Obvius Holdings LLC and Fronius International GmbH today announced a strategic partnership. The two companies worked together to develop a complete, interoperable monitoring solution that provides plug-and-play integration. The Fronius IG Plus and CL inverters are now supported by the Obvius AcquiSuite™, AcquiSuite EMB™ and AcquiLite EMB™ product lines.
"We were able to utilize our own expertise in inverter-direct communications and work with Fronius in order to give U.S. customers a scalable solution and the ability to choose best of breed components when choosing a solar PV system," said Cole Knappen, vice president of sales and marketing for Obvius. "Opening up a first-class system like that which Fronius has to the strong flexibility demands of the U.S. marketplace is an exciting advancement."
When a Fronius inverter is ordered with a Fronius Com Card and USB converter, the Obvius data acquisition server offers inverter-direct communications, Modbus TCP output, and instant integration with all third party software monitoring providers.
Some of the key benefits that have resulted from this partnership include:
- Increased ease of use with plug-and-play support for Fronius IG+ and CL series inverters
- Instant integration with industry-leading third party monitoring software providers including Also Energy, ArgusON, DECK Monitoring, Draker Laboratories, Locus Energy and Noveda Technologies
- Open and scalable with the ability to add up to 99 inverters
- Advanced diagnostic tools to monitor inverter and site performance
This collaboration between Obvius and Fronius provides the world's leading integrated third party data acquisition system in one reliable, complete solution. The platform allows users to easily incorporate other system components such as string monitoring, revenue grade meters and environmental sensors through the Modbus communication platform.