EnOcean at Light+Building 2020: Launch of the solar-powered multisensor and the new battery-free PTM switch module with NFC  

In hall 8.0 at booth G69 EnOcean will show battery-free wireless solutions that enable highly flexible, maintenance-free IoT-applications for sustainable buildings and present its new products such as the new multisensor and the next-generation switch module PTM.

Oberhaching/Frankfurt a. M., January 30, 2020 – at Light+Building 2020 (March 8-13, 2020, Frankfurt am Main) EnOcean, the world’s leading developer of battery-free wireless technology, is presenting a new product range to match this year’s theme “Connecting. Pioneering. Fascinating”, and shows how maintenance-free wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on energy harvesting can make this claim a reality. In hall 8.0, booth G69, and at the EnOcean Alliance booth C60 in hall 9.1, d0101en - EnOcean launch new solar-powered multisensor at Light + Building 2020EnOcean is demonstrating self-powered wireless switches and sensors for the IoT and lighting systems based on the open standards EnOcean, Bluetooth® and Zigbee. EnOcean’s battery-free devices generate reliable sensor data for IoT systems and enable flexible, maintenance-free applications for worldwide use in building automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and industrial applications. Together with IoT systems, these self-powered solutions help to develop new service models, optimize the use of buildings and make them more flexible, energy-efficient and cost-effective. At the show EnOcean is presenting its new solar-powered multisensor that integrates temperature, humidity, lighting, acceleration and magnetic contact sensors in the standardized PTM form factor. Other new products are the next-generation PTM switch module, which has been equipped with a Near Field Communication (NFC) interface for commissioning battery-free switches using the “EnOcean Tool” app, and the second-generation PIR motion sensor.

The new multisensor as key to intelligent IoT systems

At Light+Building, EnOcean is presenting its latest innovation: the solar-powered multisensor family STM 550, which integrates temperature, humidity, lighting, acceleration and magnetic contact sensors in a small case. The sensor all-rounder thus supplies data via Bluetooth and the EnOcean radio standard for a wide range of applications in digitized buildings and the IoT. The integrated solar cell generates all the energy required for measurement and data communication from ambient light indoors. This energy is stored internally to ensure that the device can function for several days without light. For reliable operation, the sensor also reports the internal energy level and the amount of light available at the solar cell. The multisensor has an NFC interface, which makes it easy to configure and operate using an NFC reader, smartphone or tablet. The sensor module has been given the proven PTM 21x form factor. This is the first time EnOcean has transferred its established form factor to sensors. Manufacturers can now integrate the multisensor conveniently into a variety of switch ranges without expensive tool investment. This also gives manufacturers the freedom to use their own frame designs. Furthermore, the multisensor can be integrated directly into assets. The sensor is also available as an Easyfit product for the rapid implementation of proof of concepts.

Due to its small form factor and its wireless and maintenance-free operation, the multisensor is very flexible in use wherever data is required. In addition, communication via Bluetooth and the EnOcean radio standard enables seamless integration into intelligent systems. These features, together with the wide range of data generated, make the sensor the ideal complement for comprehensive IoT control solutions.

Battery-free PTM switch module with NFC

With the PTM 210 switch module, EnOcean has created an industry standard at the heart of every battery-free switch module. With its standardized interfaces and uniform form factor the PTM can be integrated into all common switch frames. The ECO 200 electromechanical energy converter installed inside and the efficient radio module are the reason for an optimal energy output at every push of a button and maximum transmission power.

At Light+Building EnOcean is presenting the next generation of its PTM switch module for the EnOcean radio standard in 868 MHz, which additionally integrates an NFC interface. The successful form factor and functional backwards compatibility of the PTM module remain unchanged. It still fits into numerous switch designs for a battery-free control of lights and shutters in building automation and the smart home.

Battery-free motion and light sensor

The solar-powered PIR motion sensor (EMDC) from EnOcean now also communicates via the EnOcean wireless standard in 868 MHz. The new sensor also has an integrated light sensor and can be configured via NFC. This product is also available as a variant for Bluetooth, which can now be integrated into various Bluetooth lighting solutions from Casambi.

The new PIR motion sensor is particularly user-friendly, as it can be positioned anywhere in the room, is maintenance-free, flexible and easy to install. With the help of the new sensor, lighting control can be automated even more easily and accurately. The motion sensor is also ideally suited for IoT applications, as it can detect the occupancy of rooms reliably and maintenance-free, thus providing valuable data for building digitization as easily as possible.

“EnOcean Tool” for the configuration and commissioning of EnOcean NFC devices

At booth G69 in hall 8.0, EnOcean will introduce its own app called “EnOcean Tool” for an easy configuration and commissioning of EnOcean NFC devices such as the new multisensor, the next-generation PTM and the new motion sensor. The app serves as a configuration interface between NFC devices and NFC readers such as NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets. It can be used to determine all essential product parameters. EnOcean is launching the app at Light+Building with a basic version mainly aimed at OEMs and installers. They can also use the application to integrate NFC devices into existing systems. “EnOcean Tool” can be used to optimize the energy consumption of the respective device, monitor the performance of the integrated solar cell and read out all product information such as product ID or device recognition. Access to the NFC interface is protected by a user-defined PIN code. The “EnOcean Tool” app is available free of charge for the operating systems iOS and Android.

 Reliable and secure data for the IoT

EnOcean uses energy harvesting technology for its battery-free wireless solutions. The energy for wireless switches and sensors is obtained from movement, light and temperature differences in their immediate surroundings. Therefore, the products are self-powered and maintenance-free, allowing them to be placed flexibly even in places that are difficult to access. Depending on the application, the sensors and switches use the international wireless standards EnOcean (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X), Zigbee or Bluetooth. All modules also include security of the respective standard, and thus meet the latest security standards of the EnOcean Alliance.

About EnOcean

EnOcean GmbH is the pioneer of energy harvesting. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company delivers valuable data for the Internet of Things (IoT) with its resource-saving technology. For nearly 20 years, EnOcean produces maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors, which gain their energy from the surrounding – from movement, light or temperature. The combination of miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low power electronics and robust radio technology based on open standards (EnOcean, Zigbee and Bluetooth®) forms the foundation for digitized buildings, services and production processes in the IoT. The self-powered solutions are used in building automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and industrial applications and thus help to optimize the CO2-footprint of buildings. As an innovation driver, EnOcean is a strong partner for more than 350 leading product manufacturers and has already succeeded more than a million buildings worldwide with energy harvesting solutions.

For more information, please visit www.enocean.com.

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