BrightStar™ is designed to provide consumers and utility companies with an easy to use yet full featured software solution for reducing energy costs through managed consumption. Whether electric, gas, or water our BrightStar™ software manages all three.
The BrightStar™ system collects consumption & status data through a variety of communication pathways, including on-site IP gateways using ERT/ZigBee protocols, & centralized ERT-based or cellular collectors. These devices report to the system via the internet through cloud-based solutions.
The BrightStar™ system is built to manage several types of devices through a dynamic design which displays all devices collectively while retaining specific details per device (i.e. a thermostat has a current temperature). This allows the system to control thermostats, remote disconnects, temperature/humidity sensors, and wall outlets with an efficient code-base.
The BrightStar™ system uses state of the art compression methods which provide an unlimited lifetime for stored data – including trending analysis stretching back to the installation date of the system. Data can be presented in graphical and report format, as well as exported in several common formats.
The BrightStar™ system allows customers with multiple endpoints can enjoy the benefits of the BrightStar no-limit grouping system, which allows endpoints to be arranged in a logical, usable format for aggregate and comparative analysis. Customers can place the endpoints in as many or as few groups as desired, as well as place groups within other groups.
The BrightStar™ system continuously analyzes data for different irregularities (i.e. water leaks, consumption overages and abnormalities, temperature thresholds, etc.) which can be presented to the customer through an alert (i.e. email or mobile device format). This allows administrators/endpoint users to set parameters and pro-actively receive notifications when attention is necessary.
The BrightStar™ system’s platform can be accessed in its entirety anywhere the internet is available and supports all major web browsers. Several features of the system, including device control, are made easier through streamlined mobile applications.
The BrightStar™ system provides auto-scheduling features which allow connected devices to run efficiently while maximizing both location comfort and energy savings. Many factors, including weather for example, are formulated to make the process smarter and more efficient than simply turning a device off.