Empress Database Embedded into Proliphix Energy Monitor and Control Solutions
Empress Embedded is Faster, Easier to Use Than Open Source Databases
Beltsville, MD, September 15, 2010  - energy costs are spurring consumers, both
commercial and residential, to seek better, more efficient ways of managing and
controlling energy usage.  Proliphix, an
innovative manufacturer of inexpensive Internet-managed energy monitoring and
control solutions, is satisfying this growing demand for greener energy
consumption with updates to its Uniphy
Energy Control Solution (ECS), including the new UniVista Energy Manager
application and new Uniphy IMT550c/w
Proliphix is successfully
using the Empress Embedded Database in its Uniphy family of network
thermostats and remote management solutions to keep track of energy data.
and control systems are increasing in sophistication as forward thinking
manufacturers like Proliphix integrate smart technology into their
Looking for an ultra reliable,
small footprint, fast embedded database management system that they could
cost-effectively embed into their system, Proliphix chose the Empress Embedded
used two open source database software options for a new product line before
discovering the Empress database. Our previous databases could not provide the
performance we required without a lot of hand tuning of code, which was a
maintenance nightmare. We chose Empress for its ease of use and minimal
learning curve. Empress support was there every step of the way and allowed us
to get a test implementation running within a week. After we saw the immediate
performance improvement over the open source databases, we were sold,” comments
Aaron Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Proliphix.  “Empress delivered a custom installation
tailored to our Arm embedded product within weeks after the initial evaluation
period. In addition, their support team provided a performance review of our
database schema, which allowed us to significantly reduce our product's boot
We are very pleased with the
Empress product, even more so the support of the product.”
The Uniphy family of network thermostats and
remote management solutions deliver the features and benefits of a
sophisticated energy management system for not much more than the price of a
conventional programmable thermostat solution.
Empress share a common commitment to deliver solid, sophisticated solutions at
a fraction of the cost of similar solutions,” states John Kornatowski,
president of Empress Software.  “Empress
is pleased to work with Proliphix, an environmentally conscious company that is
shipping low cost, green energy solutions worldwide.”
The Proliphix Un Internet-Managed Energy Control Solution
is a sophisticated yet inexpensive energy management solution designed for the
small facility owner or operator. The Unip ECS provides remote HVAC
system monitoring and control for one or all facilities in an enterprise. Uniphy
ECS is ideally suited for light commercial facilities that require
comprehensive energy control at a fraction of the cost of conventional energy
management systems. Small business owners and operators are able to experience
aggressive returns on investment most often in less than a year.
products connect natively to the enterprise data infrastructure and communicate
to the Proliphix-hosted software application.
Large enterprises with multiple small facilities, can efficiently manage
their systems, process equipment and refrigeration units from a single, unified
interface from anywhere in the world.
Uniphy uses Empress Embedded
Database to monitor and store temperature data.
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About Empress Software Inc.
develops and supports the EMPRESS Embedded Database management system
worldwide. EMPRESS is a full-featured, high-performance database designed for
embedded developers working with Linux, Windows, UNIX and real-time operating
systems. EMPRESS has been utilized successfully in diverse embedded fields
including data acquisition & instrumentation,
networking & telecom, control & automation, automotive, security, and
military & defense For more information, check our web site at or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Empress at 301-220-1919.
Proliphix is the leading provider of Internet-managed energy
control systems. In 2004 Proliphix introduced the industry’s first IP-enabled
intelligent network thermostat. Today, Proliphix energy control solutions help
thousands of restaurant owners, retailers, franchises, schools and government
agencies improve HVAC control and reduce heating and cooling costs. For more
information, visit  www.proliphix.com.
Marketing Communications Manager
Empress Software, Inc.