Newsletter N°22 - October 2013
INTERCLIMA + ELEC
Carrefour des Gestions
TOPKAPI Version 5.1 is now available in France.
Calculation on time-stamped data:
These new functions provide a very simple method for making multivariable calculations on time-stamped data acquired in an asynchronous way. There are many applications, for example:
Easier access to the data of graphs displayed:
The best energy is the one which is not consumed… Although we have the impression of hearing this expression often these last few weeks, we must admit that appropriate energy saving contribute to improving our productivity.
This is not new to TOPKAPI, as, initiated quite long ago, it was then the subject of major development in 2003-2004 together with the CSTB(1), and with financial support from the ADEME(2), resulting in designing a first energy control tool.
Leveraging the huge experience acquired with the City of Strasbourg in understanding operator expectations, with TOPKAPI version 5.1 we designed a new energy performance control tool offering the following benefits:
To use it, you need TOPKAPI 5.1 running the REPORTS module.
GPRS: PROPER CONTROL OF COMMUNICATIONS
Proper use of GPRS is not merely limited to performing real-time pseudo-communication.
Thanks to the know-how acquired in telephone and GSM network communication, TOPKAPI's protocol drivers include the functions required to optimize exchanges:
For users changing media, from PSTN or GSM to GPRS, data flow optimization results in the volume of invoiceable data flowing through the network does not change significantly with callfrequency.
For example evolving from one daily connection to a connection every four hours will have only a very low impact if any on the bill while allowing better monitoring.
In terms of volume of data flowing over the network, using protocols with data time-stamped at the source is as efficient as event driven protocols.
(1) Building Scientific and Technical Center: www.cstb.fr
(2) Energy Management Agency: www.ademe.fr
We wish to thank all TOPKAPI users who trust us, as well as all those who have helped to write these articles at General Council of the 92 district, INEO TINEA, ONDEO SYSTEMS, SITA BioEnergies, SPEED ASIA Services, and more particularly Misses Bernadette PISTER and Marie-Mélodie BELIN as well as Misters Renaud RIBAL, Thierry ERNULT and Patrick PIERRAT.