The Power of Connectivity.

We work with solutions that simply work.

We work with
solutions that
simply work.

The KEO products and services make EEBUS ready to use.

We supply the right balance between standardized software stacks and very individual integration services, including a simulation environment for system validation. This helps our customers to avoid financial and technological risks while still getting exactly the solution they need.

Ready-made software stacks for minimal time to market.

Companies that wish to connect their devices to external partners can use our preformed EEBUS software stacks on a licensing basis. These stacks provide an embedded connectivity framework based on EEBUS specifications in three different programming languages:

  • C for resource-saving customized solutions based on RTOS
  • C++ for Linux systems
  • Java for platform solutions

Our customers decide for minimal time to market and maximal efficiency and reliability. The KEO stacks are proven in the mass market and fulfil the high demands of the energy sector in terms of system integration and BSI certified security. Therefore, they can be used for virtually every type of project – for connecting specific devices to a specific platform or for creating holistic connectivity solutions. The development process is accelerated, at the same time the correct functionality with external devices is ensured by validating the individual application in our EEBUS simulation environment.

Customized integration services for your individual solution.

You can either implement the KEO software stacks internally or decide for a cooperative approach with our development team – from the requirements management to the final product testing. Our experts, together with yours, develop the best-possible integration of the KEO framework into your device or platform and support you in realising the solution – also on your site. Validating the interoperability with external devices with our EEBUS simulation environment saves both time and money during the development process. In addition, using the simulation environment together with our comprehensive and constantly growing library of standardized EEBUS Use Cases enables you to proof future application scenarios, even if supporting devices are not yet on the market.

Our tools allow you to determine the extent to which your internal development teams need the support of our experts:

  • 1-day workshops or kick-off events enabling your team to work with EEBUS
  • Detailed documentation of the software
  • Application-programming interface (API) which is easy to apply
  • Several sample solutions as references
  • EEBUS counterpart device models for simulation
  • Cooperation with VDE for the easier certification of your solutions through an independent authority › Further information

The right approach for interoperability: standardized use cases.

Any technical solution should reflect the underlying business model as closely as possible. The EEBUS standard aims to connect separated business and technology ecosystems by defining standardized application scenarios. These “Use Cases” describe information exchange between two or more devices in order to realize a specific goal.

Applying the EEBUS process enables the development of a seamless transition from business models to use cases and eventually to the final technical implementation. EEBUS can be classified according to the Smart Grid (SGAM) and Smart Home & Building (HBAM) Architecture Models. Consequently, also the KEO approach is consistently based on use cases describing horizontal business co-operations and helps your organization to implement new business models and value propositions.

Every user of our programming interface can decide whether he wants to work with high-level use cases on the function layer or with the corresponding detailed SPINE data models on the information layer. The option to focus on the level of interoperable use cases is accelerating the access to the system for new users and the completion of projects.

KEO Layers
EEBUS classification according to the Smart Grid (SGAM) and Smart Home & Building (HBAM) Architecture Models.

The right framework for any application.

The KEO framework is providing a single solution for various business models and their requirements. The effort for maintenance is significantly reduced by using the EEBUS technology for all applications of connectivity:

  • External partnering and horizontal business cooperation
  • Internal communication of any other content, like private data (with cloud or with other devices of the same series) for vertical business models
  • SPINE native TCP/IP protocol SHIP (Smart Home IP) to transmit encrypted content to other SPINE devices
  • Mapping/access to other communication stacks (to integrate technologies such as Modbus, ZigBee or Homekit into EEBUS networks)
KEO SPINE Framework overview.

The right structure for saving resources.

The modular structure of the KEO stacks reduces your resource requirements. Only the data models actually used are compiled into the framework. The KEO data binder generates the relevant SPINE data classes in C++ and/or JAVA. The necessary libraries, e.g. security or discovery, as well as mappings for other technologies can be added via the configuration interface. This process makes the solutions very scalable and resource saving. The data models can be transmitted as native SPINE data over the SHIP protocol or other protocols such as Thread, but for example also as ZigBee cluster or Modbus data.

Take the next steps forward.

Get a sample of the KEO stacks for testing.

Get your individual offer for licensing the KEO stacks.

Book a one-day workshop for your team.

KEO Thomas Fischedick

For all technical inquiries:
Thomas Fischedick
Technical Director

T +49 .221. 99 58 9 – 321

KEO Eulen Marc

For all commercial and managerial inquiries:
Marc Eulen
Executive Manager & Partner

T +49 .221. 99 58 9 – 136