gridBox

Energy's most advanced gateway

The gridBox is the gateway to XENON. Installed on site, it connects to DERs, manages energy in real time and reports data to XENON.
The gateway to XENON
2.5
million daily data points per device
<10
minutes setup time
150+
integrated manufacturers and protocols
1 GB
of RAM
over-the-air updates
Continuous over-the-air updates
robust to network timeouts
Up to 10 days offline functionality
Designed by gridX in Aachen

Setup

Three steps. Less than 10 minutes.

Setup is completed in less than 10 minutes and is so simple, no technical support is required.

1. Connect the gridBox to a power outlet.

2. Connect the gridBox to the internet via an ethernet cable.

3. The setup wizard is started and scans the network for DERs.

Over-the-air updates

Stay up to date.

The gridBox supports over-the-air updates so every device always runs the latest software.

Offline functionality

Robust to network outages

The gridBox guarantees up to 10 days of offline functionality without any data losses.

Applications running on the edge

Aggregate
Collect and preprocess data on the edge to reduce latency, limit bandwidth usage and comply with privacy constraints.
Controlling
Issue instructions to DERs. Charge batteries. Prioritize charging stations.
EMS
Run a complete EMS on the edge. Benefit from the quickest response times. Ensure robustness to network outages.
Filter
Filter data directly on the gridBox to reduce loads on the server side.
Load balancing
Run dynamic load management locally.
Monitoring
Collect data from DERs locally. Up to every 200ms. Process the data directly on the edge or send it to the cloud.
Read more on security.
There can be no energy transition without interoperability and no interoperability without cybersecurity.

Facts and figures

gridBox in detail

110 mm
110 mm
30 mm
110 mm
Technical specification
Size (L x W x H): 11 cm x 11 cm x 3 cm
Power supply: 5V / 2.5A
Case: PC + ABS (white, glossy)
Performance
Quadcore CPU 1.2 GHz
1GB RAM
8GB Flash
Interfaces
2x USB 2.0
10/100 MBit Ethernet
optional: RS232, RS485, RJ12, CAN-Bus, IO-Link
Encryption
TLS 1.3
Compatibility can be granted for all common manufacturers that provide a third-party interface.
Supported device types
Battery inverters
Charging stations
CHP
Heat pumps
Heating rods
Fuel cells
PV inverters
Smart meter
Wallboxes
Supported manufacturers
ABB
ABL
Alfen
Carlo Gavazzi
compleo
E3/DC
EVBox
EVTEC
Eastron
Fronius
GARO
go-e
Heidelberg
Huawei
hypercharger
innogy
Janitza
Jean Müller
KEBA
KOSTAL Solar Electric
Landis + Gyr
Mennekes
myPV
PCE
PPC
powerdale
Powerside
Rutenbeck
SMA Solar Technology
Schneider Electric
Siemens
SolarEdge
SolarLog
SolarWatt
sonnen
Studer Innotec
Sungrow
TQ Systems
VESTEL
Viessmann
Volterion
Wago
Webasto
Wirelane