2/2018 | MONITOR | 27 modules or sockets, impresses with its sophisticated technology and meets all modern charging control requirements. Various back-end systems can be eas- ily connected via the open communication protocol Modbus. Since most back-end providers work strictly according to the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the charge controller is compatible with OCPP 1.5 and OCPP 1.6. The charge controller supports the mobile radio standards 2.5G-Edge and 3G-UMTS, therefore guaranteeing reception all over the country and high data transmission rates. WiFi interfaces provide access to home applications. Local configuration and software updates can be conveniently made via other interfaces. With Power-Line-Communication (PLC), the charge controller has a trend-setting technology to automate "Plug & Charge", load management or "Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)" applications. Participating companies – together into the future Completion of the project was made possible in coop- eration with the Berlin start-up companies and Bender partners Ebee Smart Technologies and PlugSurfing GmbH, among others. Ebee Smart Technologies sup- plied the charging points, PlugSurfing GmbH the billing system. If you want to charge your electric car in the parking deck or in front of it, all you need do is register beforehand. The electricity bill is settled via PlugSurfing GmbH. The kilowatt hour costs 30 cents. Every company involved in this project was and is absolutely determined to develop further. From a technical, commercial and legal perspective, new ground was broken. In addition to parking stations on the roadside and the domestic garage, multi-sto- rey car parks such as these offer great potential for the expansion of the charging infrastructure and the electric mobility age. The car can be conveniently "refuelled" with electricity while the driver is working or shopping. And the combination of e-mobility and green electricity - with "sun in the tank" - makes driving truly environmentally friendly. S.A.F.E Initiative The S.A.F.E Initiative, which was originally founded by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, has already been joined by 30 companies, including several charging station manufacturers. The aim of S.A.F.E is to make the charging of an electric vehicle at the charging station legally secure (in compli- ance with calibration law). The key topics are: • the encryption in the counter • a transparency software • the type-examination certificate. The Austrian company has-to-be and ebee Smart Technologies from Berlin, a subsidiary of the Bender Group, is involved in the development of the transparency software. This manufacturer-independent transparency software for electromobility makes it possible to carry out the signature checks for digital measured values in com- pliance with calibration law. Benefits of the transparency software: • Customers receive a transparent and forgery-proof invoice. • Manufacturers of charging stations use them to carry out conformity assessment procedures. • This enables the calibration authorities to carry out their calibration checks with absolute certainty. Michaela Heck M.A., textwerk Marita Schwarz-Bierbach, Marketing Communication