ECHONET Lite standards are recommended as a public HEMS standard protocol that has been increasingly gaining popularity. In a HEMS environment, controllers and devices produced by various manufacturers exist. Therefore, multi-vendor interoperability and compatibility are key. However, at present, problems such as interpretation of standards and installment errors can be detected only after interoperating devices produced by other manufacturers.
The ECHONET Consortium supports member companies to ensure a favorable environment for product development through Plugfest, as a place that they can feel free to bring their own devices to check interoperability and share installation information.
Test: A test of connectivity between different manufacturers’ devices at the ECHONET Plugfest.
Controller: ECHONET/ECHONET Lite node incorporating a “control function”.Node
Device: ECHONET/ECHONET Lite node not incorporating a “control function”.
Example: How to take part in Plugfest and participate in testing
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|Period to accept applications||Planned date||Venue|
|1st||May 15, 2017-June 14||July 11-12, 2017||Plaza Industry Ota (PiO)|
|2nd||December 18, 2017-January 15, 2018||February 8-9, 2018||Kanagawa Institute of Technology
HEMS Test Center
Details of the 2nd FY2017 ECHONET Plugfest are announced as described below.
Please spread information to people and departments related to ECHONET development.
Each team should complete a “Plugfest Application Form (for ECHONET Lite)” or “Plugfest Application Form (for ECHONET)” and submit it to the ECHONET CONSORTIUM Secretariat Plugfest Management Desk by email.
You should receive an application acceptance from the ECHONET CONSORTIUM Secretariat Plugfest Management Desk within three working days after sending your application. If you do not receive a reply, contact the ECHONET CONSORTIUM Secretariat Plugfest Management Desk.
None (please arrange your own accommodation and meals)
Prospective participants must satisfy all of the following conditions.
To coordinate the test content with a contest partner team in advance, contact the partner team directly using the contact details given on their application form.
Yes. If you wish to have baggage delivered in advance, notify the number of items and other details to the Plugfest management staff in advance. For more details, see the Plugfest final announcement.
To change your team members, please submit a new application form specifying the members after the change to the Plugfest management staff by the designated deadline.
Unfortunately, ECHONET CONSORTIUM does not accept registrations for participation by teams with more than three members. Please refrain from entering the venue with anyone other than the three members registered for participation. We request your kind understanding, as this rule is applied to all participating companies.
Changes to contests are basically not permitted. But we also provide time separately for open contests, so please coordinate with the various contest teams and use the open contest time to have contests with them. You do not need to contact the Plugfest management staff in advance when using the vacant space inside the venue. Please use it as you wish.
You only need to enter the venue in time for your first scheduled contest. But be sure not to be late for the contest start time. If you arrive before the contest start time, you may use one of the vacant tables. You may also enter the venue while contests are in progress. On arriving, please report to the Reception first.
ECHONET CONSORTIUM invites proposals for additions and changes to ECHONET device object properties in April and October every year. Rather than using the Plugfest review sheets, please make proposals directly to the Consortium at these times.
We occasionally have situations where a contest cannot be started due to the presence or lack of a firewall on a PC, compatibility with IGMP snooping on routers, etc. Please check these settings in advance before coming to the Plugfest.
Yes, if you coordinate with your contest partners and obtain their agreement in advance.
First, check the link in “Past Plugfests – Replies to issues highlighted in the Specification and certification specifications”, and if there is no past inquiry and reply, please ask via “Inquiries”.