Distech Controls has joined 15 other promoter members to found the EnOcean Alliance, a global consortium of companies working to further develop and promote self-powered wireless monitoring and control products for sustainable buildings.
Distech Controls was the first building automation
manufacturer to offer a turnkey, commercially available wireless solution,
based on EnOcean’s wireless battery-free technology. The wireless technology is
powered by energy drawn from movement, light, or even changes in temperature
rather than batteries. This harvested energy is used for transmitting sensor
data over a distance of up to 30 meters within a building, to control and
detect conditions related to lighting, blinds, occupancy, humidity, heating, or
A/C without the need for cabling.
In addition to its eco-friendliness, the technology is
easily installed and maintenance-free, ensuring unparalleled flexibility at the
lowest investment and operational cost for sustainable buildings. Distech
Controls offers a variety of wireless battery-less sensors, switches and other
devices, and has integrated the wireless receiver on its controllers, allowing
for the seamless addition of a wireless sensing solution in new and retrofit
buildings. As a promoter member, Distech Controls holds one seat on the board
"The EnOcean Alliance represents an important platform
for promoting and enabling intelligent green building solutions" said
Etienne Veilleux, president and CEO of Distech Controls "As a building
automation solutions provider, we feel it is essential to promote this truly
innovative technology that has yet to be exploited at its fullest potential. It
provides both a commercially viable and profitable solution for building owners
and managers concerned with the impact of their buildings on the environment."
By educating business and consumers on the benefits and
applications of interoperable wireless products and by promoting the existence
of a broad range of products, the alliance wishes to establish EnOcean wireless
technology as a wireless standard and as a leading platform for the green
The EnOcean Alliance was officially launched in Europe in
April during the Light + Building Show in Frankfurt, Germany and in North
America at the Light Fair in Las Vegas, on May 29, 2008.
For more information, visit www.distech-controls.com and/or www.enocean-alliance.org.
Distech Controls helps EnOcean® Alliance establish a wireless standard for green buildings
June 10, 2008