San Jose (CA), USA/ Oberhaching, Germany – November 22, 2016
Xicato, an established manufacturer and thought leader in intelligent, connected light sources, and EnOcean, the global leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, today announce out-of-the-box interoperability between the Xicato Intelligent Module, Generation 4 (XIM Gen4) and the EnOcean 2.4 GHz BLE portfolio of battery-free, energy-harvesting switches. Together with complementary sensors soon to be available from Xicato and others, these products create a simple, cost-effective solution for California Title 24 and other building code requirements. This solution will be demonstrated in the EnOcean booth #40464 at the CES show in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2017.
“Xicato and EnOcean have been working together for over a year on this project,” said Menko de Roos, CEO of Xicato. “The almost simultaneous launch of XIM Gen4 and EnOcean’s compatible Bluetooth switch creates instant lighting solutions that meet and transcend building codes to deliver highly customizable, cost-effective, wirelessly controlled lighting environments of all types.”
“Xicato and EnOcean share the commitment to industry leadership in wireless lighting control and the Internet of Things (IoT),” says Dr. Wald Siskens, CEO at EnOcean. “The combination of EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless switches with the powerful features of the XIM Gen4 allows users to create and control simple or complex lighting scenes and effects, and enables simple, flexible installation of lighting applications. Our solutions enable wireless, maintenance-free control and eliminate the complexity and cost associated with wired or battery-powered wireless solutions.”
Xicato XIM and XTM modules are the light sources of choice for some of the world’s finest museums, retail stores, hotels and residences. XIM Gen4 is available in fixtures from several lighting manufacturers, some of which will be part of the demo in the EnOcean booth. XIM Gen4 can be programmed to respond to any combination of Bluetooth Low Energy switches, motion and lux sensors, and even 1-10V or DALI wired control. Groups, scenes, and “states” are easy to program into the XIM’s themselves, eliminating the need for dedicated hubs or controllers.
Xicato designs and develops light sources and electronics that enable architects, designers and building managers to create beautiful, smart spaces in which people love to live and work. With thousands of installations around the globe, Xicato continues to be a leading supplier of high quality lighting solutions. Xicato is defining the future of intelligent light sources by integrating electronics, software and connectivity. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Xicato has offices in China, Japan, Europe and the US. For further information visit www.xicato.com.
EnOcean GmbH is the pioneer of energy harvesting. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, with its subsidiary in Salt Lake City, UT, the company delivers valuable data for the Internet of Things (IoT) with its resource-saving technology. For more than 20 years, EnOcean has been producing maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors, which gain their energy from the surroundings – from movement, light or temperature. The combination of miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low power electronics and robust radio technology based on open standards (EnOcean, Zigbee and Bluetooth®) forms the foundation for digitized buildings, services and production processes in the IoT. The self-powered solutions are used in building automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and industrial applications. As an innovation driver, EnOcean is a strong partner for more than 350 leading product manufacturers and has already completed more than a million buildings worldwide with energy harvesting solutions.
For more information, please visit www.enocean.de
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