As part of its new alignment, CEBIT is now focusing even more firmly on disruptive business models and digitization trendsetters. This is exactly where the Belgian eco-friendly tech company Smappee comes in. Its solutions measure energy values in precise detail, ensuring homeowners can efficiently monitor how much energy they consume and produce. "Our developments focus heavily on resource-saving power consumption - an increasingly important factor in smart homes," says Stefan Grosjean, CEO and founder of Smappee, adding: "Our customers want to make the best possible use of energy in their home and optimize energy flows to become less dependent on the central power grid and feed less unused energy into it. What's important here is to coordinate household devices so that they interact seamlessly to turn themselves on, off, up or down. Batteries and private energy storage are also taking on a bigger role. Consumers will start to think beyond the walls of their own home, as micro grids and private power supply will push increasingly to the forefront in the coming years. Our technology enables users to actively control their energy usage right here and now."
For its debut at CEBIT, the company is demonstrating its entire range of smart measurement and control devices, including the Smappee Switch - apparently the most intelligent plug on the market. This latest addition to the Smappee ecosystem can even transform conventional household devices into smart gadgets. Together with the Smappee energy monitor - which can be connected to numerous IoT services and devices thanks to the MQTT smart home protocol - the system records energy consumption and enables homeowners to control almost any device remotely via the smart app or by using the voice-controlled AI assistant Alexa.