PlusCharge and ATEM Networks have joined forces to launch what the companies claim are the UK’s first 22kW AC and modular 120-180kW DC 55” Media Screen electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Media Screen Chargers incorporate a 55-inch bright screen with exceptional visibility, even in direct sunlight. This feature enables organisations to display custom messages or advertisements on the charging station’s screen, irrespective of the weather conditions. Thanks to the partnership with ATEM Networks, PlusCharge is able to offer the integration of a wide range of bespoke content, including cycling advertising or live streaming, thereby creating exciting new ways for businesses to engage with their audience and generate revenue streams.
David Hytch (pictured below), Technical Director for PlusCharge, said: “Unlike many EV charging providers that solely offer AC charging stations with outdoor advertising screens, PlusCharge is innovating the market by firstly offering the more powerful DC charging stations, but also launching our first AC and DC media screen charging points. Available with dual SIM cards, our solution provides users with the ability to operate the system on more than one link, therefore reducing the possibility of data bottlenecks when supporting both chargers and media screen content. With ATEM Networks as our partner, we can also provide customised content for fixed cycles or live streaming based on user requirements on each unit, allowing different content for each screen. This opens up new revenue opportunities for our customers on a per month basis.”
Shahin Shahroudi, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at ATEM Networks, added: “We are thrilled to introduce this new ground-breaking solution that will revolutionise the electric vehicle charging industry. The collaboration with PlusCharge will leverage the strengths and expertise of both companies to deliver innovative, future-forward charging stations with media screen capabilities. This partnership allows us to roll out new media formats across the UK, complementing our German programme where the first locations have gone live in Berlin. Through our partnership, customers can expect tailored content on the Media Screens and user-friendly management practices that ensure ease of use. Overall, we have ensured that our customer-centric solutions and unwavering dedication provide an exceptional service.”
In addition to the Media Screens, PlusCharge provides a range of solutions to its customers, including its unique PlusConnect software. With PlusConnect, customers can conveniently access information about tariffs, arrange billing and directly contact support channels through the app where their help request is instantly picked up by PlusCharge support staff 24/7. PlusConnect also provides valuable data insights, empowering operational managers to optimise charger usage, prioritise certain vehicles and maximise profits.
Hytch concludes: “The PlusCharge range of hardware and software solutions enables bespoke packages to be created for our customers based on their specific requirements. With PlusConnect, which is available with our Media Screens, we can provide online dashboards for multi-user log in for live charger status; unlimited capacity of EVCPs, users, vehicles and RFID cards; data feeds via API direct to customer systems; and flexible pricing tariffs including subscription options. We will also be shortly adding remote credit card readers to support those AC chargers with no contactless capability, which will be pedestal mounted. Add on the ability to integrate with all major roaming providers thanks to our open API, and what we have is a dynamic back-office system and dashboard that provides users with the ability to manage their EV charge points quickly and efficiently.”
Main image courtesy of PlusCharge.