Edge services

everything to operate and manage IoT devices
gridBox
The edge gateway made for energy applications
Applications
Energy applications running on the edge
Device management
Management of devices and applications on the edge

Energy's most advanced gateway

The gridBox is the gateway to XENON. Installed on site, it connects to DERs, manages energy in real time and reports data to XENON.
The gateway to XENON
The gridBox
2.5
million daily data points per device
<10
minutes setup time
150+
integrated manufacturers and protocols
1 GB
of RAM
over-the-air updates
Continuous over-the-air updates
robust to network timeouts
Up to 10 days offline functionality
Designed by gridX in Aachen
Up and running in no time.
Three-step setup -
quick and easy
Setup is completed in less than 10 minutes and so simple no technical support is required.
1.
Connect the gridBox to a power outlet.
2.
Connect the gridBox to the internet via an ethernet cable
3.
The setup wizard is started and scans the network for DERs
Router
100 - 240 V~
Running on the edge
Applications
Reduce latency. Reduce server costs. Work offline. Edge services run directly on the gridBox.
Applications
running on the gridBox
Aggregate
Collect and preprocess data on the edge to reduce latency, limit bandwidth usage and comply
with privacy constraints.
Controlling
Issues instructions to DERs. Charge batteries. Prioritize charging stations.
EMS
Run a complete EMS on the edge. Benefit from the quickest response times. Ensure robustness to network outages.
Filter
Filter data directly on the gridBox to reduce loads on the server side.
Load balancing
Run dynamic load management locally.
Monitoring
Collect data from DERs locally. Up to every 200ms. Process the data directly on the edge or send it to the cloud.
Deliver to the edge
Device management
Bring applications to the edge. Manage devices remotely. Roll out new features in no time.
Device management
‍‍
for fleets of IoT devices
Access management
Be safe. All management features are protected using a role-based access management.
CLI
Use our command line interface gxctl to control all features of device services.
Deployments
Deploy the right software to the right devices. Target all or a subset of your devices. Use canary releases or automated rollouts to safely update your software.
Debugging
Use a native SSH over websockets connection for remote debugging or seamlessly configure DERs on your computer by port-forwarding their interfaces.
Device agent
The device agent ensures all desired containers are running, monitors if their health and retrieves status information of the device and its surrounding network.
Monitoring
Receive system metrics like CPU, memory or disk usage to get an overview of a fleet of devices and forward system logs to your logging infrastructure.
Facts and figures
110 mm
110 mm
30 mm
110 mm
Technical specification
Size (L x W x H): 11 cm x 11 cm x 3 cm
Power supply: 5V / 2.5A
Case: PC + ABS (white, glossy)
Performance
Quadcore CPU 1.2 GHz
1GB RAM
8GB Flash
Interfaces
2x USB 2.0
10/100 MBit Ethernet
optional: RS232, RS485, RJ12, CAN-Bus, IO-Link
Encryption
TLS 1.3
Compatibility can be granted for all common manufacturers that provide a third-party interface.
Supported device types
Battery inverters
Charging stations
CHP
Heat pumps
Heating rods
Fuel cells
PV inverters
Smart meter
Wallboxes
Supported manufacturers
ABL
Alfen
E3/DC
eCHARGE Hardy Barth
EVTEC
Fronius
innogy
Janitza
KEBA
KOSTAL Solar Electric
Mennekes
SMA Solar Technology
Siemens
SolarEdge
SolarLog
SolarWatt
sonnen
Studer Innotec
TQ Systems
Viessmann
Wirelane