the Telit IoT platform to manage devices, connectivity and application data to deliver the ultimate value in IoT. Telit’s OneEdge solves the long-standing challenges related to integration, scalability, management and costs that system architects and their enterprise customers face as they implement IoT to transform their businesses.

“When businesses want to harness the power of IoT, they turn to Telit,” said Alon Segal, Senior Vice President, Software & Services at Telit. “Cleantron is a prime example of Telit’s ability to provide all of the software, services and devices that a business needs to quickly and cost-effectively implement IoT.”

Next: Battery pack partnership

“Our partnership with Telit means that Cleantron customers can now get the real-time data they need to maximize the performance and cycle-life of the batteries that their vehicles, AGV’s or other valuable equipment they depend on,” said Maarten Kelder, CTO of Cleantron. “Telit is the ideal choice because it provides everything we need—modules, cellular service and all of the tools—saving us time and money versus building our connected battery pack solution in house from scratch.”

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