Eaton launches new Charging Network Manager software platform
Power management company Eaton has launched a new Charging Network Manager software platform to optimize EV charging network operations.
Eaton worked with EV charging software provider ChargeLab to customize its Charging Network Manager and conducted deep integration with its EVCI portfolio. Eaton also recently made a strategic investment in ChargeLab.
Eaton’s full line of Green Motion EV chargers are configured to seamlessly connect to Charging Network Manager upon installation. The system can also be used to manage virtually any EV charging station that conforms to the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), so customers can mix and match hardware and network options.
Charging Network Manager allows users to:
- Add, modify and group charging stations by location
- Manage access controls per driver group, station group or individual charge station level
- Process payments and implement pricing policies that configure flat-rate, time-based and energy-based charging
- Access customized reports, including charge session interval reporting to help meet utility charge station subsidy programs
- Leverage demand response capabilities
- Manage loads across multiple stations to optimize charging infrastructure
- Grant driver access via mobile phone browser or RFID card assignments
“For fleet managers, property owners or facility managers to effectively manage networked charging stations, it is essential to have a secure, reliable and seamless integration between hardware and software,” said Paul Ryan, Product Line Manager, Connected Solutions and EV Charging Infrastructure at Eaton. “With out-of-the-box commissioning to streamline installation for electrical contractors, deep software integration embedded within Eaton’s EV chargers, a user-friendly interface and enhanced cybersecurity certificate integration, Eaton Charging Network Manager is among the most robust plug-and-play solutions to support networked EV charging.”