New digital platform for administrators and brand-new mobile app for residents

10.01.2022

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Brunata Online is used by property administrators to get an overview of energy consumption and expenses in residential buildings. At the same time, the platform is an important source of information on, e.g., major deviations in energy consumption that may require rapid intervention to avoid unnecessarily high costs.

Now, the platform is also available in a version for building residents. With Brunata Online for Residents, each resident has the possibility to follow their own consumption of heat, water, electricity and gas day by day, and the consumption can be monitored more precisely for each meter in each room. Among other things, the resident can compare consumption with previous periods, and see if there are major deviations, which makes it much easier to adjust consumption and thus save on energy bills.

New mobile app makes it even easier

At the same time, a brand-new app for residents will be launched, making it even easier for individual residents to check their consumption. All available data is presented in a simple and clear way in the app. Residents can compare consumption to previous periods, set alarms for consumption fluctuations and receive energy saving tips.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play (if the property has signed up to the service).

Good news for administrators too

There is good news for administrators as well. With the introduction of an updated version of Brunata Online, administrators will also find new ways of optimizing their work.

The new generation of the system has been redesigned with a simpler interface, making it even easier to get to the information you need. Data is quick to read, navigation is intuitive, intelligent features are added all the time. As a new feature, it will be possible to invite new users and residents by email.

All in all, both residents and administrators get a better overview, which can save time on administrative tasks and money on energy bills.


Innovative e-Mobility Solutions for Municipal Utilities

19.10.2020

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Zenner and GP Joule Connect bring new e-mobility solutions for municipal utilities and energy providers into the market. Already integrated is the transmission of data via a smart meter gateway, which is partly required from 2021.

In order to integrate holistic e-mobility solutions into modern district and smart city concepts, Zenner and GP Joule Connect have developed a package that combines CLS (Controlled Local Systems) and LoRaWAN® technology with mobility solutions. (copyright: GP Joule)
Municipal utilities (known as Stadtwerke) also want to position themselves as service providers for cities, districts or regional companies in the domain of electromobility. Sebastian Heß, Managing Director of Zenner Hessware GmbH: “The entry into electromobility has several advantages: In addition to income from electricity sales, for example, the smart operation of the charging infrastructure guarantees secure network control through the monitoring and control of charging points.” An important aspect, as it is becoming more and more important to monitor load conditions and to switch charging stations intelligently. With CLS management from Zenner Hessware, this is now possible under regulatory compliance.
In order to integrate holistic e-mobility solutions into modern district and smart city concepts, Zenner and GP Joule Connect have developed a package that combines the CLS and LoRaWAN® technology with mobility solutions. An example of this is data transmission via a smart meter gateway.

Smart meter gateway as a secure communication channel

Starting in 2021, it will be mandatory for charging stations with consumption of over 6,000 kWh to use Smart Meter Gateways (SMGW). Charging points must then be controlled in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

However, the advantages of Section 14a of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) can also be exploited in this way. This promises the operators of controllable consumer devices a reduced network fee. The prerequisite for this is the role as an active EMT at Zenner Hessware. This provides an integrated solution for the control of charging infrastructure including data transmission via SMGW.

E-mobility as a smart city solution

In addition, Zenner has developed a LoRaWAN®-supported smart parking solution that shows the actual occupancy of the parking area in front of a charging station. It is true that operators of charging stations can usually determine whether an electric vehicle is being charged. However, it remains unclear whether a supposedly available e-parking space might actually be occupied by a non e-mobility vehicle.

By combining data about the operating status of the charging station and the availability of the parking space on a single platform, real-time reliable information about free and functional parking spaces for electric vehicles can be made available via a smart app.

More information about Zenner at Zenner.com


Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group supports fight against coronavirus

27.02.2020

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Last week, the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group donated medical equipment worth 4.5 million renminbi – roughly equivalent to 600,000 euro – to the Shanghai Charity Foundation. The measurement devices will be used to help treat seriously ill patients.

February 2020 – The Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group and China have a long tradition together. The company has been operating in the country for more than 20 years and currently runs five sites there, staffed by over 2,000 employees. “We have a strong connection to the country and its people and are very grateful for the way the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group has been able to flourish in China. For that reason, there was never any doubt we would help in the fight against the coronavirus at this difficult time,” explains Alexander Lehmann, CEO of the Brunata -Minol-ZENNER Group. The specialist measuring technology company has donated medical equipment to the value of 4.5 million renminbi (approximately 600,000 euro), which is to be used in the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Handover ceremony in Shanghai
Last week, Peter Yang, General Manager of ZENNER China, presented the donation to Guoping Fang, Vice President of the Shanghai Charity Foundation, and Wendong Xu, Vice President of Huashan Hospital – one of the hospitals whose team will be using the new equipment in Wuhan. Wendong Xu accepted the donation with gratitude: “Brunata-Minol-ZENNER has a reputation for precise measurements. The fact the company is applying its core expertise in the medical sector during the current situation and donating high-precision health monitoring equipment will really benefit our patients.” Germany’s Consul General, Dr. Christine Althauser, had this to add: “I would like to thank the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group for its exemplary display of commitment. I am certain this generous donation will play in important part in addressing equipment shortages in hospitals.”

Consequences of the coronavirus
Since the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, all the subsidiaries and staff of the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group in China have been supporting efforts to prevent and stem the epidemic. They are pulling together to fight the coronavirus and, as far as possible, safeguarding the delivery and service guarantee for domestic and global customers.

About the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group
The family-managed corporate group offers measurement technology, billing services and IoT and e-mobility solutions for global markets. The corporation employs a workforce of more than 3,700 worldwide, and local subsidiaries and distributors can be found in more than 100 countries. Minol is one of the world’s leading service providers for the real estate business. Headquartered in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 20 branch offices ensure the company’s presence throughout Germany. The company supports the real estate business during the digitalisation of processes and the implementation of future scenarios such as smart home, smart care and smart city. ZENNER, headquartered in Saarbrücken, Germany, develops, produces and markets measurement technology and system solutions based on internet of things technologies. It offers comprehensive IoT services from project development to measurement data acquisition and processing to application at the end user’s operation. Several other companies from areas such as the IoT world are also members of the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group. More information is available at www.minol.de, www.zenner.de and www.minol.de/minol-zenner-gruppe

Press contact:
Jesper Holm Kristoffersen
Salgs- og Marketingdirektør
Brunata a/s
Vesterlundvej 14
2370 Herlev
Danmark
Tlf.: 5060 7270
E-mail: jekr@brunata.com


Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group supports fight against coronavirus

27.02.2020

Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group
supports fight against coronavirus

27.02.2020

Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group
supports fight against coronavirus

Press Release

Last week, the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group donated medical equipment worth 4.5 million renminbi – roughly equivalent to 600,000 euro – to the Shanghai Charity Foundation. The measurement devices will be used to help treat seriously ill patients.

February 2020 – The Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group and China have a long tradition together. The company has been operating in the country for more than 20 years and currently runs five sites there, staffed by over 2,000 employees. “We have a strong connection to the country and its people and are very grateful for the way the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group has been able to flourish in China. For that reason, there was never any doubt we would help in the fight against the coronavirus at this difficult time,” explains Alexander Lehmann, CEO of the Brunata -Minol-ZENNER Group. The specialist measuring technology company has donated medical equipment to the value of 4.5 million renminbi (approximately 600,000 euro), which is to be used in the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Handover ceremony in Shanghai
Last week, Peter Yang, General Manager of ZENNER China, presented the donation to Guoping Fang, Vice President of the Shanghai Charity Foundation, and Wendong Xu, Vice President of Huashan Hospital – one of the hospitals whose team will be using the new equipment in Wuhan. Wendong Xu accepted the donation with gratitude: “Brunata-Minol-ZENNER has a reputation for precise measurements. The fact the company is applying its core expertise in the medical sector during the current situation and donating high-precision health monitoring equipment will really benefit our patients.” Germany’s Consul General, Dr. Christine Althauser, had this to add: “I would like to thank the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group for its exemplary display of commitment. I am certain this generous donation will play in important part in addressing equipment shortages in hospitals.”

Consequences of the coronavirus
Since the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, all the subsidiaries and staff of the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group in China have been supporting efforts to prevent and stem the epidemic. They are pulling together to fight the coronavirus and, as far as possible, safeguarding the delivery and service guarantee for domestic and global customers.

About the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group
The family-managed corporate group offers measurement technology, billing services and IoT and e-mobility solutions for global markets. The corporation employs a workforce of more than 3,700 worldwide, and local subsidiaries and distributors can be found in more than 100 countries. Minol is one of the world’s leading service providers for the real estate business. Headquartered in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 20 branch offices ensure the company’s presence throughout Germany. The company supports the real estate business during the digitalisation of processes and the implementation of future scenarios such as smart home, smart care and smart city. ZENNER, headquartered in Saarbrücken, Germany, develops, produces and markets measurement technology and system solutions based on internet of things technologies. It offers comprehensive IoT services from project development to measurement data acquisition and processing to application at the end user’s operation. Several other companies from areas such as the IoT world are also members of the Brunata-Minol-ZENNER Group. More information is available at www.minol.de, www.zenner.de and www.minol.de/minol-zenner-gruppe

Press contact:
Jesper Holm Kristoffersen
Salgs- og Marketingdirektør
Brunata a/s
Vesterlundvej 14
2370 Herlev
Danmark
Tlf.: 5060 7270
E-mail: jekr@brunata.com