Interoperability of different end-products is an important success factor in establishing self-powered sensor solutions on the market. For this reason EnOcean Alliance pursues the standardization of communication profiles (EnOcean Equipment Profiles - EEPs), ensuring that sensors from one manufacturer can communicate with receiver gateways of another, for example. End-users thus have the entire product portfolio of self-powered wireless switches, sensors and controls at their disposal.
EnOcean wireless standard optimized for self-powered wireless devices
The EnOcean wireless 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. The EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/ IEC 14543-3-1X) in sub 1GHz is optimized for use in buildings, as a radio range of 30m indoors is possible.