EnOcean plug-in extends energy harvesting wireless options to the smart home



MiOS, LTD., a global provider of advanced control and monitoring solutions for the home and small enterprise markets in 65 countries, and EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions, announced the release of a plug-in for the MiOS Marketplace, delivering control of Z-Wave products using EnOcean self-powered switches and sensors.

The new plug-in can be seen at this year's CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 7 - 10 (Booth #20800 in South Hall 1).

"The new plug-in creates a bridge between EnOcean, an established standard in wireless building automation, and residential Z-Wave wireless products," said Jim O'Callaghan, President, EnOcean. "Connecting one of the leading residential gateway makers with the leader in self-powered switch and sensor solutions is a logical step. Z-Wave users can now utilize the benefits of wireless solutions without batteries that EnOcean customers have enjoyed for years".

Communicating wirelessly using EnOcean batteryless products conserves energy through self-powered switching, occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and personal workspace control technologies.
"Joining the EnOcean Alliance is an exciting development for us," said Lew Brown, President of MiOS. "Our customers understand the environmental and lifecycle cost impact that can be obtained by going batteryless and that is exactly what the EnOcean protocol delivers. This capability addresses the issues associated with battery use in the commercial sector where replacement can become a management nightmare."