13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 — Hall: 9.0 Stand: B 40
EnOcean GmbH is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching near Munich, the company manufactures and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in buildings and industrial installations. EnOcean products are based on a combination of miniaturised energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry and reliable wireless. Today wireless modules from EnOcean are integrated worldwide by more than 100 manufacturers to enable their system ideas for buildings and industry. There are already wireless components in use in more than 100,000 buildings. EnOcean GmbH was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from Siemens AG. EnOcean currently employs 50 people in Germany and the USA.
The world is an ocean of energy – that was a firm principle for EnOcean's founders when they started the company. And the principle went into the company's name EnOcean: a fusion of the words "energy" and "ocean". No matter whether you press a switch or a door handle, energy is always released. And precisely this energy can be used intelligently – to replace batteries. The result was wireless sensors that draw the power they need from their surroundings: from linear motion, light or differences in temperature for example. The ambient energy obtained in this way suffices to send a wireless signal and turn on a light. EnOcean technology can be integrated in a whole variety of customer applications, straightforward and simply, by means of intelligent software stacks.
The EnOcean wireless signal uses the 868 MHz and 315 MHz frequency bands, making it suitable for use worldwide. Telegrams are just one millisecond in duration and are transmitted at a rate of 125 kilobits per second. Plus, to eliminate transmission errors, a telegram is repeated twice in the space of 30 milliseconds. Data packets are transmitted at random intervals, so the probability of collision is extremely small. The range of EnOcean wireless sensors is about 300 meters in the open and up to 30 meters inside buildings. Each EnOcean module comes with a unique 32-bit identification number to exclude any possibility of overlap with other wireless switches.
In the new Dolphin system architecture EnOcean offers a platform optimized for energy harvesting applications enabling, for the first time, the creation of batteryless, bidirectional wireless sensors and actuators.