Fronius International and Obvius Holdings have formed a strategic partnership for the development of a monitoring solution that provides “plug-and-play integration.” Fronius’ IG Plus and CL inverters are now supported by Obvius’ AcquiSuite, AcquiSuite EMB and AcquiLite EMB.
The companies noted that now, when a Fronius inverter is ordered with a Fronius Com Card and USB converter, the Obvius data acquisition server will provide inverter-direct communications, Modbus TCP output and instant integration with all third party software monitoring providers.
“We were able to utilize our own expertise in inverter-direct communications and work with Fronius in order to give US customers a scalable solution and the ability to choose best of breed components when choosing a solar PV system,” said Cole Knappen, vice president of sales and marketing for Obvius. “Opening up a first-class system like that which Fronius has, to the strong flexibility demands of the US marketplace is an exciting advancement.”
Fronius and Obvius pointed out that through this strategic partnership they will offer customers several key benefits. Advantages under the partnership include a better use of the plug-and-play support for Fronius IG+ and CL series inverters and instant integration with third party monitoring software providers, which include, among others, Also Energy, ArgusON and DECK Monitoring. Additionally, an open and scalable platform that allows for the addition of up to 99 inverters and advanced diagnostic tools to monitor inverter and site performance will be available to customers.