Together, the EnOcean and TCP/IP communication protocols provide small and medium-sized buildings with unparalleled performance and flexibility. EnOcean enabled devices do not require line-power or batteries and are therefore highly flexible in their positioning and maintenance-free. They possess a unique ID address, so they can be integrated seamlessly in an IP network through an access point or gateway. That eliminates any elaborate or extra web server solutions for each sensor and actuator. This means a legacy network can be easily merged with energy harvesting technology to benefit from all its native advantages. The user is rewarded with more flexibility, comfort and convenience, accompanied by low installation costs and reduced power needs. There are now over 850 interoperable, EnOcean-enabled energy harvesting products available worldwide. Building automation sensors and controls enabled by EnOcean include wireless switches, sensors, actuators, controllers, gateways and building management systems. These products are available in both 315 MHz (for North America) and 868 MHz (for Europe).
About the author:
Jim O'Callaghan is the president of EnOcean Inc.
Jim O'Callaghan has spent his career building brands, customers and value for a host of innovative technology companies, both public and private. He spent the first dozen years primarily in finance and accounting positions, culminating as CFO participating in two successful IPOs. For the last decade and a half, Jim has worked almost exclusively in sales, marketing and management roles, both with technology and with RF ventures. He is best known as co-founder of Cirque Corporation, the originator of touchpad pointing devices now common on virtually all notebook computers. In 2005 Jim joined EnOcean to establish a North American presence. Jim has a BBA in accounting and a MBA.
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