EnOcean showcased its Dolphin platform at the electronica show in Oberhaching, Germany last week. The company's newest advance in energy-autonomous wireless sensor networks, Dolphin is a solution-oriented system architecture meant to offer a wide-ranging performance spectrum along with application-enhancing features.

Together with the new platform, the company has also further developed its EnOcean wireless standard. The central elements of the platform are Dolphin-based modules for sensors, infrastructure, and controls. In the new, simply integrated STM 300 and TCM 300 sensor and transceiver modules, EnOcean intends to offer electronics optimized for energy harvesting set standards that satisfy all familiar demands on sensor systems, and anticipate those to be expected.

In addition to a variety of functional innovations, the new modules of the Dolphin system architecture allow an intelligent interplay between sensor and actuator. Bidirectionality has now joined the scenario to unite the benefits of energy-efficient wireless transmission with high transmission security, says the manufacturer. But the technology also retains downward compatibility with former unidirectional, self-powered wireless switches, sensors, and actuators.