Advancing Towards Wisdom: A Vision and Need for Interoperability

A simplified approach to advancing grid technology involves design with built-in compatibility to ensure seamless communication. However, building different complex systems (e.g., intelligent transport systems, smart grid systems, smart city systems) and interfaces that work well together is challenging. There are many rules and methods that must be followed, which can cause confusion among [...]

IoT Robotics-based Semantic Interoperability Applied to Smart Healthcare and Emotional Well-Being

This article is part of the Trialog blog series on IoT and Interoperability, begun in September 2020 with the first article focusing on ‘IoT Systems and Interoperability’.  Trialog is conducting projects in the ‘Social and Health Care’ domain. Specifically, Trialog served as the coordinator of the European ACCRA (Agile Co-Creation of Robots for Ageing) [...]

Implementing smart grids in African contexts

Introduction With a high potential for renewable energy production, an economy in expansion and areas disconnected from the electricity grid, Africa has some of the best opportunities to experiment with smart grid technologies. The EU research and innovation project ENERGICA investigates these opportunities through three pilots, in Kenya, Madagascar and Sierra Leone. In this [...]

ISO 15118-20, not only a further step towards bidirectional charging

The ISO 15118-20 standard, published in April 2022, extends the ISO 15118-2 standard released in 2014. In addition to improving the functionalities covered by ISO 15118-2 (AC and DC charging, Plug and Charge, Smart Charging), ISO 15118-20 expands the range of possibilities and use cases by specifying bidirectional, wireless and pantograph charging. As a [...]

Technical overview of G3-PLC Hybrid PLC&RF

Introduction Since its first public specification in 2015 and its continuous development by the G3-PLC Alliance, the G3-PLC technology has been broadly deployed all over the world for smart metering and other applications. One of the feedbacks from large roll-out was that, while connectivity to 99% of devices was possible, achieving consistent connectivity to [...]

Proof of concept: Augmented reality for electric vehicles

Augmented reality allows us to enrich reality with virtual elements. Information is superimposed, and 3D objects complete the reality to obtain an augmented version. This technology has applications in many different fields, such as video games, museum visits and industrial processes. The communication between electric vehicles and charging stations is part of Trialog's expertise, [...]

Geographical islands: A laboratory for smart grids

Based on the European projects GIFT and MAESHA Geographical islands are particularly relevant in the study of energy management, as they are one of the very few areas where the electricity system almost fully operates as a closed-loop system. Owing to few or no interactions with external grids that would facilitate network operation and [...]

Trialog’s CSR team years 1 and 2: Review, Actions and Challenges

The second birthday of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) unit of Trialog is approaching! This is an ideal occasion to reflect on the activities of the past two years. The CSR actions are important as a complement to our company’s activities, to ensure they are coherent. Furthermore, through electrical mobility, smart grids and health [...]

Enabling the interoperability of Linky local data (TIC) using the SAREF ontology

With the rapidly increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the energy domain created by billions of devices and the resulting data, the integration of sensors and actuators for effective automation is a fundamental requirement for maintaining Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication. The key elements for a successful smart-energy system are the compliance and [...]

A semantic-based IoT reasoner demo within Trilab

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of sensors embedded in smart devices (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches and smart glasses). These smart devices are becoming increasingly connected to the internet, and the data is sent to the Internet to create the “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications (also known as the “Web of Things”). [...]

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