Close collaboration in further developing the EnOcean wireless standard
San Ramon, CA, USA – January 22, 2019 – The EnOcean Alliance and Eltako strengthen their collaboration and work together to promote the development of smart building solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard.
Headquartered in Fellbach near Stuttgart, Germany, Eltako has stood for experience, expertise and quality in developing and manufacturing innovative products for building installation and control technology for more than 70 years. Eltako Smart Home Professional – the smart system in buildings – is based on the global EnOcean wireless standard. The self-powered and thus maintenance-free radio switches and window/door contacts with energy generators are exclusive EnOcean highlights. Eltako carries a total of more than 300 innovative wireless products as well as an extensive range of switches in four design lines based on the EnOcean technology. The EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X) on the sub 1 GHz band is an excellent choice for use in buildings, thanks to its range of up to 30 meters.
The EnOcean Alliance, which has more than 400 members worldwide, is one of the most successful alliances in the area of smart building control. The non-profit organization standardizes and develops intelligent building solutions with integrated energy harvesting technology. Its Board of Directors brings together representatives of leading international solution providers in the areas of building automation, the smart home and the Internet of Things (IoT), including BSC Computer, Digital Concepts, EnOcean, IBM, Honeywell, Vertuoz by Engie and Vicos.
Clear endorsement of the EnOcean standard
“Eltako has belonged to the EnOcean Alliance for ten years now and is currently one of the leading players in our ecosystem. The company has extensive experience in using the EnOcean technology, which makes smart homes and intelligent buildings safer, more comfortable and more energy-efficient as part of complete solutions. On this basis and with its clear endorsement of the EnOcean wireless standard, Eltako is an ideal addition to our Board of Directors,” explains Graham Martin, Chairman and CEO of the EnOcean Alliance.
Ulrich Ziegler, Assistant to the General Manager of Eltako GmbH, adds, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work even more closely with the EnOcean Alliance. After all, we have relied on the EnOcean wireless standard for more than ten years. Our inclusion among the promoters of the EnOcean Alliance confirms and strengthens this evolved collaborative relationship. In its role of promoter, Eltako continues to play an active role in further developing the technology, so that together we can meet the challenges of the smart home market.”
About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector formed the EnOcean Alliance to establish innovative maintenance-free wireless solutions for the Internet of Things, which are used for automation solutions for sustainable building projects – making buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and more cost effective. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 400 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California.
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