Harting presented its smart Power Networks system as an active energy management system at the Hannover Messe 2012 trade fair. The smartPN-Units were integrated into a virtual industrial environment for the fair in order to demonstrate non-production times and their optimal management for saving energy, along with other features. The application consequently went beyond classic energy management because it intervenes directly in the process. The company also presented an interface to an energy management system that allows energy consumption data and characteristics to be visualized on a 15 minute basis. The smartPN-Units were integrated with a data interface. It showed energy management systems can easily be integrated into the smart Power Networks system. The smart Power Networks products are expected to be available as standard products Q1/ 2013.