EnOcean’s expanding product portfolio – ready to master the challenges of today and tomorrow
2020 brought a dramatic change to the way we work, live and interact. Like other companies, EnOcean and our partners adapted to a new reality with flexible work schemes and successfully deployed a huge number of maintenance-free IoT sensor solutions.
Working together, we addressed the challenging situation and learned a lot along the way. Three insights stand out:
Flexible work schemes mixing office and remote work are here to stay.
The resulting fluctuations in space utilization accelerate the need for a better understanding of key parameters such as occupancy and space utilization, as well as other parameters such as air quality. Data has suddenly become even more relevant.
Minimizing the time for installation and maintenance has become a critical factor.
Using less time not only saves money and reduces errors but also helps deal with restricted access situations. In many places, maintenance is simply not an option right now.
New solutions have to be intuitive. Technology is being extended to many new areas where the focus was previously on traditional controls. Air quality monitors are being deployed in schools and touch-less controls in retirement facilities.
Ease of use is a major consideration in many application areas.
New and updated wireless sensors and switches
During the last year, EnOcean executed a significant portfolio modernization and extension to address these insights and to strengthen our position as industry leader of energy harvesting sensor solutions:
Our new STM 550 IoT multisensor family enables the generation of valuable IoT data (temperature, humidity, illumination, magnet contact status and acceleration / utilization). STM 550 uses the established PTM 21x module form factor so that the device can seamlessly be integrated into existing switch designs.
The new EMDC motion detector with illumination sensor allows easy monitoring of space utilization – for example, to automatically control lighting and HVAC systems as well as quickly find available workstations or meeting rooms in office buildings.
STM 550, EMDC and also our latest generation energy-harvesting switch module PTM 215 can be quickly and automatically configured thanks to the integration of an NFC configuration interface. All required parameters can now be set using only a smartphone or a dedicated NFC reader. This shortens the installation time dramatically.
Our new bi-stable energy harvesting switch module PTM 202 provides an intuitive user interface, similar to traditional light switches, which makes it ideally suited for a wide range of applications. Like all other EnOcean solutions, it can not only control a connected device wirelessly and maintenance-free, butalso provides wireless data that can be monitored.
Analysis of EnOcean data has now become even simpler, thanks to the EnOcean IoT Connector software which runs in a cloud and translates the content of EnOcean radio telegrams into easy to use key/value pairs for further analysis. The cloud environment of the EnOcean IoT Connector can be selected and operated by the customer, ensuring full ownership of all data.
At EnOcean we believe that these product updates enable our partners and their customers to address the current situation and be ready for the challenges of tomorrow.