SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - The EnOcean Alliance continues its growth path and welcomes LIXIL Corporation as its 350th member. The Japanese giant in the living and housing solutions area is one of several industry leaders who have joined the organization in the past few months, including Helvar, Hubbell, NEC, VIMAR and Toshiba. This growing interest from world leading companies shows the strong traction that the energy harvesting wireless standard is gaining worldwide for building automation and smart home systems as well as for consumer appliances.
The EnOcean Alliance is now present in 37 countries on all five continents. More than 1,200 products and solutions follow the energy harvesting approach which frees wireless devices from batteries and maintenance. Today, there are energy harvesting wireless installations in several hundred thousand building projects worldwide.
"I am very proud to welcome LIXIL, this major global player, into the EnOcean Alliance. It shows that the limitation of batteries when connecting a large number of distributed devices, even in a residential environment, encourages the breakthrough of energy harvesting wireless solutions. People around the world recognize the unique advantage of energy-autonomous sensing solutions," comments Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, on the persistent growth of the organization. "The new members also increase the innovation strength of the Alliance's ecosystem. This results in new batteryless applications that can solve many challenges of everyday life."
Extension of worldwide activities in 2014
In 2014, the EnOcean Alliance will expand its worldwide activities in Europe, North America and Asia to take account of the growing international interest on energy harvesting wireless solutions. Besides its presence at a number of key events around the world, the Alliance is planning on introducing training programs and road shows for installers, system integrators or facility managers. This goes along with new certification programs to enhance product interoperability. All activities offer the EnOcean Alliance members a worldwide platform to present their latest product innovations, for vital partnerships, technical know-how transfer and joint marketing activities.
Batteryless wireless solutions require no maintenance and offer high flexibility in intelligent control systems. The basis is EnOcean energy harvesting wireless technology that powers sensors, switches and even the movement of heating valves by collecting energy from the surrounding environments such as motion, indoor/outdoor light and temperature differentials. The EnOcean wireless protocol is ratified as the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10. All companies that develop and promote products and solutions based on the EnOcean standard are organized in the EnOcean Alliance.
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. 350 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California.