German company EnOcean announced new solutions for facilities management, lighting, environmental monitoring, and space occupancy, which are fully integrated with the Cisco DNA Spaces platform.
EnOcean chiefly focuses on energy harvesting, a technology that uses movement, light or temperature differences to gather energy for operation of their self-powered wireless sensors and switches. These devices communicate in the open standards EnOcean, Bluetooth and Zigbee and are used for building automation, lighting solutions, industrial applications and a wide variety of IoT applications. In combination with Cisco DNA Spaces, the battery-free sensor solutions can help to optimize the use of buildings, create new service models, realize Smart Spaces and new work concepts and make buildings more flexible, energy-efficient and more cost-effective, the company said.
Cisco DNA Spaces is an end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that provides wireless customers with location-based services. The platform offers a variety of pre-integrated IoT end devices, available in the IoT Device Marketplace, allowing Cisco DNA Spaces to deliver an end-to-end IoT experience to joint customers.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Cisco DNA Spaces ecosystem, providing flexible and easy-to-install wireless devices for a large number of IoT solutions in intelligent buildings. To realize Smart Spaces, it is not only important to have a flexible system which can be adapted to the individual needs of the customer, but also to make a sustainable impact on how a building is used. Our self-powered solutions fulfill both aspects and together with Cisco DNA Spaces, we are able to provide a holistic portfolio for our joint customers”, said Troy Davis, EnOcean VP of sales for North America.
The German firm also highlighted that the IoT Device Marketplace can now support building automation from real estate development to workspaces.
The two companies said that Cisco DNA Spaces combined with EnOcean, will enable Cisco customers to have access to new features including:
-Occupancy: Detect movement or changes in light level with EMDCB’s built in PIR sensor and illumination sensor.
-Lighting Control: Leverage the EDRPB or ESRPB devices to quickly scale and deploy control systems for lightning within offices, schools, and hospitals.
-Environmental Monitoring: With the EMSIB, customers can now automate temperature monitoring to understand their work environment, reduce energy consumption, and monitor spaces.