EnOcean Alliance to exhibit at Realcomm/IBcon 2018: self-powered wireless solutions driving forward the digitalization of intelligent buildings

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Together with three member companies, the organization will be presenting the advantages of an interoperable eco-system of maintenance-free sensor solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard for professional automation of commercial buildings.

San Ramon, CA, USA/Las Vegas, NV, USA – May 9, 2018 – At the Realcomm/IBcon 2018 (Las Vegas, June 6-7, 2018), the EnOcean Alliance together with three of its members will demonstrate how self-powered wireless sensor solutions will help to advance the digitalization of buildings worldwide. At the EnOcean Alliance booth #2017, the member companies EnOcean with its product brand Dolphin, Molex and Titus will showcase interoperable solutions highlighting the benefits of digitalization across all areas within a building automation system such as intelligent lighting and HVAC control as well as energy management. Real Estate and facility manager companies are changing towards data-driven service models. EnOcean Alliance solutions can offer the greatest flexibility and lowest lifetime cost by combining the ease to install wireless solutions with maintenance free operations, using energy harvesting technologies. In addition, the EnOcean Alliance offers the advantages of an extensive and established ecosystem of interoperable energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions that are available to intelligent buildings worldwide. These solutions help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective.

Breaking down the barriers of isolated applications, the interoperable EnOcean Alliance ecosystem of more than 400 member companies and over 1,500 products offer integrated systems that connect several building applications and at the same time collects raw sensor data to build innovative cloud based services.

Maintenance-free sensor solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard

Despite the huge improvements already realized, there is still huge scope for building automation to drive efficiency in building use. The majority of offices are only 60%-70% occupied during a working day and the majority of Real Estate is used less than 50% of the time. Digitalization is the key for buildings worldwide, helping facility managers to increase comfort, productivity and efficiency of the building. The Internet of Things adds new dimensions to classic building automation by transmitting sensor data to cloud-based IT platforms that link the data with other information available on the Internet and smart data analysis tools.

Self-powered wireless sensor solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X) introduced by the EnOcean Alliance, are perfectly suited to generate reliable sensor data, further enhancing the energy performance of buildings and driving digital transition in buildings forward. This will result in innovative solutions and new service models evolving as well as bringing up new chances for building owners, insurance companies, facility managers and users.

“In terms of digitalization of buildings, self-powered wireless solutions are essential to connect all areas within a building automation system, while at the same time simplifying installation and increasing flexibility and efficiency. Generating a large amount of reliable data and using it for building optimization, provides Real Estate and Facility Management companies with maintenance-free solutions to unlock the full potential of intelligent buildings and offer a better service to their customers. Attending Realcomm/IBcon together with partners from the EnOcean Alliance is a great opportunity to showcase the benefits of the proven EnOcean ecosystem in driving the digital transition of buildings forward,” says Hajo Siemers, Vice Chairman EnOcean Alliance.

Self-powered wireless solutions for intelligent buildings

At booth#2017, the EnOcean Alliance and three of its member companies will demonstrate maintenance-free sensor solutions for commercial buildings:

The company EnOcean will be showcasing its Dolphin product portfolio, including kinetic and solar powered wireless modules that allow product manufacturers and service companies to develop reliable and maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for global use in building automation, smart homes, LED light control and industrial applications. EnOcean’s ultra low power system architecture combined with smart energy harvesters and high performance radio technology is the perfect basis for reliable sensor data driving IoT solutions in buildings. With its extensive range of wireless modules, white label products and advisory services for building automation, EnOcean is the ideal partner for Internet of Things (IoT) product, solution and service providers.

Molex, an expert in digital lighting and IoT, will be presenting their Transcend Network Connected Lighting System. Transcend is a complete, robust system comprising Cisco® networking technology, enabling a secure network communication via a low voltage IP infrastructure to distribute power and data to lighting, sensors and other devices locally. Together, these components enable secure, seamless transmission of data and power over IP and superior control over lighting systems. At the heart of the Transcend system, the PoE Gateway distributes power and connects luminaries, sensors and other devices to the software manager. The integration of EnOcean wireless technology combined with the sustainable principle of energy harvesting into Transcend Ethernet-based POE network connected infrastructure offers new possibilities for efficient smart building implementations in a variety of applications.

Titus is an expert in developing innovative HVAC solutions and will be showcasing their new line of energy-harvesting VAV diffusers. The Titus HELIOS is a wireless digital variable air volume (VAV) diffuser, providing ventilation for indoor spaces to elevate occupant comfort and improve indoor air quality. The HVACR industry’s first digital diffuser powered by ambient light, HELIOS requires no special wiring or ductwork, therefore being easy to install and to retrofit, and providing notable energy savings. It can be used for various applications for intelligent buildings – including offices, healthcare and educational environments. HELIOS provides highly efficient, industry leading technology for promoting a healthy indoor environment and was awarded with the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the category ventilation.

Visitors to Realcomm/IBcon 2018 can experience energy harvesting wireless solutions from various EnOcean Alliance members, including the following exhibitors:

Belimo (#1719), Delta Controls (#1511), Distech Controls (#701), Dolphin by EnOcean (#2017), KMC Controls (#219), Molex (#2017), Reliable Controls (#1915), Titus (#2017) and Tridium (#205).

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. www.enocean-alliance.org

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