Presenting OCPP Proxy by EVA Global 

 

October, 2023 / Blog

The Open Charge Point Protocol, or OCPP, plays a pivotal role in the world of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It's a vital link between charging stations and central management systems, facilitating data exchange, error reporting, and availability information. OCPP is vital in gathering detailed data and thus enabling predictive maintenance, a key feature in ensuring the efficiency of charging networks. 

 

Enhancing Data Insights 

 

One of the primary benefits of OCPP is the wealth of data it provides. This data is a goldmine, that lets the infrastructure owner and operator gain deeper insights into charging station performance. With OCPP we can access detailed information about charging stations, errors, and usage patterns. This extensive data empowers us to optimize operations and provide a seamless experience for EV users. 

 

Predictive maintenance is a game-changer in the world of charging infrastructure. By leveraging OCPP data, operators can identify potential issues before they escalate. This proactive approach reduces downtime, minimizes repair costs, and ensures that charging stations remain operational. With predictive maintenance, we can address problems swiftly, enhancing the reliability of the entire charging network. 

 

While OCPP offers numerous advantages, there are challenges to consider, particularly in obtaining data from multiple charging stations. A significant limitation of OCPP is that a charger can only send data to a single endpoint or web socket connection. This can be a hurdle when attempting to gather data from numerous charging stations within a network. 

 

 

Introducing the OCPP Proxy 

 

To address this limitation, the OCPP Proxy, part of the EVA C3 Charging Control Center, becomes essential. Think of it as an old telephone switchboard operator connecting calls. In this case, the OCPP proxy acts as the intermediary between charging stations and the CPMS (charge point management system), allowing for bi-directional communication. This innovation enables EVA to receive data from multiple charging stations and gain insights into their performance. 

 

The OCPP Proxy is a game-changing solution. By implementing this technology, we can overcome the challenge of gathering data from multiple charging stations. This allows us to monitor and control charging stations more effectively through EVA C3, resulting in better data insights and predictive maintenance capabilities. 

 

The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is a critical component of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It facilitates data exchange and provides valuable insights into the performance of charging stations. When combined with EVA C3 and OCPP Proxy, we can harness the power of OCPP to gather more data, gain deeper insights, and enable predictive maintenance, ultimately ensuring the efficiency and reliability of your electric vehicle charging network.  

 

 

 

 

Gain more insights on EVA Charger Control Center or you can contact us to learn more about our technical innovations and how we can boost the value and profitability of your EV charging operations.  

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