March 24, 2014 09:00 ET

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

The Industry Leader Launches an Innovative Occupancy Sensor Portfolio Based Upon the Global Energy Harvesting Wireless Standard

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - The EnOcean Alliance welcomes WattStopper, a worldwide leader in energy efficient lighting controls for commercial use, as a new member. Concurrently, WattStopper released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits. This reinforces WattStopper's core objective of providing sustainable solutions tailored to specific customer needs.

The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of more than 350 companies worldwide that develop and promote solutions based on the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard. The Alliance ensures the interoperability of all over 1,200 EnOcean-based devices and offers its members a platform of vital exchange and partnership. The organization's main objective is to make the most effective use of intelligent control and automation to improve a building's carbon footprint while increasing comfort and safety.

As a member of the EnOcean Alliance, WattStopper will bring in its comprehensive experience and deep knowledge in energy-saving building projects to the organization's ecosystem. "Today, lighting control projects require a flexible approach that can easily be adapted to different purposes. The wireless and batteryless characteristics of the EnOcean standard contribute to our high quality products and offer customers a best-in-class solution," says Carlos Villalobos, Director of Product Marketing, WattStopper.

"WattStopper stands for energy efficient controls. We are excited to see this industry leader expanding its portfolio with the energy harvesting wireless standard," says Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance. "WattStopper always bears in mind the user's needs, thus setting high standards in the building market. The company's profound experience will bring exciting opportunities to the EnOcean ecosystem."

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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