Vodafone Energy Efficiency Platform
There’s no better way for 2022 to end! This year we invested much time and energy in developing the energy transition process. We are incredibly proud to conclude 2022 with the result of our partnership with Softlab S.p.A. for the energy efficiency platform, realized for Vodafone. Thanks, Davide Carnevale and Christian Pasquale Aprile from Softlab for this amazing achievement.
Enlit Europe 2022 starts today
Meet us at our stand C40 – 12, Italian Pavillon! We couldn’t miss one of the most important international exhibitions about the global energy transition. We will talk about the Italian case of CHAIN2 technology, a virtuous example of energy efficiency, and about the product family CHAIN2 native that we realized to promote it https://www.chain2gate.it/ We also invite you to visit Meters and More AISBL stand, where we will show you the functions of the CHAIN2 channel, as part of energetic ecosystems, both in the indoor and outdoor field.
Meet us at ENLIT Frankfurt, 29 November – 1 December
MAC will be at ENLIT Frankfurt, from 29 November till 1 December 2022. One of the biggest events regarding the energy ecosystem is back. The wide program will allow us to discuss topics such as energy transition, decarbonization, energy resilience and digitalization. Come to visit us at the Italian Pavilion, Hall 12.1 | Stand C40-12 to talk about energy efficiency and digitalization though our Chain2Gate Energy Aware Platform https://www.chain2gate.it/en To schedule a meeting with us or to get a free pass, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAC’s family of CHAIN2GATE products offers Energy Awareness solutions dedicated to vendors, sellers and operators of the energy market. With the imminent liberalization of the market upon us, simply offering competitive prices is not enough. The future is in energy related services which are dedicated to the end users! Open our new BROCHURE to choose which CHAIN2GATE is the best for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information at: email@example.com
MAC will be at the European Utility Week 2019 in Paris from November 12th-14th. Register for free and join us there! By clicking on the link, you will obtain the Visitor Pass. MAC will be exhibiting in the Italian Pavilion at stand K60, presenting MAC’s Chain2Gate’s family, devices for energy awareness. #EUW19 Get your free tickets and Discover the 2018 edition
MAC and the Internet of Things
With the Internet of Things, the Internet extends its power to the world of things, places and processes. The result is an ecosystem which promotes a mechanism of connected nodes, with the aim to transform data into operative actions. Objects and places become recognizable and acquire intelligence thanks to data collection and sharing. MAC is constantly increasing its IoT projects as a technology partner, collecting, communicating, analysing and elaborating data. To offer the best solutions to its clients, MAC understands that in order to manage the aspects of Iotization, it is fundamental to govern the complexity of the IoT technology as well as to be able to evaluate the information generated by the data. MAC has been constantly increasing its study and development of physical sensors, virtual smart sensors’ solutions, and is currently studying advanced AI solutions that can be implemented into products.
MAC and Predictive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is a service which seeks to minimize, and in some cases completely eliminate, the risk of negative impacts caused by internal breakdowns for an industrial machine or during an industrial process, optimizing business continuity. MAC is applying its know-how in IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to PdM. In a predictive context, AI has been proven as a valid support tool in learning how to manage the big-data generation. AI can also contribute to the correct operation of a process and/or product, simplifying its optimization. This gives us the possibility to evaluate the historical sequence of service interruptions, analyse the weak points with a minor fault tolerance and build advanced architectures. That means storage and real time analysis of data generated by the machine and/or process, through a system of smart elements, and through data acquisition. By observing the storage, and analysing data, it is possible to understand the status of the machine and/or process, and as a result increase the probability of successful decision making. MAC is dedicated to the research and development of Predictive Maintenance, focusing on the electronic board which can collect data generated by smart sensors (both virtual than physical), and locally analyse the significance of this data.
IT’S NOW POSSIBLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE 2ND GENERATION OPEN METER THROUGH C2G
On December 31st e-distribuzione concluded the required integration test and the residential test phase via PLC-C (Chain2) between the new Open Meter and user devices. ARERA, the Italian regulatory authority for energy, networks and the environment, requested the tests in order to approve the activation of the second generation of e-distribuzione’s Smart Meter (2G). Those who are interested in activating communication with the Open Meter using the Chain2 technology, must subscribe to a specific contract and need to obtain a user device. As a result, MAC has created Chain2Gate, a smart device that has already participated in the test phase, obtaining 99,8% reliability in terms of communication in Chain2. MAC’s Chain2Gate is a Plug&play device that you can connect to any domestic electric socket. The interface is extremely intuitive: a visual LED indicator shows the status of consumption, equipped with an acoustic signal to warn the user in advance of any imminent blackout. Through the APP, the user can constantly monitor, manage and plan energy consumption throughout the day. MAC is working on an advanced version of the existing device which will take into consideration all the case studies, the Data Model and the relative protocol defined by CEI, integrating Chain2Gate with further functions to increase energy awareness.
MAC AND THE AZURE SPHERE PARTNER PROGRAM
On November 13th and 14th MAC participated to the “Azure Sphere Partner Program” organized in Frankfurt by Microsoft. During these two training days, Microsoft presented Azure Sphere, the project for the production of a new class of microcontrollers (MCU), certified and able to guarantee safe end-to-end communications for IoT applications. MAC was identified as one of the two leading Italian companies in electronic engineering (hardware and software), using avant-garde technologies and implementing IoT solutions. Through this meeting, Microsoft has laid the foundations to create the first selected, global community in possession of Azure Sphere’s skills and know how. Participants were able to discover the most recent class of microcontrollers, operative systems and cloud technologies which make Azure Sphere a reliable yet extremely avant-garde project.
We would like to sincerely thank all of those who helped us to celebrate MAC’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Institutions from the Marche Region, Confindustria Marche, University of Macerata (UNIMC), University of Ancona (UNIVPM), clients, suppliers, and friends and family all showed us an enormous amount of support. Thank you also to those who helped us to promote collaboration for a future of innovation through the Conference “Human Experience and Technology: Future Perspectives”, organized by MAC, UNIMC, UNIVPM with the extraordinary participation of Professor Joseph Paradiso, Director of Boston’s MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments Group.