The EnOcean Alliance is a group of companies that are working to regulate energy harvesting technology as a global standard. The EnOcean Alliance has declared that its wireless, self-powered energy harvesting sensors are now ready for operation with TCP/IP.
Addressing the rising customer demand for building automation controls, the company has made provisions that enable buildings to manage energy consumption in their facilities through IP technology.
The wireless self-powered sensors that communicate using the TCP/IP protocol form a comprehensive and efficient energy management solution for buildings. By implementing this solution, facility owners can use a web-based centralized device to supervise and control the systems remotely.
Kirsten West, chief analyst at West Technology Research, noted that buildings that have small and medium sized fw3eu4acilities are a popular ground for implementing EnOcean’s energy management solution. The variable labor costs for wiring, tearing down walls and connecting devices are eliminated by using the IP-based energy management system (EMS).
SCL Elements and BSC Software, member companies of EnOcean Alliance, top the list of companies that provide IP-based solutions. The CAN2GO controller from SCL is a complete building management system (BMS) which is complies with BACnet/IP.
Graham Martin, CEO of EnOcean, considers CAN2GO as the most suitable solution for small and medium scale BMS. BSC Software has come up with a bidirectional EnOcean-LAN gateway, which can accommodate 3000 sensor signals. The software caters to EnOcean devices that are used for controlling doors and windows, security surveillance cameras, HVAC and live monitoring of power consumption in facilities. The BSC system can be used in smart grid and smart metering applications in household and public buildings. DimOnOff, another member of EnOcean Alliance, offers desktop-based web thermostats, displays and switches for EnOcean products over the TCP/IP and BACnet/IP systems.