Data lays the foundation for applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s collected by trillions of sensors and enables for example the digitization of buildings. The easier the sensor data can be transmitted to the cloud or on premise the better. EnOcean bridges this gap with the EnOcean IoT Connector.
The software translates the sensor data into a ready-to-use format for IoT applications and data-driven businesses. It comes as a Docker container. And it’s as simple as this: The IoT Connector can use the existing IT infrastructure to collect your data, process it and feeds them to your application. And most importantly – there is no middleman between you and your data.
The EnOcean IoT Connector is designed to deliver all necessary information for IoT applications provided by wireless sensors which are based on the EnOcean protocol. The protocol enables the wireless sensors to run with ultra-low power. They draw the power to operate from their surrounding using energy harvesting technology. Thus, the sensors are self-powered and work maintenance-free. Examples of sensor-based data collection in a smart building:
The deployment of the IoT Connector requires no additional hardware costs when an already existing infrastructure is used, for example Aruba Wi-Fi Access Points. All that is needed to send EnOcean IoT data is an EnOcean USB stick plugged into a Wi-Fi Access Point from Aruba.
The Aruba Access Points talk directly to the IoT Connector running as part of the infrastructure or the final data destination, so no additional gateways are needed. With this complete scenario, customers have exclusive control over the data flow.
Upgrading the existing building infrastructure with the Aruba solution is particularly cost-saving. Other options include low-cost EnOcean gateways based on NB-IoT, LTE or wired solutions, for example. There is no processing, hosting or complex computing on site. The data is forwarded to the EnOcean loT Connector in raw format (ESP3 – EnOcean Serial Protocol 3).
The EnOcean IoT Connector does all the processing of the data collected by wireless sensors. It has never been easier to build custom-made dashboards in IoT applications to analyze and visualize data in buildings.
Try out new IoT applications now or do quick and cost-efficient proof of concepts (PoCs) to evaluate the benefits of IoT projects. Do you have any questions?