Your whole network, speaking the same language

Every part of your network designed to work together in perfect harmony. Switch is the only place you’ll find a totally seamless connection between a network of charging stations and a management platform, with a consistent implementation of OCPP and ISO 15118 standards.

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OUR PRODUCTS

Make the Switch

Make the Switch to charging communication standards developed by the world’s leading experts on EV charging standards and software. No more patchwork of products in different parts of your network. Running Sara and Josev together means seamless integration and high-definition insight from vehicle, to charger, to grid.

josev

The charger OS that makes your engineers and customers happy

With Josev, the latest OCPP and ISO 15118 advances are enabled, constantly kept up to date, and ready to integrate into your chargers. Josev adds ease, saves time and cuts the cost of implementing ever-evolving industry standards. The result? You can focus your efforts where they matter and invest in what makes you different.

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sara

EV charger management for tomorrow’s charge point operators

Sara gives you detailed access to every charger component and sheds light on every message affecting your network, including conversations between EV and charger. Our API-first approach means you can pick from a range of plugins for things like predictive maintenance, smart charging and providing energy services to the grid.

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josev and sara together

Deeper insight, smarter decisions

Josev and Sara together give you control over everything in your network. This level of insight  – with remote diagnostics, troubleshooting and predictive maintenance – saves on the time and cost of maintaining your network. Sara, backed by protocol-packed Josev, gives you detailed analytics, a data-driven network, and service improvement reports. The upshot? Smart decision making. You know exactly what’s happening in real-time, meaning you get ahead of problems before they get ahead of you.

WHY SWITCH

Why choose Josev and Sara?

WHY SWITCH

Seamless EV charging experience, future-proofed

Deep insights, seamless charging and lower operational costs. That's what you get with Josev and Sara, as they both comply with ever-evolving industry standards. Access to every single detail of your EV chargers and charging data boosts your productivity and enables data-led business decisions.

Current Market offer

OCPP 1.6

Switch offer

OCPP 2.0.1

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Plug & Charge

Native integration, enabling drivers to charge simply by plugging in the cable

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1

Device model

Visualise all charger components in great detail and set rules for custom notifications

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1

Scalable transaction handling

Configurable transactions to better reflect a wide array of different use cases

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1

Advanced smart charging

Smart charging is enabled for both basic charging and ISO 15118

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1

Enhanced security

Two-way authentication and authorisation, and secure firmware updates

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1

Multiple authorization methods

Additional methods like credit card, PIN-code, and contract certificates (Plug & Charge)

OCPP 1.6
OCPP 2.0.1
WHY SWITCH

Flexible pricing
and unlimited support

Sara has a one-time build and integration cost based on what you need, plus a service fee billed per connector, per month.

There’s no extra charge for Switch support, which is unlimited.

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How to get started

We're here to make this process easy for you. To grab the benefits of Sara and Josev, all you need to do now is ping us a message with the name of your hardware supplier, and we’ll handle everything from there. Then? Your whole network will be speaking the same language. See more. Control everything.

Device Management
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Device Management

With OCPP 2.0.1 and the new device model concept, a station can automatically describe its full layout and capabilities to the cloud-based CSMS. This allows for plug-and-play installation of a charging station. It also lets the CSMS read and control any component remotely.

Sara
DEF:
Sara

Sara stands for Station Analytics and Remote Administration

OCA
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Open charge alliance

The Open Charge Alliance is the official body that specifies OCPP 2.0.1 and defines a set of certification profiles. Each profile tests a certain set of functionalities. Depending on the functionality of your charger or CSMS, you might want to certify for either a subset or all of these profiles.

CI/CD
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CI/CD

Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Scotti
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Scotti

Scotti stands for Simple Compliance Testing Tool for Interoperability.

EXI
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Efficient XML Interchange (EXI)

Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) is a very compact representation of XML. All ISO 15118 messages are defined in XML. EXI improves serialisation and parsing speed on embedded devices (like an EV and a charging station controller) and allows more efficient use of memory and battery life, compared to standard (textual) XML.

MQTT
DEF:
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)

The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a lightweight, publish-subscribe network protocol that transports messages between devices.

CSMS
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Charging Station Management System (CSMS)

A CSMS is a cloud-based management system operated by the company that is managing the charging stations. A charging station connects to a CSMS using OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol).

ACD-P
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Automated Connection Device (ACD)

Automated Connection Device (ACD), a conductive charging concept that doesn't require a person to plug in the charging cable. A first implementation is ACD-P, where 'P' stands for 'pantograph' charging of buses.

PLC
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Power line communication (PLC)

Power line communication, a communication technology that enables sending data over existing power cables.

SLAC
DEF:
Signal Level Attenuation Characterisation (SLAC)

Signal Level Attenuation Characterisation (SLAC) is based on power line communication (specifically HomePlug Green PHY) and is a protocol to establish the data link between the EV and the charging station via the charging cable.

CPO
DEF:
Charge Point Operator (CPO)

Charge Point Operator, the entity monitoring and managing an EV charger network.