Talking plugs communicate so that the energy usage of every home and office appliance can be measured, compared and changed. TALKINGplug™ fits into standard electrical sockets, allowing users to monitor and reduce their energy footprint.
TALKINGplug’s innovative technology regulates energy use between generation and consumption. Tagged with unique, patented RFID technology, TALKINGplug identifies devices plugged into it, measures their power draw, and wirelessly communicates that data to the internet. It is an easy-to-use turn-key system that allows “talking”, or two-way communication. It even allows users and business administrators to manage appliances no matter where they are using nothing more than a web browser.
The device “talks” or communicates by measuring and wirelessly transmitting power usage to the Internet. ZEROmeter™ software allows users to see how much energy their appliances consume. With that information energy consumers can communicate with their devices. In fact, they can program appliances or devices to power off during times they are not in use - saving energy and money. With time-of-use pricing, customers can see exactly what each device costs to run no matter what time of day it is. Users can access the software from multiple devices, from iPhones to wall-mounted display monitors in an office.
TALKINGplug is designed for business and utility managers who want to aggregate and integrate data into existing resource management applications. It allows efficient reporting, planning, and control. Using TALKINGplug contributes to better decision-making around, for example, capital hardware replacement or energy efficiency programs.
TALKINGplug applications are of interest to utilities, energy service providers and large corporations. To view more information about TALKINGplug, please click on one of the PDFs below.