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Industry 4.0 saves energy.

In recent months and years, there have been so many things that most of us would never have thought possible: the never-ending COVID-19 pandemic, faltering supply chains, high inflation, and the war in Ukraine. Many previous political beliefs and economic concepts are being reconsidered in light of these events and are currently under scrutiny. More […]

building 4.0 for energy-efficiency

If the world has always been faced with multiple challenges, it seems that in recent years everything is accelerating, and we are more than ever facing major problems. Without going into detail, I believe that changes in demography, climate change or health crisis do already result in economic and social shifts. In my opinion, digitization […]

Smart Spaces for SMEs

Wired or wireless technology: Which is better for connected buildings? Intelligent work environments with demand-driven regulation of temperature, air quality, and lighting can have a positive effect on the comfort and well-being of employees, thus increasing their motivation and productivity. The things that large companies do in their smart spaces are becoming increasingly easier to […]

Intelligent buildings form the backbone of smart cities.

In recent years, we have gradually witnessed major changes in our societies worldwide. Determining factors are, for example, digitization, global warming or the changing demography including the aging population in many countries or migration effects. The current pandemic has just accelerated these transitions with a domino effect that forces us to analyze and act quickly. […]

Sustainability triangle energy harvesting

If there’s one topic that has been present over the last couple of decades, it’s sustainability. People are trying to act sustainably in the way they live, paying attention to recycling, consuming less plastic, using bikes and public transport instead of cars, and buying local goods. Companies have also acknowledged that this is something they […]

EnOcean developed strong partnerships for a greener future

The world is currently full of change and development, both positive and negative. Of course there is COVID-19 which has made a rather dramatic impact that at this time last year not many people would have expected. Also, there continues to be a growing awareness for the need to act more sustainably not only on […]

new work - risk or opportunity

A few weeks ago, I moderated our IoT workshop at the T-Systems Innovation Centre. As a keynote, the consulting company Eurocres gave us insights into the topic of “New Work” and showed analyses stating that we will need 30 to 50 % less office buildings in the future. There are several reasons for this: One major driver certainly is the current […]

EnOcean CO2 Monitoring

There is increasing evidence that carbon dioxide levels in buildings correlate strongly with the airborne spread of infection. Consequently, CO2 monitors could act as the “canary in the coalmine” to mitigate the coronavirus threat. Carbon dioxide is generated by the exhaled air of people who stay indoors. Alongside CO2 at a concentration around 40,000 parts […]

Gebäudenutzung nach Corona - Smart Spaces

EnOcean hat zum zweiten Mal in Folge einen höchst spannenden Workshop zum Thema IoT im Gebäude und damit verbundene Smart Spaces organisiert. Das Teilnehmerfeld war hochkarätig besetzt mit Experten u.a. von Apleona, Arrow, Aruba, CWS, Dussmann, Eltako, Eurocres, Goldbeck, Microsoft, Sedus, Siemens, Spie und T-Systems. Natürlich stand der gesamte Austausch unter dem Vorzeichen der Corona-Pandemie. […]

Energy Harvesting und NFC für Smart Buildings

Abgesehen vom alles beherrschenden Coronavirus bewegt der Klimawandel nach wie vor die Menschen. Gesellschaft, Politik, aber auch jeder einzelne ist aufgefordert einen Beitrag zu leisten. Darüber hinaus lohnt sich der Blick auf innovative Technologien, die helfen den Klimawandel zu bekämpfen. Ein Beispiel dafür sind energieautarke Funksensoren, die mithilfe der ressourcenschonenden Energy Harvesting-Technologie die Daten liefern, […]

EnOcean und Aruba verbinden IoT und IT

Jeder von uns kennt das sicherlich: Wir gehen in ein Restaurant, einen Laden, ein Shoppingcenter, ein Museum und sofort können wir unser Smartphone mit dem dort verfügbaren W-LAN verbinden. Meistens machen wir uns darüber keinerlei Gedanken und nehmen es als selbstverständlich hin. Eher wundern wir uns, wenn mal kein neues Wi-Fi-Netzwerk beim Betreten eines öffentlichen […]

Modular buildings are the key to help medical facilities in the Covid-19 crises.

The coronavirus crisis has brought profound change across the globe. The sheer scale of the pandemic puts enormous stress on healthcare systems everywhere. Medical facilities, from hospitals to care homes and housing for vulnerable people – all are focussed on limiting the spread and human impact of Covid-19. This crisis has developed very quickly, and, […]

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