EnOcean’s new energy-harvesting BLE module with NFC functionality allows development of batteryless switching applications for BLE lighting systems on the 2.4 GHz frequency band for use in smart homes and modern light control all over the world.
EnOcean’s first 2.4 GHz BLE product, the PTM 215B switch module, now comes with NFC functionality, thereby making it easier to train and configure the switch.
With the standardized PTM 21x form factor, switch manufacturers can easily integrate the new 2.4 GHz module into their existing product ranges and use maintenance-free BLE systems that produce energy from motion, the firm notes.
“By adding a BLE-based wireless module to our portfolio, we have taken another important step toward fully networking devices in the Internet of Things (IoT),” explains Wald Siskens, CEO of EnOcean. “As the leading supplier of energy harvesting wireless technology, EnOcean enables self-powered IoT applications to be developed for use in building automation, smart homes, LED light control and industrial applications.”
With NFC functionality, the switch can be trained through direct contact with NFC-capable devices without any manual actuation. A large number of parameters can also be configured easily and automatically to permit, for example, protocol data to be modified or additional information to be transmitted, such as group assignments. New devices can thus be quickly and easily integrated into existing systems, substantially reducing their susceptibility to faults.
The switch is also available as a white label end product: energy harvesting wireless single-rocker (ESRP) and dual rocker (EDRP) switches for the American market.
The firm also plans to add solar-based sensor modules to the switch module in 2017, for example, a door and window sensor, a temperature/moisture sensor and a light sensor.
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