Brings PoE Lighting Expertise to Sustainable Wireless Building Automation Group
San Ramon, CA – March 31, 2016
-Molex has joined the EnOcean Alliance and will integrate the EnOcean energy harvesting technology into the Molex Transcend® Network Connected Lighting system. The EnOcean Alliance is sponsored by EnOcean GmbH, inventor of the patented energy harvest wireless technology for use in building automation, smart home applications and the Internet of Things.
“The Transcend lighting solution integrates next-generation technology from several manufacturers and the integration of EnOcean energy harvesting technology will make our system stronger and more adaptable,” said Giovanni Frezza, group product manager, Molex. “The EnOcean standard combines field-proven wireless technology with the sustainable principle of energy harvesting. As part of the innovative EnOcean ecosystem, we now can offer our customers this industry-leading solution. The ability to add EnOcean devices into Transcend Ethernet-based network connected infrastructure offers new possibilities for efficient smart building implementations.”
According to Frezza, the EnOcean energy harvesting standard aligns well with the intelligent, low-voltage Transcend system, which both powers and controls LED light fixtures and other devices, providing an array of applications that enable the digital ceiling and smart building convergence over IP.
“We are delighted that Molex has joined the alliance,” said Graham Martin, chairman of the EnOcean Alliance. “Our ecosystem will benefit greatly from the addition of Molex, with its extensive knowledge of PoE lighting. As the Smart Building concept grows, the EnOcean Alliance will help accelerate its adoption.”
Nearly 400 companies worldwide are members of the EnOcean Alliance. They offer over 1,500 interoperable products based on the EnOcean wireless standard for energy-efficient, resource-saving buildings. The companies develop and market quality-based automation and control systems integrating the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard. The technology enables control products with the highest flexibility, reliable performance and the unique advantage of a green technology that can eliminate hazardous battery waste.
Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.
About the EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalise 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 optimised for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. Nearly 400 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organisation is located in San Ramon, California.