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EnOcean Alliance

January 15, 2014 09:00 ET

EnOcean Alliance Appoints New Business Development Director for North America

Tom James, Senior Business Development Professional, Supports EnOcean Alliance Members and Their Activities in the NorAm Region

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2014) - The EnOcean Alliance, one of the world's fastest growing technical alliances, has announced the appointment of Tom James as its Business Development Director for North America. In his new position, Tom will actively support the region's EnOcean Alliance members in projects, trainings and events. In addition, he will educate the market and the public on the benefits of energy harvesting wireless control solutions in energy-efficient buildings to advance awareness and demand for EnOcean-based products and services.

Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in pioneering innovative, energy efficient lighting products in the commercial lighting industry. As National Business Development Manager at Tambient, one of the first Alliance members in North America, he was responsible for the education of industry thought leaders, utilities, and end users across the US. He created numerous award-winning projects based on next generation office lighting systems and helped pioneer the creation of a self-powered, wireless lighting control system for Tambient.

Forward thinking solutions
"I'm excited to welcome Tom to the EnOcean Alliance team. His extensive experience in new product market development and broad knowledge of the commercial efficiency marketplace, helps him to understand our member's core business needs and deliver valuable support to them," says Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.

"Over the years, I've worked with many Alliance members to develop integrated lighting and HVAC control solutions based on the EnOcean standard. I look forward to applying that project field experience in support of our member's efforts to market their forward thinking control and automation solutions in the North American marketplace," Tom said. "Smart, energy-efficient buildings have become a major priority for the government, our public utilities and society as a whole in the US. The EnOcean Alliance member companies are paving the way with innovative technology to achieve ambitious goals for a significantly improved carbon footprint."

Alliance of industry leaders
The EnOcean Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes the interoperable, international EnOcean wireless standard, which helps to make buildings smarter and more energy-efficient. The basis for the communication standard resides in the ability for EnOcean-enabled devices to harvest energy from their surrounding environment, like motion, indoor light or temperature differentials. These ultra-low power products are therefore able to be self-powered and don't need to rely on batteries, which makes them maintenance-free. Currently 350 leading companies worldwide belong to the Alliance, providing more than 1,200 interoperable products. In recent months, several additional industry leaders have joined the EnOcean Alliance, including Schneider Electric, LIXIL Corporation, Toshiba, Helvar or Hubbell.

About EnOcean Alliance

Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects - and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 350 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California.

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