Munich – May 14, 2019

EnOcean products use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings (motion, light and temperature differences) to power wireless switches and sensors for maintenance-free applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) for digitized buildings, in smart homes and for intelligent LED lighting control. EnOcean is an experienced partner for hundreds of leading product manufacturers worldwide which rely on its established energy harvesting technology platform consisting of energy harvesters, ultra-low power electronics, energy management and ultra-low power radio. Depending on the application, the self-powered products use the international standards EnOcean (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X), Zigbee or Bluetooth® for wireless communication.

Criteria for acceptance into the Forbes Technology Council include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Andreas Schneider into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Andreas has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Andreas will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, EnOcean will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I’m very excited about being accepted into the Forbes Technology Council of industry leading experts,” said Andreas Schneider, CEO of EnOcean. “This platform gives a great insight into the technology trends of today and tomorrow and is a barometer of our future life. I’m delighted about my invitation to this community of innovative minds and looking forward to an inspiring exchange, contributing our more than 15 years of experience in energy harvesting wireless technology.”

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About EnOcean

EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets self-powered wireless sensor solutions for maintenance-free applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and outdoor environmental monitoring. 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®. Over 350 leading product manufacturers worldwide have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for more than 15 years and have installed the products in one million buildings around the world.

Press Contact

Angelika Dester EnOcean GmbH
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