EnOcean at the Smart Buildings Show 2019: Energy harvesting wireless sensors for energy-efficient buildings and modular homes
Oberhaching/London – October 7, 2019
At Smart Buildings Show 2019 (October 9-10, Olympia, London, UK), industry experts will discuss smart buildings delivering services that make occupants productive at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. At booth #D21, EnOcean will be demonstrating its latest developments for energy harvesting wireless switches and sensors that provide the data needed for an optimised usage of building space and monitoring internal environments. These flexible, self-powered and maintenance-free solutions are also the ideal home automation fit for the emerging trend of modular homes.
At booth #D21, visitors to the show can instantly experience how such systems look like: Eltako Electronics, an EnOcean Alliance Promoter member, will be showing its comprehensive product portfolio of intelligent and sustainable smart home and building automation solutions based on the EnOcean technology.
EnOcean uses the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings (motion, light and temperature differences), to power wireless switches and sensors. As a result, they are both self-powered and maintenance-free and can be placed flexibly as well as adjusted or expanded at anytime. Depending on the application, the products use the EnOcean (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X), Bluetooth® or Zigbee international standards for wireless communication. The EnOcean energy harvesting wireless technology is already proven in around 1,000,000 buildings worldwide, from factories to offices and multi-occupancy buildings as well as smart homes.
Data for digitised buildings
Networked with IoT cloud platforms, self-powered sensors supply the needed raw data in real time to intelligent control systems, which are the basis for digitalised buildings and facilities services. This enables for example a demand-based efficient energy usage, optimised room utilisation management, asset management or even analysing the use of devices and furniture for a more flexible and comfortable working environment. More information on a self-powered IoT can be found at www.enocean.com/en/technology/self-powered-internet-of-things.
Flexible automation for modular homes
Rising populations and changing demographics have created housing shortages across the world. Modular housing based on factory automation principles is a trend in the UK to respond to this challenge. It’s a solution that dovetails perfectly with home automation using energy harvesting wireless controls and sensors. This enables resource-saving, self-powered switches and sensors to be used to flexibly control applications for home automation and ambient assisted living. More information on EnOcean energy harvesting smart home solutions is available at www.enocean.com/en/internet-of-things-applications/smart-home-and-home-automation.
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, Bluetooth® and Zigbee. 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 EnOcean-enabled products in one million buildings around the world.