Cloud Socket Technology Development
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 300 000
|April 2017 - September 2017
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was primarily to develop a prototype to demonstrate the value of using the new USB-C standard in our future smart and energy-efficient buildings. These goals have been achieved and there is now a complete prototype solution based on the USB-C standard, USB-C LED Driver and a cloud-based administration and monitoring service and a number of use-cases can be demonstrated.
Expected results and effects
A USB-C infrastructure and sockets support both high-speed and bi-directional DC power to all electronics, energy storage and solar cells without the need for traditional power adapters, chargers, solar converters and LED drivers. The goal of the demonstration solution has been to propose the idea to property owners of mainly office properties. This goal has been achieved and joint projects have been established with Vasakronan and Akademiska Hus. These pilot installations will be done during 2018.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been a development project by Ochno and a number of consultants: Motion Control in Västerås AB (hardware), Carolina Ekström (user interface) and Erik Anderberg (development cloud service). The implementation has gone according to plan and the contracted consultants will continue to work with the solution into the next phase.