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Leading German retailer launches geo’s smart home energy products in store and online

Press Release   •   Dec 12, 2013 15:29 GMT

Cambridge, UK and Hirschau, Germany - Geo is proud to announce that leading German electronics superstore and distributor, Conrad, is now selling geo’s full suite of in-home smart electricity products.  For the first time, customers in Germany are now able to buy geo products in store and online, benefiting from Conrad’s highly successful 24/7, multi-channel retail strategy.  Conrad has 25 stores located throughout Germany, as well as a comprehensive web store.

The geo system consists of three compatible/interoperable products, which may be purchased on their own or as part of an integrated solution. Firstly, the Ensemble Colour display – which retails at a price of 99Euro – monitors in-home electricity consumption in real time.  Secondly, Smart Plugs measure and control the electricity used by individual appliances.  Finally, the internet bridge connects the display and plugs to the customer’s domestic broadband router, enabling the entire system to be connected via the internet to geo’s cloud-based web service, energynote®. 

With energynote®, customers can monitor their energy usage from a range of devices, including their mobile phone, computer, laptop or tablet.  With live, real-time data at their fingertips, users can make informed decisions to optimise their personal use of electricity in the home.

Geo’s CEO Patrick Caiger-Smith observes: “Working with Conrad is a major achievement on our path to making the latest smart energy technology available and affordable for people to purchase directly.  In the face of rising energy prices, we strongly believe that geo products help people to help themselves, by giving them the information they need, when they need it, about how they are using energy at home.  As everyone knows, we are all using more and more electronic devices and appliances, which has an impact on our energy bills.  In a sense, geo products ‘switch the light on’, so people can easily see what is happening at home.”

About Conrad

Since 1923 the German family business Conrad stands for electronics and service. With over 3,900 employees, Conrad is active in 17 countries with respective national subsidiaries and resellers. Conrad distributes its products to customers in 150 countries worldwide. Business customers and individuals can get access to Conrad’s products through local B2B and B2C online shops and personal support in retail stores. The continuously growing product range provides a unique choice of strong brands and exclusive own brands including electronic components, tools, multimedia, IT and communication equipment.

About Green Energy Options (geo)

geo designs and produces in-home displays, online energy services and mobile applications that make energy engaging. They enable utility suppliers, meter manufacturers and installers to strengthen relationships with their customers. They do this by putting end-users in control of their energy and water consumption, home appliances and budgets in a visual, informative and engaging way. geo’s products and services work together with pre-smart and smart meters and micro generation to effect and support a truly energy-efficient home.

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