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The Local Controller: Your security for offline charging stations

In the era of e-mobility, an efficient and reliable charging infrastructure is crucial for the smooth operation of transport operators. It is important to understand the challenges associated with the digital networking of charging points – especially in critical situations. This is why we have developed the Local Controller – a new, central component in the charge management system MOBILEcharge. It guarantees security and continuity, even if the worst-case scenario should occur and the charging stations are offline.

What is the Local Controller?

The Local Controller is a robust hardware that is connected directly on site via plug and play. This box plays a crucial role in the charge management system by forming the local intelligence that smoothly bridges the connection even if the main connection to the server fails. You are therefore on the safe side in the event of network problems or cyber attacks.

How does the Local Controller work?

1. Independent charging processes: 

The Local Controller ensures that charging processes can continue regardless of the internet connection. Even in the event of a server failure or network problems, the Local Controller continues to enable the intelligent charging of your e-buses.

2. Substation monitoring: 

Substation monitoring is essential for maintaining grid stability. The Local Controller reads data from individual substations and enables notifications in case of faults as well as an evaluation of energy flows.

3. Automatic preconditioning: 

The Local Controller supports the preparation of e-buses in accordance to VDV 261 before they deploy. The device provides the technical requirements for the VDV 261 standard if these are not available.

Why is the Local Controller important for your charging management?

The local controller gives you additional security through redundancy. Critical charging and monitoring functions can be carried out locally thanks to the hardware. This increases the reliability of the entire system. In times when reliability is increasingly becoming a key factor, the Local Controller provides essential protection for you, your employees and passengers against unforeseeable events such as server failures, network problems or cyberattacks.

For further information or any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Get in touch with Maurice Hausner, Sales Manager Public Transport and stay tuned for the latest developments in the charge management system MOBILEcharge.

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