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JuiceNet Comparison with OCPP

What is OCPP?

OCPP – Open Charge Point Protocol prompted by the Open Charge Alliance  is an open standard for obtaining user authentication and metering information from EVSEs. 

JuiceBoxes can now support OCPP V1.5 via a JuiceNet API. This gives the interoperability advantages of OCPP with JuiceNet’s security.

JuiceBoxes connect to JuiceNet for its Artificial Intelligence Load Sharing, authentication and metering capabilities. 


 JuiceNet Comparison with OCPP


Function

OCPP

JuiceNet

JuiceNet Advantage

Authentication

Smart Card or RFID token.

Smart phone App (IOS or Android) or Web Portal.

  • No token management.
  • Users less likely to lose phone.
  • User can update or replace phone and reconnect just by reinstalling app without assistance.
  • Online Web Portal.

Consumption Reporting

Needs a 3rd Party Service (Subscription). Setup and integration software development.

Export CSV that can be filtered by user / group / department and imported into accounting software.

Exists and is proven in NZ for over 3 years.

AI Load Sharing

Not available.

JuiceNet can set the maximum current drawn and or use its AI to manage demand of groups of JuiceBoxes to a specified total demand, or utilize available solar.

Exists and is proven in NZ for over 3 years. Minimise charge duration and maximize pool vehicle and charging station availability.

Technology Roadmap

Evolving specification requires ongoing support and maintenance of EVSE firmware and billing service to maintain compatibility.

JuiceBox’s simple metering and commands mean the AI and innovation are implemented in the JuiceNet cloud.

Futureproof implementation with AI in JuiceNet Cloud.  

Infrastructure Requirements

3G or 4G cellular or Ethernet for OCPP authentication of users.

WiFi.

Easier to get WiFi into parking buildings. Having WiFi available for the JuiceBoxes means users can still connect to charge even with poor cellular reception.

 

Easier installation of a WiFi Access Point rather than running Ethernet to every EVSE.

 

In case of WiFi failure the JuiceBoxes revert to safe operation (minimum current).

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