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July 13, 2018

Virta's Management System for CPOs, explained

Charging business

The charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is developing at a staggering rate (a good "staggering", that is). More and more players are entering the field, making the everyday life of EV drivers a lot less complicated and a decarbonised future more of a reality than a far-fetched dream. Virta Operator service provides Charging Point Operators (CPOs) the perfect backend tool for building a successful charging network. Here's how Virta can help your company be a part of the future.

The Virta Operator service for CPOs can be devided in two parts: Software and Hardware. Providing you with both, Virta makes building a charging network uncomplicated, scalable and fast to implement.

(Let's quickly address the elephant in the room: when we say CPO at Virta, we talk about Charging Point Operators, not Owners. Since EV lingo is still developing, CPO is used for both terms, which might be a bit confusing.)

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1. Software – back-end management system & white-label application solutions

When building and managing EV charging infrastructure, a good backend service can make or break the success of the whole network. At Virta, we understand the importance, and have developed a management system for CPOs that gives you all the necessary tools:

 

 

  • Device managementMaintenance tool to monitor and manage problems fast, setting price schemes and much more
  • Business insight: Clear look into how your charging network is doing, with key metrics readily available
  • Customer relationship management: Manage billing information, contacts, RFIDs, and enjoy the convenient automated billing of users

2.  Hardware – the charging devices of your choice

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Modern, smart charging devices are connected to a cloud and allow for remote management. The smart devices apply with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), making it possible to mix-and-match charging software and hardware. Virta charging service can be used with almost any device following OCPP, in case you want to pick the devices yourself. Currently Virta follows OCPP 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0, and we keep updating as new versions come out.

Our sales personnel can help you find the devices that suit your network needs and budget, and integrate them with our smart management system. As an industry innovator, Virta has implemented market leader market leader technologies that you as a CPO can utilise, such as Dynamic Load Management, Frequency Containment Reserve technology and soon to be released Vehicle-2-Grid. 

Virta Operator is the perfect service for CPOs – with the right hardware and software, you can build a charging infrastructure that is user-friendly, scalable and future-proof. To discuss how this service suits your needs, contact us and let's discuss it some more.

Be a forerunner, not a laggard.


Check out the Virta Operator Backend Guide to learn more.

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