Schneider Electric Keeps Electric Vehicles Running With AirVantage Smart Automation

Based in France, Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries. Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.

Business Challenge

Schneider Electric develops charging terminals for newly built Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) throughout the test territory. In order to meet the tight timeline required for the project, as well as include the remote monitoring and control necessary to manage charging terminals dispersed through 51 towns and five counties, Schneider Electric turned to Sierra Wireless to assist in quick development of a service and maintenance connected electric charging terminal.

Sierra Wireless Cloud and Connectivity Solution

Schneider Electric’s electric vehicle charging terminal is a comprehensive hardware and software solution connected by AirVantage Smart Automation, a machine-to-machine (M2M) Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that accelerates development and significantly reduces costs associated with deploying and operating M2M industrial control applications. Smart Automation helps machine OEMs and industrial control systems integrators to quickly connect programmable logic controllers (PLC) and sensors to easily develop M2M applications, enabling OEMs to add service revenue to their hardware and enabling Service Providers to augment existing services with M2M solutions and services.

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