Enexis has over 35,000 low-voltage electricity stations that they need to manage. In the past, they used an old system called Toonfrequent, which also manages the street lighting. They developed the Distributie Automatisering Light (DALI) box to replace this system. These 35,000 DALI boxes had to be installed as fast and secure as possible in different configurations of low-voltage electricity stations. Therefore, Enexis came to us with the question: How can we build an app that helps to install DALI boxes in a fast and secure way?
Finaps developed the hybrid mobile DALI box app that guides technicians through the installation process of a DALI box and registers the box with the operational technology department (hub) of Enexis. With the help of the mobile app, a field technician checks if the engineered view of the station matches with the actual situation. He or she scans the QR code on the box to register it with the operations department. The configuration of the DALI box is centrally managed and deployed to the box via a secure connection after installation. The information that the DALI box gathers, is sent to a data lake. Finally, the technician validates the sensor values in the app after the box is commissioned.