AVR Energy Management Software EDN Overview

AVR has a modular structure to serve the end-user’s needs efficiently. Each edition acts like a base for the whole structure and can be extended by other modules and plug-ins easily.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Entrance Package

The Entrance Package was created to supply end-users and System Integrators a pilot-like package solution, fit for 10 devices for the purpose of closer evaluation. This is a low-cost low-risk opportunity to get to know the software in working condition.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Lite EDN

The Lite Edition can supply local systems and is also an ideal component of pilot projects. This edition is the right solution to serve the basic needs of an Energy Management System and can create simple reports. Also it is a must have tool in supporting the Energy Manager completing related tasks efficently and quickly.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Basic EDN

Having equipped with the most required solutions, AVR Basic is one of the most popular editions and can be used comfortably for local sites. This edition has increased connectivity (OPC Connection), improved reporting facilities and provides more options for customisation.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Intermediate EDN

The Intermediate edition is recommended for end-users, who also wish to connect to external data sources, advanced virtual meters and optionally redundant OPC Servers.

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Features of AVR v4.0 Advanced EDN

AVR Advanced integrates powerful qualities for those clients, who wish to use the latest cutting edge tool to its best abilities, a fine example of a solution supporting the requirements of “Integrated Industry”. This edition can also connect to unlimited external data sources and serve multi-site applications “Global Energy Management Solution”.

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AVR v4.0 Mobile Clients

The AVR Mobile Client has been developed to aid the work of the technical staff by providing real-time information about their measurement points and data concentrators, visualizing them on a unified tablet interface.

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AVR Windows Phone & IPhone Mobile Client (Remote Meter Reading)

With the support of this application the measurement data (identifying meters manually or by QR code) can be entered and sent via email (attachment in CSV file format) easily into the AVR server application.

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AVR Azure Cloud

By the deployment of Microsoft Azure infrastructure we can offer a pre-installed energy management software solution, taking the frustration out of the process and cutting down on system engineering time. This collaboration also enables us to provide a low-risk investment, based on the calculable payment terms.

AVR Azure Energy Management Software is an ideal choice to support the energy efficiency strategy of both Smart City and Smart Factory applications.

Our highly experienced TechTeam offers additional „kick-start packages”, remote engineering services and trainings according to your needs.

To find out about the available AVR Azure Energy Management Software packages and features, get in touch with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy efficiency: how does your business measure up?

January 10, 2018

 

 

When manufacturers improve their energy efficiency, they improve their competitiveness.

 

Simply put, reducing the running costs of an industrial facility means that you get "more bang for your buck".

 

But how can a manufacturer know if its performance is ahead of its rivals or falling behind?

 

In an article for Industry Week, Keith B. Belton, director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, says that the US government collects information on energy use at the facility level, but is prohibited from revealing this in ways that disclose confidential information.

 

However, Belton cites two recent academic papers which show how this information is being used to evaluate established energy efficiency programmes and develop benchmarks of energy performance within an industry. Manufacturers can and do benefit from this information, he says.

 

The first paper, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Energy Policy, looks at the effectiveness of a US Department of Energy (DOE) programme that helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers to become more energy-efficient by providing free energy audits from universities across the country. This identifies opportunities to improve productivity, eliminate waste and save energy.

 

The researchers -- Nicole Dalzell of Wake Forest University and Gale Boyd and Jerome Reiter of Duke University -- developed a new technique for matching publicly available data from the DOE programme with confidential plant information collected in the US Census of Manufacturing.

 

And their analysis of the data confirmed the benefits of the energy audit, showing that participating facilities improved their energy efficiency performance over time relative to their peer companies in the same industry.

 

Further analysis could reveal the characteristics of companies that benefit most and the interventions that are most effective, according to Duke University.

 

The second paper, published in the journal Energy Efficiency, focuses on the Energy Star Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs), which are based on sector-specific industrial energy efficiency case studies.

 

As author Gale Boyd explains, "These case studies fill an important gap by estimating the distribution of efficiency using detailed, sector-specific, plant-level data. These estimated distributions allow Energy Star to create 'energy-efficient plant benchmarks' in a variety of industries using the upper quartile of the estimated efficiency distribution."

 

Boyd found that less energy-intensive sectors tend to exhibit a wider range of efficiency than those that are more energy-intensive. In other words, the greater the energy-intensity of the production process, the smaller the variation in energy intensity across companies.

 

This suggests that "even incremental improvements in energy use can provide a facility with a competitive edge," Belton noted.

To find out how AVReporter Energy Management Software can be used to reach your energy efficiency targets, please get in touch now.

 

 

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