Interoperability of different end-products based on EnOcean technology is an important success factor for establishment of the technology on the market. For this reason EnOcean Alliance pursues standardization of communication profiles, ensuring that sensors from one manufacturer can communicate with receiver gateways of another, for example.

End-users thus have the entire product portfolio - enabled by EnOcean - at their disposal. And product manufacturers can focus on their own special field.

Profiles of existing and upcoming types of equipment are defined in the following download document. Refer back to EnOcean Alliance about adding other profiles.

Specification:

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has ratified a new standard – ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 – for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption. It is the first and only wireless standard that is also optimized for energy harvesting solutions and, therefore, for EnOcean's self-powered wireless technology. Together with the EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEPs) drawn up by the EnOcean Alliance, this international standard lays the foundation for fully interoperable, open wireless technology comparable to standards such as Bluetooth and WiFi. The standard can be downloaded from www.iso.org.

The new standard is geared to wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks with ultra-low power consumption. It also includes sensor networks that utilize energy harvesting technology to draw energy from their surroundings – for example from motion, light or temperature differences. This principle enables electronic control systems to be used that work independently of an external power supply. EnOcean-based products are currently installed in over 250,000 buildings around the world.

New market potential for energy harvesting

International standardization will accelerate the development and implementation of energy-optimized wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks. It will also open up new markets and areas of application for energy harvesting solutions. In addition to the already established markets for home and building technology, there will be further uses ranging from the smart home, smart metering and the smart grid to solutions for industry, logistics and transport.

Field proven standard for maximum interoperability

Members of the EnOcean Alliance have already introduced more than 1,200 EnOcean-based, interoperable products, all of which comply with the new standard. Developers and manufacturers can therefore benefit from the Alliance's extensive practical experience, huge product range and installed base, and many years of user education. The EnOcean Alliance draws up the specifications for the applications based on the standard. These EEPs (EnOcean Equipment Profiles) ensure the interoperability of products from different vendors. They are optimized for ultra-low energy consumption and are therefore the ideal, tried and tested complement to the new wireless standard. This means that smart, energy-efficient automation solutions can be realized that are non-proprietary and industry-neutral.

EnOcean wireless technology is already a firmly established technology for green, smart buildings and applications. The EnOcean Alliance sees the ratification of the international ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 standard as one of the key prerequisites for expanding the already highly successful, fast-growing EnOcean ecosystem.

Technical specifications

The standard covers OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) layers 1-3, being the physical, data link and networking layers. The full title of the standard is: ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 Information technology -- Home Electronic Systems (HES) -- Part 3-10: Wireless Short-Packet (WSP) protocol optimized for energy harvesting -- Architecture and lower layer protocols.

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