NODA Intelligent Systems (NODA) is a spin-off company from research within artificial intelligence at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. NODA was founded in 2005 and currently has offices in Karlshamn and Malmö in Sweden.
NODA has customers and partners throughout Europe, North America and Asia. The focus of NODA is to develop and market AI-based solutions for thermal systems like district heating and cooling, heat pumps and gas.
In addition, NODA has a strong relationship with universities and research institutes in research and innovation. NODA works with several partners and customers to implement its technology and market approach. These partners range from large global companies to local and regional energy companies or building owners.
Traditionally, the focus of NODA has primarily been on district heating. Still, the last few years have seen an increased focus on hybrid systems based on thermal processes such as combined heat and power, heat pumps and excess heat extraction. This gives NODA a broad range of working knowledge of different types of systems and how they can be combined.
NODA works in the production and delivery chain regarding product development from core research to operational products and routinely participates in international and national research and innovation projects.
NODA works with a wide variety of partners and we implement hardware or software integrations wherever needed. In addition, by avoiding tying oneself to a particular equipment manufacturer and relying on in-house software development, NODA is flexible enough to change when new requirements call for change.
This tool has evolved over the years. Its inception was back in 2009 under the working name Linckii. EnergyView is the primary tool for interacting with data stored from communication with field equipment and the output from our machine learning algorithms.
We deploy each customer domain on a separate database. Thus, creating partitions between customers to prevent accidental, unauthorized access.
EnergyView allows access to the time-series data through configurable time-series graphs. Users with more than basic access privileges can change most aspects of an installation.
The system also exposes essential objects as a REST API over HTTP. This interface allows for third-party interaction with the system.
My Pages is a much simpler tool compared to EnergyView. Its demographic is customers who want a direct answer, not a philosophical discussion surrounding the question.
Here customers can see all control actions the NODA equipment has performed. They can also get an energy analysis of their heating system and energy consumption along with time-series graphs of their indoor sensors.
The purpose of the NODA Self-host is to provide customers with an option to run the core components of the NODA system in their environment as their responsibility. This includes;
- API Server (Aapije)
- Program Server (Juvuln and Malgomaj)
- DBMS (PostgreSQL 12.0+)
These components are all Open Source and freely available for anyone to use without paying for the software. However, a negotiated support agreement is required for aid in deployment.
In a project, we expect customer-specific integrations and the addition of NODAs proprietary software.
Components such as;
- Machine Learning Algorithms (Kimaera)
- MQTT protocol translation bridges
- User interfaces