Epyon Releases Interfaces to Enable Back-Office Integration for its EV Fast ChargersBy Epyon Power, PRNE
Sunday, May 29, 2011
RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands, May 30, 2011 -
- Terra DC Charge Stations Will Support OCPP and Other Leading Network
Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging
solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open
Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other
commonly used standards for back-office integration.
Epyon's Terra charge stations are the first DC chargers to offer
compatibility with OCPP, a widely-adopted, free-to-use standard.
Compatibility with such protocols allows service operators to connect Epyon
Terra charge stations in the field with their centralized back office,
enabling real-time user authentication and authorization and a variety of
other charging-related functionalities.
Epyon will also release a range of interfaces for back-office systems
that support proprietary protocols, including the POD Point Network protocol
by POD Point Ltd. All Terra DC fast-charging systems can be delivered with a
built-in RFID reader, which allows users to simply swipe their card and be
authenticated in any back-office system via the network link.
"This latest addition helps operators get the most out of our networked
solutions. It allows them to seamlessly integrate their charging operations
into the existing back office, which will boost their efficiency and
flexibility," said Wil van Gils, CTO of Epyon. "This capability will soon be
available to every charging network operator - no matter which back-office
system they use."
"We are pleased with Epyon's support for the open OCPP protocol. Logica
has developed an OCPP-based back-office system called Chargepoint interactive
Management System (CiMS). CiMS was already available for regular AC charging;
now it's also available to operators of DC fast-charging networks," said Rob
Leijn, Managing Director Commercial Sector at Logica, the leading business
and technology service company.
Epyon's Terra DC fast-charging solutions can recharge an EV battery in as
little as 15 to 30 minutes _ compared with eight hours when using a regular
power outlet. Terra systems provide an unparalleled range of connectivity
options to help operators run their charging network more efficiently,
including remote maintenance and management of the charging process. Epyon's
networked solutions ensure the highest level of data security through
advanced technologies such as TLS and X509 certificates.
About Epyon Power: Epyon Power, based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is
Europe's leading supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric
vehicles. Building on our proven track record of innovation, we design,
market and deliver web-managed battery charging systems to help our business
customers translate their ambitions into commercial success, while driving
growth of the overall EV market.
Media relations: Marcel van de Hoef, N2P Communications, +31(0)6-52-386-747, mvandehoef at n2p.nl
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