Although RATES acts like a unified and integrated system, however, behind the scenes it’s an intricate masterpiece in software, firmware, and hardware architecture, integration, and testing. It spans at least 10 different and disparate systems, data types, and processes. It has to make sense of and make intelligent descisions based on transactional, informational, real time energy/reactive power, climate conditions, device statuses, occupancy, mobile presence/geo fencing, voice commands, and even machine-learning sets.
To make things more interesting, prices and usage data may come from different sources out of which RATES must make a consistent picture.
And, it has to do all this securely, efficiently, and in an engaing manner.