German company EnOcean has launched its EnOcean IoT Connector, describing the new offering as “an ideal link between IoT data from energy harvesting sensors and IoT applications” that makes the integration of EnOcean products easier. The IoT Connector translates sensor outputs into ready-to-use data for IoT applications and businesses, EnOcean said.
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.
Marian Hönsch, product manager at EnOcean said: “Data is critical to understanding, measuring and improving facility management processes and procedures. Increasingly, data needs to be analyzed to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements, security and COVID-19 regulations. Facility and Corporate Real Estate Managers are gradually becoming more dependent on data analysis to identify utilization patterns, trim costs and make buildings into better places for work. This new solution from EnOcean paves the way by enabling collection of data from billions of sensors in buildings, using energy harvesting wireless sensors to collect data in a secure and maintenance-free way.”
One key feature of the IoT Connector software is that it decodes the IoT data from the EnOcean Protocol and translates it into ready-to-use data in JSON format to be used in the actual application.
The German firm noted that the new EnOcean IoT Connector will be a key solution to help facility managers to understand, measure and improve their processes and procedures.
Last month, the German firm announced new solutions for facilities management, lighting, environmental monitoring, and space occupancy, which are fully integrated with the Cisco DNA Spaces platform.
In combination with Cisco DNA Spaces, the battery-free sensor solutions from EnOcean 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.
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.
EnOcean’s 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.