The transition from traditional lighting to LED lighting has triggered a wave of innovation that will establish lighting as an Internet of Things (IoT) backbone in the building. High node density coupled with readily available power supply make lighting fixtures ideal nodes of a connected wireless mesh network. Self-powered sensors play a key role to […]
Today, it’s World Environment Day, designated by the United Nations to draw our attention on environmental challenges of our time. This day is certainly not the only but a good one to look at the cost of batteries, from an environmental point of view but also regarding the effort of replacing them. Batteries are part […]
This year, the EnOcean Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary. We spoke with Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, on the organization’s success story that started at Light+Building 2008, initiated by seven visionary companies. Graham, what was the idea to form the EnOcean Alliance? The goal was to establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable buildings. There […]
At one of the largest lighting trade shows, everything revolved around LED as the ever-present lighting source. However, an energy-efficient light is no longer the major demand; the market is heading toward human centric lighting. This makes our self-powered switch the perfect fit for personal control whereas maintenance-free sensors deliver the needed data for automation […]
Recently, the Korea Electronics Association (KEA), the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) and the EnOcean Alliance officially signed a MOU on the promotion of the self-powered Internet of Things (IoT) in Korea. This shows the unstoppable international spread of energy harvesting wireless solutions for the IoT – the only way to realize trillions of connected […]
Wieviel Energie steckt in einer Zitrone? Wie wird der eigene Körper zur Energiequelle für Funk? Bereits zum fünften Mal hatten wir technikinteressierte Schülerinnen bei uns zu Gast. Im Rahmen des diesjährigen Girls‘ Day erlebten sie, wie spannend die Berufsfelder Elektrotechnik, Mechanik und Softwareentwicklung sind. Neben etwas Theorie gab es vor allem Technik zum Anfassen und […]
In this video, Matthias Kassner, our Vice President Product Marketing, explains how EnOcean enables energy harvesting wireless switches – no batteries, no wires – sending Zigbee green power signals to control e.g. Philips Hue lights.