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  1. 1. Power ReaderSave up to 25% on your electricity billRetrofit for existing mechanical and electronic meters
  2. 2. NorthQ x _ KWH ? 0.25 0.2 0.15 07:45 09:00 11:00 LATEST: 24/07/12 12:30 0002317 9 WATT Man cycles from China for Games ! Power Reader NQ-90210Features• Save up to 25% of your power bill• Keep track of your electricity consumption• Locate power hungry appliances and eliminate standby power• Manage your electricity budget• Visualizes current wattage consumption• Compare consumption with other households• Set & Receive energy alarms• Post your savings on Facebook and Twitter• Fits 98% of all power meters on the market• Easy installation with video guideNorthQ has developed a small Power Reader that can be easily installed on existing electronicor mechanical meters in order to visualize electricity consumption in private homes. Themeter reading solution is based on the Z-Wave wireless standard, which is ideal for controllingautomation products within the home.Electricity data is transferred to a PC every 15 minutes, where it can then be visualized in theform of graphs, enabling customers to keep track of their electricity consumption, and monitortheir CO2 emissions, etc.Furthermore, it is possible to enter a budget for how much you want to consume in EUR orkWh per year. The widget on the screen continuously monitors and updates the electricityconsumption data to indicate whether you are under or over budget. You are then able tocompare your electricity consumption in the current year with that in previous years. It is alsopossible to compare the consumption in your current home with other types of homes, e.g.apartments, houses, villas, etc.Apart from the obvious financial benefits, this solution enables you to play a part in the globalefforts to improve our environment through the reduction of CO2 emissions. -3-
  3. 3. eGadget 10 9 8 NorthQ x _ 7 6 KWH 0.25 ? 51 0.2 0.15 07:45 09:00 11:00 LATEST: 24/07/12 12:302 0002317 9 WATT3 Man cycles for Games ! 41. Power consumption eGadgetThe graph illustrates your power consumption registered by the eGadget either every 15minutes, hourly or on a daily basis. You can toggle between them by clicking on the graph.The blue line indicates your electricity budget. Below the graph the date and time of the lastreading are displayed. -4-
  4. 4. 2. Current consumptionThe counter displays the current power consumption in watts. By toggeling you can selecttotal meter consumption or the yearly countdown budget.3. RSS feedThe NorthQ eGadget displays continuous headlines from news sources depending on yourchoice of language. To read the full story, simply click on the text.4. StatusThe status bar will display important notifications. When any updates are available thefollowing icon ! appears in the lower-right corner of the eGadget. To update your deviceand/or the eGadget software simply click on the icon. When the sensor is in real-time modethe information will be updated every 5 seconds and the following icon will appear .5. HelpIf you have any questions or problems with your device or eGadget software, click on the icon.This button will open your browser and will take you to the NorthQ’s support homepage (FAQ).6. Advance settingsIn order to make changes to the values you entered during the installation or to access theadvance settings menu click here.7. The close button and the minimize buttonIf you do not wish to see the eGadget all the time on your screen, then you can close orminimize it. The eGadget can be opened at any time without data loss.8. Detailed graphTo see detailed information about your power consumption open the graph.9. Forcasted consumption and electricity billYou can visualize your forecasted electricity bill based on your own average consumptionsince installation. Further, the graph will also visualize if you are on track with your budget orin which month your budget is expected to run out.10. Battery levelThe mouse-over feature of the battery icon will show you the exact battery level in percentage.If the battery level is too low it will flash red and indicate it is time to change batteries. -5-
  5. 5. Power Manager NorthQ OPTIONS x 11 15 min. Period: 15 min. 10 kWh 0.2 Unit: kWh 9 0.18 0.16 Consumption calendar: 8 0.14 July 2012 0.12 0.1 S M T W T F S 71 0.08 1 8 2 9 3 10 4 11 5 12 6 13 7 14 0.06 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 0.04 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 0.02 6 0 Time 11:45 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 :3 :4 :0 :1 :3 :4 :0 :1 :3 :4 :0 :1 :3 :4 :0 08 08 09 09 09 09 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 Show as accumulated values View main graph as lines Previous Max: 0 Show: 14 Next Other data series SAVINGS/OVERUSE YEAR MONTH DAYS HOUR 15 MIN. Villas Total consumption 78.78 78.78 10.25 1.05 0.83 EXPORT Apartaments Apartments 5295 431.51 14.38 0.6 0.15 Second homes2 Saving/overuse -5171.22 -352.73 -4.13 0.45 0.68 National average Own average 53 VIDEO: Man cycles from China for Games Own budget goal 4 1. The detailed graph The graph illustrates the power consumption registered by the Power Reader either every 15 minutes, hourly or on a daily basis. You can toggle between them by changing the period in the drop-down box on the right. You can also navigate between older or newer readings. You can select various data series in order to compare your power consumption with other households. Further you can decide how many values (bars) you wish to display in the graph by entering a certain number in the “Show” field. Consumption can be visualized as a column or a line graph. Consumption can also be displayed as acumulated values. 2. Savings/overusage In this section the Power Manager you can keep track of your savings. It displays how much you have consumed in kWh, in Euro (or local currency) or how much CO2 emission has been produced. -6-
  6. 6. A table visualizes your savings or overusage in comparison with other household owners. Ared background will appear if you have surpassed the average consumption for the given typeof housing.3. RSS feedThe RSS feed displays news from your prefered news channel. The feed can be changed ordisabled.4. Export to ExcelPower Manager offers export function to excel (.csv file).5. StatisticsYou can select various data series in order to compare your power consumption with otherhouseholds. The consumption can be visualized as a column or a line graph. The consumptioncan also be displayed as acumulated values.6. CalendarIf you would like to see the consumption for a specific day you can click on the date in thecalendar and it will be shown in the graph. It’s also possible to select a specific time duringthe day.7. Social networking websitesPower Manager can post your savings on Facebook and Twitter. A window will appear to helpyou decide which information you wish to post. You can select the language you want to sharein.8. AlarmsThis tab allows you to set or view any electricity alarms or notifications regarding your powerconsumption.9. Forecasted electricity billThe tab visualizes your forecasted electricity bill based on your own average consumptionsince installation. The graph will visualize if you are on track with your budget or in whichmonth you will exceed your budget.10. Main graphThis button will will take you to the detailed graph.11. Period and UnitsIt is possible to select and display different time intervals. You can choose between a quarterly/hourly/ daily/ monthly or yearly interval. Period allows you to visualize savings in your owncurrency, kWh or CO2. -7-
  7. 7. Forecast NorthQ x OPTIONS 8 Forecast for 2012 DKK Unit: DKK 7 6750 Period: YEAR 6 6000 5250 DKK 2012 Forecast 5 4500 6000 4500 5250 37501 3000 4500 2250 4500 1500 3750 750 3000 0 2250 4 . g. ay v. c. p. ar n. t. b. r. n. 1500 l. no de ap au oc se m m ju ju fe ja 7502 You will not run out of money this year. 0 Days / Hours YEAR MONTH WEEK YESTERDAY TODAY Budget Bill Red days / hours 7 days 7 days 4 hours 4 hours 6.000 5.8243 Yellow days / hours 5 days 5 days 14 hours 14 hours SAVED Green days / hours 14 days 14 days 6 hours 6 hours +176 kr. Own budget UNDER UNDER ON TRACK OVER -8-
  8. 8. 1. Forecasted consumptionThis forecast analyses your historical consumption and estimates when you will exceed yourbudget. The tree will change color based on your consumption.You can select the following time periods for the forcast: today,this month and this year.2. Budget exceed dateThe graph displays in which hour, day or month you will exceed your budget.3. Overview tableThe table visualizes your footprint in days or hours compared to your budget or different typesof households. For example, the green color indicates that you are ahead of budget, yellow -within budget, and red - above budget.4. Forecasted electricity billYou can compare your forecasted bill with the budget. If you are under budget your savingswill be shown in the green colored cell. The cell will turn red if the forecasted bill will exceedyour budget and yellow if you are within budget.The blue line next to the coins indicates the accumulated consumption so far this year.5. AlarmsThis button will will take you to the alarms.6. ForecastThe tab visualizes your forecasted electricity bill based on your own average consumptionsince installation. The graph will visualize if you are on track with your budget or in whichmonth you will exceed your budget.7. Main graphThis button will will take you to the detailed graph.8. Period and UnitsIt is possible to select and display different time intervals. You can choose between a quarterly/hourly/ daily/ monthly or yearly interval. Period allows you to visualize savings in your owncurrency, kWh or CO2. -9-
  9. 9. Alarm tab NorthQ 5 x OPTIONS Alarms Unit: DKK Name Period Compare to Active 20 July 2012 budget monthly consumption my budget 1 Night: 00-08 national monthly consumption national average Work: 08-16 x Home: 16-24 19 July 2012 4 Night: 00-08 Work: 08-16 Home: 16-24 2 - Previous Next + 3 my budget OFF TRACK consumption 6.000 -176 kr. 6.1761. AlarmsThe table presents all active alarms. If an alarm is active the bell icon will appear and if thealarm was triggered the icon will start blinking. Selecting any particular alarm will allow youto see detailed informations about what triggered it. You can modify the alarm by using thearrows. The alarms can be set to nightly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly consumption and canbe used to compare it with your budget or different types of households.You can disable an alarm by clicking on it. This icon x will appear to indicate that it has beendisabled.2. Add/Remove alarmsAlarms can be added + or removed - by clicking on the respective bells.3. Energy footprintThe budget and consumption for the selected alarm is shown along with the energy footprint.If the consumption is under budget the footprint will be green. A red footprint indicatesthat the consumption has exceeded the budget and a yellow footprint indicates that you arewithin budget.4. CalendarsThe two calendars show detailed information about when low and high consumption wasgenerated.5. UnitsThis drop-down offers the option to visualize the alarm gauge in kWh,CO2 or the local currency. - 10 -
  10. 10. Facebook and Twitter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NorthQ Share on Facebook x Days Days CO2 NorthQ Power Reader www.northq.com I have 17 green days in my power consumption during the last month compared with my budget. Share1. BudgetThe budget button will change the posting message to highlight how much you have savedin euros or your local currency compared with your budget.2. ForecastThe forecast button will post a picture of your estimated electricity bill shown as a graph.3. CalendarThe posting message will show the number of green, yellow and red days during the lastmonth.4. ConsumptionThe message will contain a snapshot of your consumption from the main graph.5. AlarmThe alarm button will post the periods of high and low consumption.6. CO2The message will focus on the CO2 emission.7. PromoteYou can let your friends know how the NorthQ Power Reader helped you reduce yourelectricity bill. - 11 -
  11. 11. Technical specificationsKit contains: Battery lifetime • 1x USB Z-Wave stick • Mechanical meters: min.10 months w/15 minutes • 1x Power Reader interval wakeup time • 1x 5 meter sensor cable • Electronic meters : min. 15 months w/15 minutes • 1x PC-software interval wakeup time • 2x Installation template • 2x AA alkaline batteries Specifications • 1x Mounting kit • Detachable 5 meter sensor cable for increased • 1x Quick installation guide transmission range • Weatherproof (both wireless transmitter and sensorMinimum System Requirements: cable) • Processor: Single Core 1 GHz • Wall mount bracket & installation accessories • RAM: 1 GB included • HDD: 100 MB free space • One button for pairing, un-pairing, real-time mode, • Screen: 800x600 pixels range test, calibration and reset • LED to indicate: pairing, un-pairing, real-time mode,Wireless communications range test, calibration, reset, pulse counts • Frequency: 868.42 MHz(EU) • 512Kb EEPROM (equivalent to 3 months storage • Wireless range: 25-35 meter indoor / 50-110 meter stored every 15 minutes).outdoor • Real-time clock • Sensor Supports • EU Z-Wave (5.03) RF version Z-wave Command Classes Supported • Mechanical (Ferraris type), electronic and infrared • COMMAND_CLASS_METERmeters • COMMAND_CLASS_METER_TBL_MONITOR • Wireless firmware update • COMMAND_CLASS_FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD • Wake-up time: • COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY • Preset to 15 min. interval • COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC • Selectable wake-up intervals: • COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION • 15, 30, 45 minutes • COMMAND_CLASS_CRC_16_ENCAP • 1 - 12 hours • COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC • 1 - 6 days • COMMAND_CLASS_TIME_PARAMETERS • 1 - 4 weeks • COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP • 1 month • COMMAND_CLASS_TIME • Z-Wave certified • CE certified (88/378/EEC, 2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC Operating Conditionsdirective) • Operating Temperature Range: 0 ~ 50°C • Operating Humidity Range: 20 ~ 90%USB stick Supports • Storage Temperature Range: -20 ~ 70°C • EU Z-Wave (4.54) RF version • Storage Humidity Range: 15 ~ 95% • Z-Wave certified • Weatherproof • USB 2.0 • Wireless range: 25-35 meter indoor / 50-110 meter Product Size: • Sensor: L*W*T = 28.6 * 26.6 * 9.1 mmoutdoor • Main Unit: L*W*T = 93 * 75 * 34.6 mmTri-color LED • red – no service detected • green – transmitting & receiving meter data • blue – waiting for connectionSoftware Requirements • XP / VISTA / WINDOWS 7 • WINDOWS 8 (requires .net framework 3.5 and 4.5) • Adobe Air 2.9 or higher (will be installed along withthe PC-software) • .Net framework 3.5 sp1 or higher

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