EnOcean Alliance Members to Show Innovative Wireless HVAC Solutions at AHR Expo 2011 - Booth #5042
Alliance member companies to exhibit
energy-efficient solutions, demonstrating what is becoming the standard
wireless extension to BAS (building automation systems).
San Ramon, CA – January 27, 2011 –
This year’s ASHRAE expo in Las Vegas includes more than a dozen EnOcean
Alliance members showcasing the latest energy harvesting, wireless
solutions for HVAC applications. EnOcean Alliance, located at booth
N5042, is a consortium of 170 companies primarily serving the building
sector. They will be hosting solutions developed by Verve Living
Systems, Leviton, Echoflex, Illumra, Kieback & Peter, EnOcean and
Titus. Several other EnOcean Alliance members will be displaying their
products at the exposition, including: Distech Controls, Can2Go,
Functional Devices, LonMark International, BACnet International,
Reliable Controls and Spartan Peripheral Devices.
For many years, traditional wired
bus systems for building automation, like BACnet or LonMark, for
example, have been the norm. Recently, however, wireless systems have
been growing in popularity since the arrival of energy harvesting,
battery-less components, like those now incorporated into roughly 700
interoperable products from EnOcean Alliance member companies. The fact
is that an optimal solution requires both wired and wireless, each
implemented where most effective.
Wireless, battery-less and thus
maintenance free-devices, offer considerable advantages; including
improved flexibility, enhanced occupant comfort, reduced energy
consumption and are particularly vital with respect to retrofits.
Furthermore, products from EnOcean Alliance members are open and
interoperable, meaning they seamlessly integrate with any existing
building system, and with each other. These advantages allow better
installation possibilities for both residential and commercial
applications. It also fosters convenience, accessibility and timely
changes made as needed. The addition of wireless technology ultimately
results in a complete solution.
Interoperability among the products
developed by members of the EnOcean Alliance is driven by EnOcean
Equipment Profiles (EEP). This EnOcean Alliance standard, which enables
the interoperability of equipment manufactured by different vendors,
was defined to bind devices and data communication, but was restricted
to unidirectional sensor communication. The EEP Standard 2.1, ratified
in January of 2011, includes new profiles, including bidirectional
energy harvesting-based communication. This new specification is simply
meant as an enhancement to the original EnOcean Alliance standard
released in 2009, ensuring 100 percent compatibility.
The EEP Standard 2.1 can be downloaded here:
Here is a snapshot of the solutions you will see at EnOcean Alliance booth #5042:
• Leviton— showing
their complete line of energy management products including its LevNet
RF self-powered wireless solutions for lighting and HVAC control.
• EnOcean —
showcasing multiple wireless solutions that seamlessly plug-into
existing BAS plus its new thermo energy harvesting technology.
• Verve Living
Systems – demonstrating residential wireless solutions that include
premium features at cost parity to wired systems.
Solutions — releasing Intelligent Relay Controller. Relay offers great
functionality, including international voltages and frequencies.
• Illumra — demonstrating its new wireless light and door/window sensors
• Titus – introducing EOS, the first solar-powered, energy harvesting diffuser.
About the EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the
building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance, with the aim of
promoting and establishing innovative automation solutions for
sustainable buildings – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient,
more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is
the energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and
service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to standardize
and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology, and is
dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM
partners. More than 170 companies currently belong to the EnOcean
Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in
San Ramon, California.
For more information visit www.enocean-alliance.org
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