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Bender from Grünberg in Hesse, one of the world's leading providers of solutions designed to make electrical infrastructures intelligent and safe, and PIONIX, an up-and-coming start-up from Bad Schönborn in Baden-Württemberg that focuses on solving challenges in the field of electromobility, have now announced their strategic collaboration.

The "charging infrastructure" ecosystem is currently characterized by many proprietary solutions. The resulting incompatibilities between specific solutions and different implementations of industry standards often lead to high development efforts and associated costs on the supplier side. In order to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of electromobility, PIONIX has initiated the open source project EVerest. The operating system for charging stations is a fully comprehensive software stack that supports all relevant industry standards, such as OCPP, ISO 15118 and IEC-61851, and can be used freely by companies thanks to an industry-friendly and commercially usable open source license.

To ensure the important aspects of "electrical safety" and "long-term usability" in charging station development, PIONIX has integrated a communication interface to the proven Bender sensors into its open source software. These sensors include a patented solution for insulation monitoring in DC charging solutions and six milliampere DC residual current sensors for AC charging solutions. Bender's DC solution ensures precise insulation integrity monitoring in DC charging systems, while the patented six milliampere DC fault current sensor technology ensures the highest safety standards in AC charging systems. The integration of these sensors into the open source software is intended to guarantee the highest safety standards in electromobility and contribute to the successful development of future charging infrastructure solutions.

According to Bender and PIONIX, the partnership between the two companies marks a decisive step in the further development of electromobility and charging infrastructure. It combines the expertise of an established industry leader with the innovative strength of an up-and-coming company. Together, Bender and PIONIX are focusing on safety, sustainability and the promotion of environmentally friendly mobility.