Central regions | Energy, utilities | Technology & innovation
IT leader IBS innovates in energy saving and connected vehicle solutions
6 Feb '13
Moscow-based IBS Group, one of the largest IT service providers and software suppliers in Central and Eastern Europe, has unveiled its new ‘cloud’ platform, DMMessenger, East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported earlier this week. Designed specifically for the energy and utilities market, the platform empowers smart grid solutions with a collaborative tool for regulating energy consumption.
According to Mikhail Minkevich, vice president for technology services at Luxoft, a key asset of IBS Group, DMMessenger’s cloud tool enables electricity suppliers to process large amounts of data about electric consumption and lets them interact effectively with their customers.
The solution will identify various target groups of energy consumers and pinpoint which of them to approach for talks about possible reductions of their energy use during peak load periods.
In so doing, the DMMessenger users would help the entire energy market benefit by saving electricity, Minkevich believes.
Luxoft is widely regarded as a leading developer of state-of-the-art human-machine interfaces (HMI) for next gen automotive solutions. In its December 2012 review of the auto sector’s most far-reaching trends, Gartner named Luxoft among the world’s four key providers of connected vehicle technology and services including such important functional areas as telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs), infotainment, and mobility services.
Already a sizable player in these fields, last week Luxoft opened its 19th international R&D center in Wroclaw, Poland. Along with the energy and automobile sectors, this new R&D center will focus on banking and finance software.