Bluetooth energy monitor launched


Plogg devices 
Grimsby, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — August 8, 2008 – U.K.-based energy saving solution provider Energy Optimizers has launched the first energy monitor unit with Bluetooth, enabling wireless data delivery to PCs, laptops, smart phones and PDAs.

A simple plug-in device that can be connected between an electrical appliance or multi-way adaptor and the mains power socket, Plogg Blu allows the electricity consumption of appliances to be checked in real time, monitored over a longer period, and even controlled remotely via Bluetooth from anywhere in a building.

Plogg Blu combines measurement of a wide range of instantaneous energy use data — including current, voltage, power consumption in watts, and electricity cost per hour — with a powerful data logging capability, allowing energy use patterns over time and cumulative energy consumption (kWh) to be monitored.

The Plogg Manager software interface uses an intuitive menu system and bar charts to provide at-a-glance analysis and comparison of different energy use parameters, even on a small mobile display. Logging intervals, local electricity tariffs and appliance names can be entered and edited easily on screen. Energy data can also be imported into Excel for further manipulation and to create customized graphical representations.

Plogg Blu can be supplied as either a stand-alone end user device, an integrated energy reporting network or as an embedded device for incorporation into OEM products. It is available in a number of international plug formats.