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FRANKLIN LiFe CLOUD
Franklin Energy adds value through empowering remote support via the cloud. Our Li-Fe software is one of the most advanced in the UK allowing for remote connectivity, resulting in higher up-time and lower operating costs for the host.
Franklin Energy’s “LiFe” sophisticated management information system is a highly effective support software solution that allows us to monitor all aspects of the network ensuring a 99% uptime as well as real time status of all charge points, in turn allowing us to diagnose and fix issues as soon as they are flagged within our system.
LiFe is a cloud-based management information system (SaaS) which can be accessed anywhere in the world for real-time status and network monitoring. Monitoring and communication between the system and charge points is done via OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) which allows for us to keep in touch with all points 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
LiFe COVERS THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Charge Point Management
LiFe allows you to manage charging points by recording and organizing all data in a centralized database. This allows us to control, monitor, and support all the connected charging points.
LiFe offers wide-ranging reporting capabilities for the analysis of the charging behaviour and the use of charging points including:
• Energy consumption
• Time-use reporting
• Geo location frequency of use
• Data Analytics
All this information is captured and displayed within our system and can be used to produce effective usage and status reporting for our customers.
Remote Control and Configuration
Modern charging points offer numerous functions for remote control. LiFe supports a variety of functions, including firmware updates; configuration changes, and start/stop charging operations. Additionally, we are able to configure individual pricing tariffs for each individual point whether it be for commercial or domestic use. This functionality mitigates the need for on-site service and configuration as this can be controlled remotely via the software.
LiFe is hosted on the Amazon web server bringing security, scalability and future proofing.
LiFe EV app
Key features of the LiFe EV app include:
• On the spot payment via
Stripe allowing the host to generate revenue from EV charging.
• Locate and navigate to the nearest available charging point
Franklin Energy are a preferred supplier for Countryside Properties and have previously installed over 100 domestic charging points for new build residential schemes across the North West. Franklin Energy supplied and installed 7kW domestic charging points on a call off basis.
“Customers will in future be able to connect their home charging points through a Franklin Energy dashboard via WiFi, enabling end users to view all historical charging information, trends, costs, and allow them to reclaim business mileage expenses back.”
– Rob Byrne (Franklin Energy Founder)
RESIDENTIAL CHARGING CASE STUDY
In August 2014 Franklin Energy secured it’s first contract to supply and install 89 x EV charging points on behalf of Countryside Properties for a new build residential scheme in Rainhill. This involved Franklin Energy supplying every new property with a domestic 7kW charging point and was part of a section 106 planning requirement stipulated by the local authority, and is becoming increasingly common across new build developments throughout the UK.
“This is a very forward thinking project and allows new tenants to benefit from having an EV charging point installed when they buy a new house, helping to future proof. “
Franklin Energy are now a preferred supplier to Countryside Properties and will be installing further charging points across Countryside Properties development pipeline throughout 2017 and 2018.
MORE CASE STUDIES
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