Standards are the foundation of the Internet of Things and without them, the technological revolution is not possible. So IoT Energy is introducing the Energy Standards aspect as part of our Energy Assessments services. The energy standards are relevant as they work together with the premise of IoT as a provider of energy efficiency solutions and standardizations are indeed necessary for the interoperability both within and between domains where the “things” of IoT are existing. Within a domain, standards provide cost efficient realizations of solutions, in this sense “domain” can refer to a specific organization or enterprise realizing an IoT.
As a result such policy making can have a direct requirement for supporting IoT standards to be developed. Existing standards are being deployed in each of these areas, and new standards are being developed to fill in the gaps. IoT Energy offers service for the proper management of Energy Standards which could be traced back to the communication and networking lines of IoT and of IoT Energy’s products and solutions as it is of great influence on the energy consumption and of course energy conservation in the power saving mechanisms.
The standards for wearable devices that are in use today include Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/4G, Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication (NFC), while Smart homes and buildings employ the works of Wi-Fi, X10, Insteon, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. Utilities and even transportation systems have become connected with standards such as IEEE 1901, IEEE 2030, STMF, and V2V. But it is critical to remember that all of this is only possible through the Smart Grid, which IoT Energy offers as part of its Smart Solutions and Smart Sensor Solutions!
Role of Communication Standard in Energy Standards
Many IoT devices today are powered by batteries and are connected by a low power wireless communication network such as Smart Sensors. To fulfil the requirements of battery powered sensors data communication standards like Bluetooth Smart, EnOcean, IEEE 802.15.4, SIGFOX, etc. have been developed for low power sensor networks, optimized and standardized. These standards allow sleep modes to save power consumption if a device does not communicate. The creation of these standards is mainly driven by applications that need battery powered IoT devices or even devices powered by energy harvesting.
- The lighting fixture is controlled by smart lighting through the smart sensors and smart meters which is fully integrated in a smart room or even a smart building. The communications within the room or building helps with the standardization of energy usage.
- The utilities and appliances are also powered by automations, making it possible to cut energy consumption when it is not being used.
- With IoT energy and smart softwares, building supervisors can set a demand response profile that can be activated as needed.
The Energy Save mode that is regulated and made possible through data and information collection as the communication standard is what comprises the Energy Standards of IoT Energy.