(Munich, Germany) – The Lyse Group, an energy and telecommunications leader based in southwestern Norway, has selected Axiros to power its smart energy initiative, Lyse Smart AS. More than 150,000 households will benefit from the partnership.
The move comes on the heels of the European Union’s Smart Meter Mandate requiring European countries to increase energy security, reduce carbon output, and improve competitiveness in the energy sector. The Smart initiative will allow utilities – and their clients – to monitor energy consumption, costs and greenhouse emissions. Lyse has taken the opportunity to deliver an integrated solution to households that will deliver value-added services and increase customer loyalty.
Recognized as a technology leader in advanced service and device management, Axiros was selected by Lyse as a consequence of cooperation within the telecom value chain. Axiros’ software platform – specifically, its AXPERIENCE suite – will enable Lyse Smart to:
- Automate a range of complex business processes such as configuration, activation and problem resolution;
- Significantly reduce field installation costs as well as costs associated with ongoing maintenance and support; and
- Enable delivery of value-added services. The first of these to be delivered in the field will be home automation, alarm- and welfare services.
Additionally, the Axiros platform will allow Lyse to manage several backhaul networks, (e.g., fiber, cellular and radio connections) such that if one system is failing, communications will be re-routed to another. The bottom line will be improved quality of service, customer retention and operational efficiency.
Lyse Smarts CTO Oddbjørn Sørseth says, “I was impressed with how well the Axiros system met each of our company’s criteria for a remote management system and service optimization.”
Lyse smart meters, installed in each home, will be paired with a smart gateway (or computer) powered by the Axiros AXACT software for embedded devices. With Lyse Smart service portfolio, customers will be able to remotely access and run several of their appliances via a smartphone or tablet.
And, because Axiros products boast an open architecture, the platform will be easily integrated into the Lyses IT-architecture, delivering yet another benefit: rapid deployment and rapid time to market.
Axiros CEO Kurt Peterhans says that his company is delighted to partner with Lyse on the smart effort. “Lyse is putting into place a very cutting-edge approach to the smart metering initiative,” he says. “We’re thrilled that they have singled out our product to assist them in meeting their goals. Our remote management system is ideally suited for just this sort of project. We’re excited to play such a critical role in enabling a major utility to meet the Smart Meter Mandate.”
Lyse Group anticipates deploying the new system within the year.
Lyse is a Norwegian industrial Group operating within the fields of energy and telecommunication. The business comprises the production and sale of energy and telecommunication products, plus the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure. The Group owns and operates significant infrastructure facilities associated with the business areas.
Lyse sells energy and telecom products on a regional and national level to private and business customers. Customers are offered energy products which include electricity, district heating, cooling, biogas and natural gas. The telecom products and services are sold under the brand name of Altibox® and include high-speed internet, interactive TV and alarms as well as video and voice services. Lyse is owned by 16 municipalities in the Sør-Rogaland district of Norway and has its head office in Stavanger. The company has a strong regional base.
Axiros provides device and service management solutions across fixed and mobile networks for consumer, enterprise and M2M markets. Axiros solutions are scalable, flexible, modular and – most importantly – open, giving providers the ability to manage and support any protocol, any device, any service – at any time.
Distinguished by domain expertise and innovation, coupled with world-class software design, Axiros uniquely delivers the robust management capabilities and solutions service providers need today and in the future, as demand and complexity associated with new services grows.
Founded in 2002, Axiros is based in Munich, Germany with sales offices in Italy, Russia, Brazil and New York.
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