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December 08, 2016 08:00 ET

CES 2017: EnOcean exhibits self-powered wireless switches and sensors for the Internet of Things

At Sands #40464, EnOcean will be demonstrating self-powered wireless switches and sensors, powered by their surroundings thanks to energy harvesting technology, providing reliable data for intelligent buildings and the Internet of Things

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2016) - At International CES 2017 (Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2017) EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be demonstrating self-powered wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). At Sands #40464, the company will be showing their extensive Dolphin portfolio, including wireless switches, sensors and actuators, powered by energy through motion, light and temperature and based on open wireless standards like EnOcean, ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy. The energy harvesting devices enable highly flexible, maintenance-free applications for use in building automation, smart homes, industrial automation and lighting control worldwide. In combination with IoT systems, these self-powered solutions help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, more energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective.

The self-powered Internet of Things

Networked devices form the basis of the Internet of Things. They process large volumes of sensor data to make our everyday lives easier, safer and more comfortable. EnOcean's self-powered wireless sensors are the eyes and ears of the IoT, as they collect the required data to operate large numbers of IoT devices efficiently, without any need of a battery.

At this year's CES, EnOcean will be demonstrating four cutting-edge solutions with leading industry partners based on open standards.

IBM and EnOcean to bring sensors to the cloud for IoT applications in sub 1 GHz

To further develop self-powered wireless solutions with EnOcean radio standard in sub 1 GHz for the Internet of Things, EnOcean is in close collaboration with IBM, a strong partner with longstanding expertise in cloud-based services and IoT. EnOcean is proud to be one of the first IBM Business Partners to use the mark "Ready for IBM Watson IoT".

Together with IBM's Watson IoT Platform, a fully managed, cloud-hosted service, self-powered EnOcean-based sensors enable maintenance-free solutions for Real Estate Management to increase operational, financial and environmental performance of facilities. Standardized sensor profiles help ensure the interoperability of more than 1,500 products from the EnOcean eco-system, making it possible to develop interoperable system solutions. These solutions can be used in asset management, ambient assisted living projects, insurance or hotel and campus projects, giving maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors based on EnOcean technology.

EnOcean Smart Home Solution

Together with its partner Digital Concepts, EnOcean is developing self-powered wireless solutions using the Smart EnOcean gateway from Digital Concepts for consumer applications in sub 1 GHz. The Smart EnOcean gateway ensures communication between the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard and the IP protocol, which forms the basis for integrating the data of energy harvesting wireless sensors into cross-standard, open platforms. This enables a fully interoperable network, in which collected data can be used to intelligently control different devices such as fridges, coffee machines, and multimedia, directly via battery-less switches, sensors or smart phones. At CES 2017, EnOcean will demonstrate how their sensors are used in smart home solutions.

Xicato and EnOcean cooperate for self-powered lighting solutions for Bluetooth Low Energy systems in 2.4 GHz

Together with Xicato, an established manufacturer and thought leader in intelligent, connected light sources, EnOcean is developing self-powered wireless solutions for Bluetooth Low Energy systems in 2.4 GHz for global usage in smart homes and for modern lighting control. The combination of EnOcean's energy harvesting wireless switches with the features of Xicato's LED lighting modules allows users to create and control simple or complex lighting scenes and effects, and enable simple, flexible installation of lighting applications. These solutions enable wireless, maintenance-free control and eliminate the complexity and cost associated with wired or battery-powered wireless solutions. These self-powered lighting solutions are used in some of the world's finest museums, retail stores, hotels and residences.

Philips and EnOcean collaborate for maintenance-free 2.4 GHz ZigBee lighting solutions

EnOcean partnered with Philips, a world leading manufacturer of lighting applications, to develop self-powered lighting solutions for ZigBee systems on the 2.4 GHz band for use in consumer and commercial lighting applications. These flexible, wireless solutions are especially suitable for consumer-applications to control LED lighting systems. The Philip's Hue tap switch, for example, is a self-powered wireless switch, which is the ideal maintenance-free control for the Philips Hue lighting system for LED consumer lighting.

Self-powered wireless solutions

"With our 15 years experience in energy-harvesting technology, we extended our Dolphin-Portfolio to enable self-powered wireless sensor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), based on open standards", says Andreas Schneider, co-founder and CMO of EnOcean. "To bring sensors to the cloud, EnOcean's self-powered wireless sensors are crucial for collecting large amounts of reliable sensor information. In close collaboration with strong partners, we will continue developing exciting new self-powered, maintenance-free applications for our customer's sensor solutions in the Internet of Things."

At CES 2017, EnOcean will be demonstrating their new batteryless Bluetooth Low Energy switch module PTM 215B with Near Field Communication (NFC) for BLE-based lighting systems on the 2.4 GHz band. The integrated NFC capability makes it easy to configure the switch through direct contact with NFC-capable devices, without any manual actuation.
 For the first time, EnOcean will be showing examples of solar-powered Beacons for 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy systems.

Visitors to the show can experience self-powered wireless solutions based on energy harvesting technology from EnOcean at the following booths:
DigitalStrom (Sands, #40139), EnOcean Alliance at Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) (Sands, #40930) and at Ubiant (#41363), Gooee (Booth: Suite 30-126 Venetian Tower - Suite 30-126), MyFox (Sands, #40944), NodOn (Sands, #40248), Ubiant (Sands, #41363) and Zipato (Sands, #40227).

Together with its partner Casambi, EnOcean will be demonstrating wireless lighting control solutions using Bluetooth Low Energy at the booth of Nordic Semiconductor (Sands, #44744) on January 6, 2017.

About EnOcean

EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the Dolphin brand. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes and LED light control. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy. Leading product manufacturers have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for the past 15 years and have installed the products in several hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world.

For more information, please visit www.enocean.com.

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