We are passionate about products that read data. Above all, we are fond of energy data delivered by electricity, gas as well as water meters, but we also like to deal with data provided by smoke alarms or leakage detection systems. In addition, our products transfer data via radio, cable, telecommunications or IT infrastructures to our specially developed software. Data is analysed, evaluated as well as processed and forwarded to various applications and organizations. This way data may not only be used by, for example, your energy company to create your energy bill but also by a grid control centre to regulate wind power systems or your solar photovoltaic panels. Even your computer at home may access this data and use it to show you, for example, your own electricity consumption or generation. Already today, you can charge your electric car using 'smart' technologies or connect your security sensors and measuring instruments to avoid larger damage.