The guiding theme of ISH 2017 (14th-18th March, Frankfurt am Main) is 'energy efficiency and comfort in buildings.' At booth B69 in hall 10.3, the EnOcean Alliance, along with 14 of its members, is to present energy harvesting wireless solutions for building automation and the smart home.
A collaboration has been announced between Casambi and EnOcean. EnOcean has newly developed a batteryless Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) switch module with Near Field Communication (NFC) that expands its range of energy-harvesting wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Energy harvesting wireless modules and white label products are to be offered by EnOcean under the brand name 'Dolphin – Self-powered IoT by EnOcean' in the future. The Dolphin portfolio includes energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building automation and smart homes with EnOcean wireless technology on the sub 1GHz band.
EnOcean Link is a middleware for energy harvesting wireless networks. It transforms EnOcean telegrams into ready-for-use data which eases the integration of energy harvesting wireless solutions into a wide range of applications and networks, thus facilitating the development of deeply interconnected systems. Using EnOcean Link as a web service via the Internet moves the effort of processing to the cloud, enabling lightweight cost-efficient gateways, for example.
Energy harvesting technology is reaching maturity and when coupled with low-power wireless solutions it allows OEMs to explore the possibilities of an entirely new flexible and robust control domain. Frank Schmidt, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of EnOcean, explores more in this article from ES Design magazine.
Control Network Solutions has developed an EnOcean Ethernet wireless transceiver driver for Niagara AX. Integrating the CNS-EnOcean driver, Niagara system integrators can use Niagara AX to easily discover and commission EnOcean-based energy harvesting wireless networks.
With EnOcean Link, EnOcean has launched the first middleware for energy harvesting wireless technology. OEMs can now integrate EnOcean technology easier and faster into a wide range of applications and systems, such as those in smart homes.
With the ECO 200, EnOcean is launching the third generation of its mechanical energy converters. Combined with the PTM 330 transmitter module the result is an entire system for batteryless wireless operations. This new pairing creates an optimum basis for speedy and simple implementation of energy harvesting switching solutions.
The EnOcean Alliance, together with supporting partners Alpha Micro, Ecologix Controls and EnOcean, will show an impressive portfolio of wireless products on stand S400 at Ecobuild, 20-22 March 2012, ExCel London.