QEd is a future-proof solution. Not only it is retrofit compatible with existing assets, but its architecture is designed to progressively enable new innovative applications over time, even beyond grid automation, including those we haven’t thought of yet.
Scalable by design
QEd tackles the needs of DSOs with different levels of digital readiness.
If you are taking your first steps to stabilize the grid starting from meter data management and remote control of the network, QEd can help you accelerate your full digitalization, from measurement to full automation with an all-in-one device, optimizing time, operating expenses, and capital investments.
If you have already started the transformation of your grids and you need to enhance your performance of automation, QEd enables easy upgrades of new edge functionalities, helping you enhance your SAIDI and SAIFI performance indicators.
At the same time, if you have already deployed advanced automation, QEd prepares you to operate the networks of the future, making your grids ready for the introduction of flexible assets and the management of new services.
The QEd leverages on an open platform, which allows the customer to use the applications that the solution provides from the first installation, to purchase new applications over time, as well as develop new and customized applications based on future needs.
The power of the edge
Thanks to its distributed computing power, QEd processes data with lower latency directly in your secondary substation, extending the capabilities of the centralized cloud platform, while enabling new use cases that were previously impossible.
The device supports the most advanced connectivity standards, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 5G as well as fiber optic, to balance powerful processing with power efficiency for maximum sustainability.
The QEd was developed based on stringent industrial requirements, including the strongest cyber-security standards, an extended temperature range (-25 °C to +75 °C), enabling the device to be deployed globally and a long-life cycle (>10 years), future-proofing the solution for utilities.
Conceived with sustainability at its heart
QEd was born to accelerate the energy transition, providing a new tool for DSOs to optimize distributed flexibility management.
With its virtualization capabilities, QEd also enables to reduce the substation’s carbon footprint, cutting down the number of devices required, internal wirings, power consumption and reducing field interventions, with benefits in terms of logistics optimization and safety.
The solution also embraces circular economy principles, with the adoption of recyclable materials for the external casing and for its packaging.
A powerful partnership
At Gridspertise, we collaborate with leading players from different industries to deliver the most advanced solutions in the market for the digitalization of the grids.
This is why we joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies, bringing together our intellectual property with their leadership in wireless technology, integrating QEd with the most up to date, secure, scalable industrial-grade IoT solutions.