EnOcean and Wirepas join forces to deliver self-powered wireless Bluetooth® switches with Mesh connectivity
Oberhaching, Germany, March 29, 2018
Wirepas, a pioneer in scalable and simple-to-use device connectivity, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, team up to offer self-powered wireless lighting control solutions for Bluetooth® lighting systems with Mesh network connectivity. At Light+Building 2018 (March 18-23, 2018; Frankfurt am Main, Germany), visitors to the show already had the chance to experience how modern LED lighting solutions can benefit from the natural fit of proven energy harvesting technology and Mesh connectivity.
The combination of EnOcean´s Easyfit Bluetooth® switches and Wirepas Mesh network enables the development of new innovative applications for modern lighting solutions worldwide. The integration of Easyfit switches into Wirepas Mesh allows an optimal, maintenance-free control of lighting systems.
Wirepas Mesh is a wireless, low-power IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate and identify lights, sensors, beacons, assets, machines and meters in cities, buildings, industry, logistics and energy – with unprecedented scale, density, flexibility and reliability. It can be used on any radio hardware and on any frequency band.
Wirepas Mesh is a next generation wide-area mesh network that is ideally suited for use in Massive IoT applications. Commercialized following 10 years of research in academia, this software solution provides highly scalable, reliable wireless connectivity for IoT devices operating in any frequency band. It is deployed at scale (millions of devices) in production use cases today. Inspired by nature, Wirepas Mesh is fully de-centralized - all decisions regarding the most efficient use of spectrum are made locally by the networked devices. The network is fully operational without any additional network infrastructure.
Self-powered wireless Bluetooth® switches from EnOcean
Self-powered wireless wall switches for Bluetooth® lighting control systems from EnOcean enable the development of maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications. Easyfit switches with Near Field Communication (NFC) make it possible to come up with simple or complex lighting scenes and effects and enable easy, flexible installation of lighting applications. Easyfit switches are already deployed in hundreds of lighting applications worldwide, helping to make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost.
“With this collaboration we have gained a strong partner to further expand the ecosystem of energy harvesting wireless solutions, supporting our aim to create connected self-powered LED lighting solutions for Bluetooth® systems,” says Andreas Schneider, CEO at EnOcean. “Through our partnership with Wirepas, we have taken another important step toward modern LED lighting control for worldwide usage. Our self-powered and wireless Easyfit switches combined with Wirepas Mesh network running on a variety of readily available Bluetooth chipsets enable wireless, easy to install, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control based on our proven energy harvesting technology.”
“We are very focused on developing and providing the world’s best mesh technology. We believe in the power of ecosystems that together enable turn-key solutions for end users. This is exactly what the partnership with EnOcean is about – combining unique competencies and technologies for the benefit of all”, says Sebastian Linko, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Wirepas.
The self-powered Internet of Things
Combining new technologies such as Wirepas Mesh with EnOcean´s more than 15 years of experience in energy-harvesting, ultra-low power wireless communication and energy management, EnOcean enables exciting new applications for their customer’s sensor solutions for LED lighting applications. EnOcean´s Easyfit Bluetooth switches use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings, to enable self-powered wireless sensor networks. The modules are based on miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light or temperature differences into electrical energy.
Wirepas Mesh enables wireless IoT networking at massive scale. It is a de-centralized IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate and identify lights, sensors, beacons, assets, machines and meters in cities, buildings, industry, logistics and energy – with unprecedented scale, density, flexibility and reliability. It can be used on any radio hardware and on any frequency band. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States. www.wirepas.com
About Easyfit by EnOcean
Easyfit is a brand of EnOcean GmbH, the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Easyfit products are self-powered switches and sensors that use wireless standards such as EnOcean and Bluetooth® to make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The Easyfit products are based on miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low power electronics and robust radio technology in open standards. For more information, please visit www.easyfit-controls.com
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the brand names Dolphin and Easyfit. 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 lighting 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.
Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations
T +358 (0)40 023 6607
Gina Klute, PR Manager, EnOcean GmbH
T +49 (0)89 67 34 689-76
gina.klute @ enocean.com