Arup Impressed During Evaluation of Plogg Wireless Energy Meter

Arup, the worldwide structural design and engineering group, conducts successful trials with Energy Optimizers' Plogg Bluetooth energy meter.

Grimsby, United Kingdom, October 08, 2008 --( Global design and engineering consultancy Arup has been “impressed” by trials of Plogg Blu, the new Bluetooth-based wireless power meter from Energy Optimizers.

Best known for its high-profile work in the building structures sector, Arup has successfully positioned itself at the forefront of sustainability in its field. An increasing number of its clients enquire about sustainable strategies, usually involving reducing the power consumption of all or many of the electrical appliances across a site or operation. This led Justin Trevan, Consultant with Arup Communications — a specialist office providing ICT (information and communications technology) services to clients — to evaluate Plogg Blu as an element in enhancing client service offerings.

“Plogg is a very powerful tool for collecting an impressive range of power consumption data from electrical appliances, including data I would never have thought of monitoring,” said Justin Trevan. “Despite this it is very easy to use. I was particularly impressed by its read range: I could read nearly all the meters throughout the office from the laptop on my desk via Bluetooth.”

Following the evaluation, Arup will examine the viability of extending its client services in the sustainability arena.


Notes for Editors:

Energy Optimizers Ltd is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative energy saving products and technologies for government, industrial, commercial and household markets. Part of the T H Brown group of companies, it is based in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

Plogg is the Energy Optimizers range of integrated power (kWh) meters and data loggers, the first in the world to provide wireless data delivery to PCs, laptops, PDAs and smart phones. Connected between an electrical appliance and the mains supply, a Plogg can use Bluetooth or Zigbee wireless communications to display various electricity consumption parameters in real time, monitor them over a longer period, and switch the appliance off and on remotely. Its simple plug-and-socket design allows easy installation even in locations with difficult access. Plogg is intended for use by government departments, business managers, facilities managers, householders and indeed anyone that wishes to identify and eliminate sources of wasteful or unnecessary electrical energy use. The Bluetooth version, Plogg Blu, works with smartphones and PDAs running Windows Mobile 5 or 6 (Broadcom or Microsoft Bluetooth protocols) and on Symbian phones (e.g. Nokia and Sony Ericsson) with Java enabled Bluetooth and data storage (JSR-82 and JSR-75).
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