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New Energy Meter From Martinson Machine Shows How Much Money You Spend in Real-Time

Gainesville, FL, September 18, 2019 –(PR.com)– How about being able to monitor electricity consumption? And knowing that “we can reduce the cost of power outages by over 75 percent and save America over $150 billion” (source: Electric Power Research Institute).

This is the proposal of the energy meter (Martinson Smart Meter) developed by the company Martinson Machine, by the engineer Rodrigo Henrique Martinson Santos. “What makes us stand out is our display, which translates technical information into data that can easily be understood by the consumer,” says Rodrigo Martinson. “Having access to data remotely has been an advancement in recent years, replacing those conventional meters that were known by ‘electricity meter.’ Our innovation is being able to read electricity data in a way that anyone can understand their consumption in monetary representation,” he added.

To contextualize the importance of this innovation, Martinson Machine emphasizes the fact that we are in a time when everything is controlled. The data package on a mobile phone, internet consumption, the number of friends on social networks, everything can be measured and monitored. If there are disagreements, the user can decrease usage, add load, decide the actions. “But when it comes to electricity consumption, without new smart meters, this is not yet possible.”

With the equipment developed by the engineer Rodrigo Martinson, consumers will be able to know how much energy was consumed on any given date. For example, today consumers do not know what they will spend until the end of the month and how much they will pay. Nor will they know what the period was or the cycle that was measured if the user doesn’t read the bill in detail. “With our meter installed in your home, you will be able to look at the display and know how much you have spent so far. With this information, you can maintain or change your habits,” says the creator of Martinson Smart Meter.

Energy savings x differentiated tariffs

Considered the first meter with an intelligent display, this device also contributes to a worldwide issue: energy usage awareness. As we increase the exploitation of natural resources, there is a depletion of raw material and, therefore, the prioritization and valorization of consumer awareness are very important.

And Rodrigo warns: “Energy is limited.” According to him, as much as we can in the near future, capture all the energy that comes from all renewable sources; transmission, and distribution systems are technically limited.

For this reason, within the American reality, the engineer remembers the differentiated tariffs that were created after situations of collapse and large blackouts. “One of the solutions that some utility companies have put in place to discourage energy waste has been to offer consumers cheaper rates for those who use energy at off-peak hours, and more expensive rates for those who do the opposite,” explains Rodrigo. These peak hours vary from company to company but are usually between 6 pm and 10 pm.

Behavior change

As proven in Google and IBM’s study in Dubuque, Iowa, 2012, it was shown that informed people tend to change their spending habits. In this experiment, 2,000 families were notified by email of daily consumption. As a result, there was an 11% reduction in consumption and a change in behavior in 78% of the participants. Therefore, knowing how much has been spent in a one-hour shower, the consumer will decide whether to continue spending the same amount of time in the shower. Applying the same reality throughout the country in 2018 this would represent savings of nearly 400,000 GWh / year, which in monetary value is equivalent to about 40 billion dollars in savings for the population.


As the equipment outputs data to the user’s mobile phone, any changes in consumption may be monitored in real-time. If a homeowner has turned everything off and left home, the system will notify the customer if something was turned on. And if it wasn’t the homeowner, there’s someone else in the house.

Late Payment/Power interruption

In the case of a customer not paying the utility bill, instead of the utility company sending professionals to cut and later to reconnect power, everything can be done remotely. Also, if the home is out of power, notification calls to the utility company won’t be necessary. The system is able to identify power outage, open an opportunity for prepaid options as well.

About the company

Currently, the technology developed by Rodrigo Martinson is also being developed focusing on the North American market. His project has already been approved by the University of Florida technology department and by the technology department of Itajuba-MG (Brazil).

The project was developed by Rodrigo Martinson and has been located in the city of Gainesville-FL, within the program of the Incubator of Technology-Based Companies (The HUB | UF Innovate). The growth projection includes the construction of a factory in the United States or the beginning of activities in partnership with American companies.

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21st Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition Will Return to London in November as the Biggest Edition to Date

London, United Kingdom, September 18, 2019 –(PR.com)– With 2019 an essential year, for both the host nation’s SKYNET programme, disruptive “go fast” efforts being pioneered in the US and NATO signing a new alliance-wide MOU – SMi Group will be hosting the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th of November at the QEII Conference Centre.

With nearly 600 attendees expected, Global MilSatCom is a key calendar date for satellite professionals across the alliance. Last year’s attendance grew by over 20% and attracted the largest ever geographical spread in its history, with attendees from 35 countries.

The full event details and speaker line-up is available online at http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/prcom8

Broken into 4 dedicated days of content, this year’s meeting is set out to cover mission critical updates from national programmes from the US, Europe and the wider international community.

Once again, there will also be a pre-conference Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology focus day on the 4th of November at St James’ Court, London, which will explore developments in LEO small satellite constellations and how we can exploit these networks to deliver more capability on the ground.

The focus day will bring together leading commercial solution providers, those at the cutting edge of small satellite R&D (including Oxford Space Systems from the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus) and government end-users – to discuss what future trends in constellation development might have here on the ground.

Focus day presentation highlights for 2019:

Delivering the Disruptive: Future Launch & Development of Small Satellites
Mr Gary Lay Beng, Director of Strategic Opportunities, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

Future Space & Disruption in the Satellite Market
Mr Craig Clark MBE, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder, Clyde Space/AAC Clyde

Small Sats, Payloads and Data: Trends in Future Space
Mr Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital

Meeting the Challenges of the New Space Age
Dr Juan Reveles, Chief Technology Officer, Oxford Space Systems

Critical coverage of the UK’s SATCOM programme remains a key reason for attendance at Global MilSatCom. UK MoD presentations on day-one of the conference, will outline the host nation’s vision for future MilSatCom capability with presentations at all levels covering: Skynet 5 service delivery wrap, the future of Skynet 6 (which is set to provide the backbone of UK military capability until 2040 and beyond), terminals and more.

Conference day one presentation highlights for 2019:

Strategic Developments in SKYNET & Future UK MilSatCom
Captain David Moody, SATCOM and Strategic Networks, UK MoD
The UK’s National Space Strategy – Providing Leadership in the Global Space Market

Dr Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency
SKYNET 5 – the backbone of the UK’s current SATCOM capability
Mr Barry Austin, Skynet 6 Project Manager and Deputy Head of Networks, ISS, UK MoD

UK MoD Panel: Concepts of Future Operations (CONOPS) for the UK Under Skynet 5 & Skynet 6

Panellists: Commander Phil Coope, Programme Manager, SATCOM and Strategic Networks, UK MoD
Wing Commander David Black, SKYNET 6 EC Lead, ISS, UK MoD
Dr Michael O’Callaghan, Space Programme Manager, Dstl
Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnerships Officer, SMC, US Air Force

Day-two of the conference will explore the future of MilSatCom for the United States, analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans.

Conference day-two presentation highlights for 2019:

Integrating Commercial Bandwidth and Architectures to Military Communications
Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO), AFSPACE, US Air Force

Go Global, Go Polar: From Spot Beams to Global High Throughput – Next Generation SATCOM Capability

Ms Nicole Robinson, Senior Vice President, SES Global Government & Managing Director, SES Networks

SMC 2.0. Delivering the Capability Demanded by the Warfighter at EPIC SPEED
Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force

US Enterprise Communications
Mr Joe Vanderpoorten, Portfolio Architect, MilSatCom Advanced Concepts, SMC, AFSPACE, US Air Force

Finally, day-three of the conference will cover key updates from the wider international audience.

Conference day-three presentation highlights for 2019:

Space Policy of Japan
Mr Hirohisa Mori, Director, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office of Japan, Japanese Self Defence Forces

Canadian MilSatCom update
Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

Roadmap for Future SATCOM: Updates on the Australian Approach to C4i
Mr Luke Brown, Assistant Secretary Space and Communication, Australian Department of Defence

Roadmap for Future Brazilian MilSatCom Capabilities
Major General Jose Vital, VP, Brazilian Space Systems Commission, Brazilian MoD

Of course, unparalleled networking will be a key function of the forum, with 16 hours of breaks, two drinks receptions and two (invitation only) conference dinners, hosted by leading industry sponsors, Lockheed Martin, SES Networks, Eutelsat, Airbus. These sessions will bring together those setting requirements, procurement officers and end users to foster new working relationships.

The two exhibition rooms will provide both system integrators and government stakeholders the ability to network with an array of exhibitors. 2019 sponsors and exhibitors include: Lead Sponsor: SES Networks, Gold Sponsor: Airbus, Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat, Sponsors: Avanti, COMSAT, GetSAT, GovSat, Inmarsat, Intelsat General, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Laser Communications Coalition (LCC), Northrup Grumman, Newtec, Oneweb, Raytheon, SES Government Solutions, Telesat, Thales, Viasat, Exhibitors: Datapath, Hytec Inter, Idirect, Inster, Marlink, Media Broadcast Satellite, NovelSat, PlaneWave Instruments, ReQuTech, SCISYS UK, Skyrora, Spectra Group, Teledyne, US Air Force, Xtar.

Set to be an unmissable forum for anyone involved in the diverse array of MilSatCom, this conference continues to set itself centre stage as it celebrates its 21st birthday.

For those interested in attending Global MilSatCom 2019, there is an early bird saving of £100 for places booked before 30th September.

Registrations can be made online at http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/prcom8

Global MilSatCom 2019
Conference: 5 – 7 November, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK
Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus day: 4 November, St. James’ Court, London, UK

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Alia Malick on [email protected]

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on [email protected]

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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