With the internal Smart Connector DS11, SCHURTER is launching a world's first: an intelligent connector that can be installed as a power entry module in electronic devices and systems. Equipment and device manufacturers can thus offer their customers extensive additional functions in no time - without any costly development and engineering work.
In addition, the new DT31 is an external plug-and-play and retrofit smart connector. The advantage of this connector variant is that it can be connected to an existing device quickly and without installation. As users can link existing devices quickly and inexpensively with the pluggable DT31, it is ideal for monitoring the use and consumption of existing devices. In hospitals for example, technical staff can use the Smart Connector DT31 to precisely monitor the operating hours of existing medical devices and thus determine, how often the devices are in use.
Both connectors of the new SCHURTER Smart Products range have a WLAN connection. The internal DS11 also has a serial interface for direct connection to the host device. Both Smart Connectors are IEC-60320 compatible.
The Smart Ecosystem from SCHURTER
The intelligent Smart Connectors are not just electronic components, but part of a comprehensive, cloud-based software system. Users can access their Smart Products via the new Smart Ecosystem from SCHURTER. The cloud services are free of charge and are included in the scope of delivery for both the DS11 and the DT31. Depending on customer requirements, SCHURTER also offers four additional software packages with extended functions. Both Smart Connectors can be accessed via the Smart Connector App.
Both new Smart Connectors are convincing not only because they are easy to install, but also because of their versatile functions. For example, the Smart Products can be used to monitor the energy consumption of electronic devices and equipment. The planning of preventive maintenance intervals and the fleet management of electrical devices also become more efficient and easier with the intelligent new Smart Products. Both the DS11 and the DT31 are suitable for monitoring and visualizing processes. The possibilities are almost unlimited.