What is Teleport?
We support energy assets that can be controlled over RS232, RS485 and Ethernet, through protocols like Modbus, OPC XML-DA, OPC UA, OCPP, SunSpec and EN61850 (Real-time interface). Think of PV inverters and loggers (e.g. Huawei, Sungrow, ABB), Power analyzers (e.g. Janitza), battery inverters (e.g. Victron), wind turbines (e.g. Enercon), charging stations and heat pumps. If we don't have an integration with your specific asset yet, it is likely that we can build the integration free of charge. See Connect to your asset for an overview of currently supported assets.
Once you receive the Teleport you connect it to your asset, typically by using a serial or ethernet cable. Some assets then require configuration, for example configuring the IP address and subnet mask for Modbus TCP. The Teleport often uses the cellular network to connect to the Teleport cloud, but it also supports Wi-Fi or ethernet for that. We make sure that the Teleport device is configured properly for your use case and that its firmware is kept up to date. For more detail, see the Installation guide.
The Teleport will read out data from your asset and send that to our cloud. We forward them to a destination in your own cloud. For example, we push them to your database (eg. MySQL, Postgres or Influx), message broker (eg. Kafka) or HTTPS endpoint. See the Data forwarding guide for more information. After successful delivery, our cloud will forget the messages within 2 weeks.
You can use the Teleport API to control your assets.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
Assurances against lock-in
Typically we manage the Teleport device and Teleport cloud for you. We keep the device firmware up to date, monitoring stability of the cloud services and develop new features. We do understand that you don't want a vendor lock-in, which is why we can offer assurances like:
- providing the source code of (and license for) the Teleport firmware
- providing the source code of a cloud receiver that communicates with the Teleport device, to host in your own cloud environment
The Withthegrid Teleport takes highest prorioty in addressing cybersecurity. We're doing the following:
- We're ISO27001 certified meaning that our processes are in line with information security
- Data is encrypted in transit through HTTPS
- Our cloud services run on top of AWS infrastructure, in the EU only
- Each Teleport device authenticates itself with a unique certificate
- Teleport devices do not accept inbound connections
- We're following industry practices determined by ENCS (European network for cybersecurity)
If you'd like to understand these measures and impact feel free to reach out to us.
Teleport unlocks additional alternative solutions and ancillary services where it acts as a gateway for different types of energy assets such as batteries and the corresponding battery management systems (BMS), power analyzers and meters, and solar and battery inverters. Such solutions include but are not limited to Dynamic Load Control, Peak Shaving, and Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) where aggregation of data from a group of assets is required from third-party aggregators or an interaction between these assets is needed to provide local control.
In case of any questions or remarks, please contact us at email@example.com.