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In addition to our existing commitments and EMAS certification, we are taking a major step forward in environmental protection: we are donating chocolate for the climate and planting 300 trees in Mexico.
For four years now we have been supporting the international environmental initiative Plant-for-the-Planet (PftP) with information events on climate change and climate protection, as well as with annual tree planting events. Now we are launching a new campaign: in cooperation with PftP we are distributing 1,500 bars of chocolate. These will be donated to social institutions and children’s homes in Erfurt and the surrounding area: for example the Central Germany Children’s Hospice. For every five bars of chocolate a tree will be planted with the support of PftP. As a result 300 new trees will soon be blossoming for the climate on the Yucatán peninsula (Mexico).
The campaign was created in the course of this year’s QUNDIS-Roadshow. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the annual company update for customers and partners took place exclusively digitally. On this occasion we promised to plant a tree for each participant and to give away five bars of PftP chocolate for a good cause. Thank you for the great interest in the digital roadshow! With the help of our customers and partners, in recent years more than 13,000 trees have been planted worldwide in aid of climate protection.
From July we are starting our training programme once more.
Of course we will make sure that the applicable hygiene measures are observed in all our workshop training courses. This applies both to training courses at our Erfurt headquarters and on your premises.
In addition to our workshop training we are now also offering online training. Take advantage of the flexibility this provides in terms of time and space for your further-training requirements.
You will find all the topics and dates – both for workshop and online training – in our training calendar.
We look forward to serving you again with our training programme.
Due to the increasing spread of the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), we have responded in our responsibility as a manufacturer, service provider and employer with a comprehensive package of measures to contain the further spread of the virus and to guarantee the health of our customers and our employees in the best possible way.
In line with the recommendations of the German government and the experts of the Robert Koch Institute, this includes, among other things, regularly informing our employees about necessary rules of conduct and hygiene measures, making disinfectants available nationwide and avoiding business trips, face-to-face meetings and personal encounters. In addition, we are focusing on a comprehensive expansion of our home office activities. In addition to reducing the risk of infection, we are thus creating the possibility for our employees affected by the closure of schools and kindergartens to look after their children at home.
Despite the current challenges, we are making every effort to provide our customers with our products and services in the usual quality and with the least possible restrictions and delays. Currently we are producing in a separate 3-shift system with increased safety precautions for our employees. The advanced digitalization of our infrastructure and business procedures allows us to automate many processes.
Furthermore, we would like to inform you that we have cancelled all technical seminars until further notice. As soon as the situation allows it again, we will communicate new dates.
In the meantime, we are already working on a possible concept for offering webinars especially for the technical seminars. The use of news/video/presentation apps (e.g. TeamViewer or Microsoft Teams) is also already being tested and practiced. We will keep you updated about further steps.
Even if not personally at your site, your sales representative and technical support are there for you.
Your QUNDIS team
This year’s QUNDIS Roadshow kicked off at the beginning of May. A record high of almost 100 customers and partners marked start of the roadshow at the Steigerwald Stadium in Erfurt on 7 May. The QUNDIS team presented upcoming product innovations and the most important company updates. The top-class guest speakers Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Vogler from the Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies and IBM cloud expert Thomas Schrenk completed the roadshow kick-off: Their presentations focused on the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and how it will affect metering services in the future – as well as the question of how cloud-based consumption recording is compatible with data protection and data security. In the following podium talk, speakers and roadshow guests discussed different perspectives on the EED and its practical implementation.
After the kick-off event in Erfurt, the roadshow team made stops in Ingolstadt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Dresden. There also was an intensive exchange of ideas on industry issues and QUNDIS products with a further 120 participants. We would like to thank all participants for the honest feedback and discussions and look forward to seeing you again next year or already at the “HeiKo” trade fair in Kassel (Germany) on September, 30 and October, 1.
At the CLIMATIZACIÓN Y REFRIGEERACIÓN exhibition in Madrid, QUNDIS GmbH presents its intelligent measuring devices and systems for the collection of heat and water consumption. The measuring expert will also show its latest product updates for remote meter reading, which will become mandatory throughout Europe in the near future due to the EED amendment.
The recently adopted EED reform with far-reaching changes from 2020 for consumption metering in all new buildings challenges architects, engineers, owners, administrators and installers: As visitors of the CLIMATIZACIÓN Y REFRIGEERACIÓN international energy exhibition, they can obtain comprehensive information on the subject from 26 February to 1 March 2019. The new Head of Sales at QUNDIS GmbH, Rafael del Granado, will bring the Q water water meter, the Q caloric heat cost allocator and all other system components to present at the trade fair. They already comply with tomorrow’s EED requirements today. The devices can be remotely read 365 days a year. Access to the apartment is no longer necessary. Administration and control function cloud-based via the web application QUNDIS Smart Metering Platform.
QUNDIS also has a good reputation with Managing Director Volker Eck as the newly elected member of the OMS Group Management Board and as an open system supplier of intelligent measuring devices and systems. The products, labeled with “Made in Germany”, are based on the M-Bus standard and are compatible with the OMS standard as well as with the “KNX” international communication standard for building technology.
Visit QUNDIS at the international trade fair CLIMATIZACIÓN Y REFRIGEERACIÓN in Madrid in hall 4, stand E02!
QUNDIS GmbH is part of the noventic group and is one of Germany’s leading suppliers of measuring devices and systems for the collection of heat and water consumption. More than seven million homes in over 30 countries are already in use with QUNDIS devices – labeled “Made in Germany”. QUNDIS systems stand for user-friendliness, quality and technical compatibility. QUNDIS invents and produces with its company headquarters in Erfurt and can look back on almost 30 years of corporate history.
About noventic group:
The noventic group is a group of companies operating throughout Europe for the climate-intelligent control of real estate with measuring and sensor devices via digital communication infrastructure and data management to various housing applications. The noventic group increases the energy efficiency of buildings through the digitalization of processes and with highly available data infrastructures. This not only improves their economic efficiency, but also contributes directly to climate protection. With the knowhow of its strong, independently operating subsidiaries QUNDIS, KALO, SMARVIS, ikw and KeepFocus as well as its strategic participation in Power Plus Communications, the noventic group generated revenues of more than 200 million euros across Europe in 2017/18 with 750 employees.
The OMS-Group e. V. is a 58-member interest group of companies from 15 countries worldwide. With the Open Metering System (OMS) specification, the OMS-Group has developed an open, manufacturerindependent, interoperable standard for the communication of consumption meters for electricity, gas, water and thermal energy. Intelligent OMS meters are a prerequisite for the operation of smart grids and smart buildings and the optimal integration of renewable energies such as wind power or solar energy. Further information on the standard and the representation of interests can be found at www.omsgroup.org www.omsgroup.org
About CLIMATIZACIÓN y REFRIGEERACIÓN:
The Climatizacion y Refrigeeración is one of the leading trade fairs for air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration and heating technology in Europe. More than 600 manufacturers from over 65 countries present their latest products to around 50,000 visitors. The trade fair is attended mainly by architects, engineers, installers and retailers, as well as wholesalers, to learn about the innovations and trends in the sector.
Press release – February 19, 2019
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Since the beginning of December QUNDIS is providing a new board member to the Open Metering Standard (OMS) association: In addition to Professor Dr. Axel Sikora from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, QUNDIS CEO Volker Eck has just been elected to the OMS executive board team. QUNDIS is not only a strong, but also an experienced voice for the common goal of the group: promote the interoperability of meters for different consumption media. All QUNDIS products such as heat meters, electronic water meters and the gateways “Q gateway 5” and “5.5 direct” are generally featuring OMS standards. When choosing QUNDIS, investors can rely on interoperable, future-orientated metering systems with long-term profitability.
OMS is an open and patent-free energy metering standard which ensures the compatibility of consumption data regardless of their energy type. Based on M-Bus-Norm, OMS also complies with the international communication standard for Home and Building KNX. Thereby OMS group works for a sustainable usage of energy and resources by giving consumers the freedom of product independence to manage their consumption not only holistically but also in a data-secure way.
Picture (from left to right): Hermann Trottler (DIEHL Metering), Prof. Dr. Axel Sikora (Hochschule Offenburg), Carsten Lorenz (Honeywell Elster), Jürgen Frech (Landis + Gyr), Andreas Bolder (METRONA Union), Wolfgang Esch (WEPTECH), Gotthard Graß (figawa) und Volker Eck (QUNDIS). Not in the picture is Heinz Lux (KNX).
Source: OMS-Group e.V.
The OMS-Group is a 58-member strong interest group of companies from fifteen countries worldwide. With the Open Metering System (OMS) specification, the industry group has developed an open, multi-vendor, interoperable communication standard for electricity, gas, thermal energy, and water meters, as well as submetering. Smart OMS meters help save energy and support the optimal integration of fluctuating renewable energies, such as wind power or solar energy.
For more information on the OMS standard and the OMS-Group see: www.oms-group.org/en/
QUNDIS GmbH is a subsidiary of the noventic group, and is among Germany’s most successful suppliers of metering devices and systems for the recording and billing of heat and water consumption. In Erfurt the company manufactures products such as heat cost allocators, heat meters and water meters under the label “Made in Germany”. Its customer base includes metering services, OEM partners and the housing industry. The QUNDIS systems for remote meter reading, which also include smoke alarms, are in use in over 6 million homes in over 30 countries.
For more information please see: www.QUNDIS.com
Press release – December 12, 2018
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On 13 June 2018 the Central Association of the Property Industry (ZIA) presented its innovation report at the “Property Industry Conference” in Berlin. In the trend report, the smart meter gateway system solution developed by QUNDIS and PPC received recognition as a special innovation in the real estate business. It enables remote device readouts for sub-metering via a smart meter gateway. A sub-metering network node is connected to the smart meter gateway via the controllable local system (CLS) interface. (more…)
With the electronic valve and bathtub water meter another variant of the QUNDIS top-seller Q water 5.5 is ready for installation. The meter and the connection kit are supplied separately, so that the design can be optimally adapted to the conditions in the building. The connection kits are compatible with the previous QUNDIS valve meter fitting, the Allmess fitting (Controller-V), the Wassergeräte VZ fitting and the QUNDIS bathtub meter fitting, and are available for new equipment and replacement. This makes it an all-rounder for almost any installation situation. All available variants can be found in the 2018 QUNDIS device price list.
QUNDIS GmbH is a subsidiary of the noventic group, and is among Germany’s most successful suppliers of metering devices and systems for the recording and billing of heat and water consumption. In Erfurt the company manufactures products such as heat cost allocators, heat meters and water meters under the label “Made in Germany”. Its customer base includes metering services, OEM partners and the housing industry. Innovation is a central component of the QUNDIS corporate philosophy, which was confirmed at Germany’s 2016 SME Summit when the Erfurt company was awarded the TOP 100 Prize as “Innovator of the Year”. The QUNDIS systems for remote meter reading, which also include smoke alarms, are in use in over 6 million homes in over 30 countries.
For more information please see: www.QUNDIS.com
In October of this year QUNDIS will be launching the Q water 5.5, the new generation of electronic cold and hot water meters. These hybrid meters have an integrated radio module which transmits parallel walk-by and AMR telegrams. The optimised water meters have been developed in cooperation with Elster Messtechnik, enabling them to cover almost all installation conditions in the metering capsule field.
From the end of October 2015 all QUNDIS heat meters will gradually be fitted with a display loop. This will simplify the process of reading out the data on the display of the devices. It will now be possible to record display values at the push of a button. This new feature applies to all Q heat 5 QUNDIS heat meters together with all future variants. The remaining product features and extensive configuration options of the devices continue to remain available without restriction. (more…)
Erfurt, 24 September 2015 – In October QUNDIS is launching the Q caloric 5.5 heat cost allocator with optimised wireless transmission performance. This electronic device for recording the heat emission of radiators is the optimised successor model to the tried-and-tested Q caloric 5, and features significantly improved wireless transmission performance. In addition, in C-Mode the Q caloric 5.5 can be read out 365 days a year. This benefits not just metering services and housing companies, but also and in particular the occupants of the housing. (more…)
Erfurt, 8 September 2015 – At the request of customers QUNDIS is now providing all mechanical water meters with factory-fitted and parameterised radio transmission modules. These water meters sets represent a further module in the digital data recording range of the QUNDIS product world. Fitting is simpler, operation cheaper and in addition the module is less vulnerable to error. (more…)
In future QUNDIS will be providing metering services and the housing industry with a high-end system for remote meter reading, combined with a cloud-based smart metering platform (Q SMP). Existing Q AMR solutions can now be supplemented by the Q SMP smart metering platform and the Q gateway 5 smart meter gateway. (more…)