Hexis is a fuel cell technology company that provides compact, energy-efficient devices for power and heat generation.
The company hired Sotronik to provide remote access and secured tunneling to their fuel cell heating systems for single and multi-family houses. Hexis and its customers wanted to have remote access to their heating systems, along with data-collection capabilities to track system performance. Hexis wanted to keep the demand on the fuel cell heating system infrastructure as low as possible, and did not want the expense of creating their own management system. With this demand, Sotronik chose to use the Nabto technology as a “user-self-managing” and high-performance remote access solution.
Sotronik installed the Nabto tunnel on OEM gateways and connected these to the fuel cell system and the Internet. For the homeowners, they developed a software that connects to the gateway via the Nabto base station. This provides a transparent and secure TCP tunnel to the fuel cell system. The connection creates a fast and easy way for Hexis and its clients to have full system functionality from remote. Hexis can now offer its customers high-performance and cost-effective remote access to the fuel cell systems.