Quarterly Activity Report

Activity report FY2021

ECHONET Consortium activity report (FY2021 2Q)

1. ECHONET Lite experimental cloud became available to the academic members

  • We made the ECHONET Lite experimental cloud available to the academic members which had been available only to the managing members and general members from July 30th (All services and documents are in Japanese only).

2. The detail information of certified products such as declaration of installed object, and the issued manufacturer code were open to the public

  • To promote the spread of service businesses that utilize ECHONET Lite devices, the detail information of certified products (All documents are written in Japanese only), and the issued manufacturer code were open to the public from October 1st.

3. The 15th ECHONET Forum was held

  • The 15th ECHONET Forum was held on July 2nd.Each presentation was delivered by streaming from the venue and the speaker’s office via the internet this time as a countermeasure against COVID-19.

4. The 26th Plug Fest was held

  • The 26th Plug Fest was held from September 9th to 10th. This event was held completely online with all teams connecting remotely because of a state of emergency. 6 teams (6 companies) were participated.

5. Overseas exhibition

  • We participated online at the Enlit Asia held from September 20th to 22nd and the presentation by the representative director and the latest overseas video were introduced.

 

ECHONET Consortium activity report (FY2021 1Q)

1. ECHONET Lite products shipments reach 100 million units

  • Adding the number of installed home appliances and smart meters equipped with ECHONET Lite by the end of FY2020 and the planned number of installed smart meters in 2020, the number of devices equipped with the ECHONET Lite standard reached 112.34 million at the end of FY2020.

2. The 8th Regular General Meeting was held

  • The 8th Regular General Meeting was held on June 9th. We delivered the general meeting to our members by streaming via the internet this time as a countermeasure against COVID-19.

3. The 15th ECHONET Forum was held

  • The 15th ECHONET Forum was held on July 2nd.Each presentation was delivered by streaming from the venue and the speaker’s office via the internet this time as a countermeasure against COVID-19.

4. ECHONET Lite WebAPI

  • ECHONET Lite WebAPI Guidelines API Specification section Ver. 1.1.2 and Device Specifications Ver. 1.3.0 were published in June 2021. “ELWebAPISyudy” which is learning application for learning specifications of ECHONET Lite WebAPI was also released in June 2021.

5. The 3rd Home Appliances Open Innovation Workshop was held

  • A workshop co-hosted by JEMA, Keio university and ECHONET Consortium was held on June 10th with VPP business operators.

6. Joint research with JAIST

  • We signed a joint research agreement with Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and have started specification examination and technical verification of advanced themes related to API and data linkage.
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