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SFC Energy, which specializes in the provision of hybrid power solutions, has reached agreement with long-time sales partner udomi GmbH to take over the existing udomi online portal and complete customer base, the company announced on 29 January.

For many years, udomi has been a successful leading German value-added reseller and system integrator for alternative off-grid, back-up and hybrid power supply solutions for mission-critical applications with so-called ‘energy-for-you’ (EFOY) fuel cells, solar and wind technologies. The company’s customers are mainly authorities and organisations with security responsibilities, OEMs and operators of off-grid equipment in renewable energies and traffic engineering.

SFC Energy takes over the udomi customer base and online-portal with approx. 700 subscribers. For existing customers, the password-protected web portal enables convenient 24/7 monitoring and remote-control of EFOY fuel cells via internet and web browser, plus central data acquisition and evaluation options.

Digitisation and automation are major drivers in the industrial markets. For operators of off-grid installations and equipment, 24/7 remote monitoring and remote analysis of their fuel cell systems’ activity protocols are vital system requirements. The acquisition of the udomi online portal is therefore an important component in the expansion of our digital service offering and our business model,” explained Dr Peter Podesser, SFC Energy CEO.

For many years SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells have been enhancing safety, efficiency, sustainability and progressive automation of off-grid equipment in demanding industry applications. All EFOY Pro fuel cells feature serial interface for remote control/maintenance and for intelligent data acquisition and data analysis. With the takeover of the udomi online portal, SFC Energy expands its existing offering with a solution for even more advanced process and structure digitisation.

With the expansion of our digital business model we are creating new, attractive methods of interaction with our customers. Intelligent software and services are at the core of our corporate growth. In addition, we are planning further additions to our digital services, eg a price-attractive pay-per-use-model for SFC services around the EFOY fuel cell, and the EFOY Cloud,” stated Podesser. “With modern IoT solutions, digital control and monitoring systems and new, even more powerful products, we are actively co-creating the future of intelligent, fully automated and sustainable off-grid and back-up power supplies.”

EFOY fuel cells offer graceful solutions to applications in remote or difficult areas, such as the ‘brake check and chain off’ areas in Canada’s Yoho National Park. (Photo via SFC Energy)

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