UK charge point manufacturer Rolec EV has announced the launch of ‘EV UltraSMART’, a smart technology platform which can be integrated across its EV charging range.
The software package brings together the company’s existing suite of tools EV Charge Online, EV GroupManager and EV SmartCharge into one platform, which is designed to make charging infrastructure management and design easier for users.
Naomi Nye, Rolec’s EV Corporate Manager, commented: “The EV charging industry, including both the EV driver and the charge point host, is displaying an ever-increasing thirst for immediate, real time and accurate charge point data – such as charging costs, power consumption, availability, etc.
“In addition, the EV driver has a desire to interact with the charging point via a number of methods including mobile phone and other web enabled devices, RFID card and similar.
“At Rolec we already manufacture and supply a number of independent SMART charging solutions which offer these features – including EV Charge Online, EV GroupManager and EV SmartCharge.”
Ms Nye added: “These independent SMART charging solutions have now been merged within the UltraSMART technology platform, enabling us to offer our customers a variety of comprehensive integrated EV charging solutions and services, managed via a single UltraSMART platform.
“UltraSMART can now offer our customers a dynamic and fully integrated EV charging network covering all aspect of electric vehicle charging including SMART charging for the home, the workplace and in public locations.
“UltraSMART also enables our customers to design, implement and operate their own bespoke charging network.”
According to Rolec, features of the new software could include helping to determine appropriate types of charging points from the Rolec range needed to suit an intended location when designing a new system, and the type of operating system on the charging points mobile phone, GPS or RFID card.
Rolecy has also this week announced the completion of an installation of a number of bespoke white EV charging units at BP’s Exploration Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex.
The units offer 16amp (3.6kw) and 32amp (7.2kw) Mode 3 fast charging via Type 2 charging sockets complete with security hatchlocks.
Kieron Alsop, Managing Director of Rolec, commented: “The AutoCharge wall units chosen by BP offer a robust, hard wearing EV charging solution specifically designed and manufactured for commercial and public facing applications.
“These particular units feature our easy to operate pay-by-token charging solution, complete with charge time availability digital display screen and tariff configurator.
“Each unit also features built-in LED status indicators, is manufactured to fully comply with IEC 61581-1 specifications, and can be individually branded to suit customer and corporate requirements.”