has many applications today that receive little attention. These
include alerting emergency responders, summoning service staff in
companies and government agencies, and logistical coordination in
manufacturing businesses. e*Message not only works continuously to
improve the existing applications, but also studies promising potential
applications, many of which have yet to be developed and implemented.
e*Message devotes special attention to applications in the field of renewable energy sources. One example is the transmission of information about dynamically varying electricity prices to numerous households, which is necessary in order to use time-variable pricing to influence power consumption. Another application which is currently in preparation concerns the widespread control of small-scale power-consuming and producing equipment. This technology is now economically feasible and can be deployed in the short term. Such developments are driven by a strong recognition that economically practical solutions are necessary for the introduction and use of renewable energies: this has been one of the consequences of the events at Fukushima.