EnOcean Alliance at ISH 2017: growing ecosystem combines intelligent buildings with the Internet of Things

The organisation demonstrates professional automation technology ranging from functional buildings to the Smart Home, based on energy harvesting wireless technology and, in new partnership with others, builds bridges to a global network in the IoT


“Energy efficiency and comfort in buildings” is the guiding theme of the ISH 2017 (14 to 18 March, Frankfurt am Main). At Booth B69 in Hall 10.3, the EnOcean Alliance, along with 14 of its members, presents energy harvesting wireless solutions for building automation and the Smart Home. The self-powered switches and sensors based on EnOcean technology offer flexibility in terms of positioning, can be expanded at any time and are maintenance-free. In addition, the EnOcean Alliance also 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 optimise the utilisation of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective. With IBM and Vertuoz by ENGIE as new promoter members, the ecosystem of the EnOcean Alliance continues to grow and promotes the standardisation of intelligent building solutions for the Internet of Things.


The following 14 companies will be exhibiting at the community stand of the EnOcean Alliance: AFRISO, BSC Computer, Decelect, Digital Concepts, Dolphin by EnOcean, EiMSIG, Micropelt, PEHA by Honeywell, PM DM Precision Motors Deutsche Minebea, Pressac Communications, Thermokon Sensortechnik, Ubiant, Vertuoz by ENGIE and ViCOS. In addition, more than 40 other exhibitors will also be showcasing EnOcean-based solutions at the trade show.


The EnOcean Alliance, which has more than 400 members, is one of the most successful alliances in the area of intelligent building control. The non-profit organisation has defined standardised application profiles as one of its main objectives, so that EnOcean-based products of different manufacturers can work together seamlessly. Users can thus network systems and disciplines more easily and add applications at any time.


EnOcean Alliance connects building automation with the IoT

Through the partnership with IBM, the EnOcean Alliance has significantly strengthened its program for building automation and the Internet of Things. Together, IBM and the EnOcean Alliance will provide sensor information in the Cloud and develop energy harvesting solutions as the open standard for maintenance-free wireless solutions to be used in cognitive buildings. These solutions can be used for various applications such as asset management, ambient assisted living projects, insurance or hotel and campus projects, offering maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors based on EnOcean technology.


In addition, the EnOcean Alliance is also expanding the principle of interoperability beyond the limits of its own ecosystem. To this end, it is working closely with the organisation Open Connectivity Foundation, which defines uniform platforms for global connectivity across providers (Internet of Things or IoT).



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