At the end of October 2015, SMA discontinued some of its communication solutions such as the Sunny WebBox. Basically, the introduction of SMA Webconnect and Speedwire communication has led to a slump in demand for monitoring devices that communicate with inverters via RS485. Every new Sunny Boy is fitted with a Webconnect interface as standard, enabling a simple and cost-effective connection to Sunny Places and Sunny Portal without the need for any additional devices. This means that new systems are equipped with all the basic monitoring functions.
In addition, SMA is also examining the possibility of combining existing systems using RS485 communication with current and new communication solutions that include advanced functions and services. As soon as we have a decision on this, we will notify customers immediately.