ZigBee PRO Green Power: Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen

24/12/2012 - 23:01


Source: "The ZigBee Alliance recently announcedZigBee PRO Green Power, a feature designed to enable the connection of energy harvestingdevices to a ZigBee network. Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean, the inventor of the patented energy harvestingwireless technology, comments on this:
"The announcement of the ZigBee PRO Green Power specification shows that nowZigBee also recognises the potential of energy harvesting wireless solutions - a technology with a great future. Manufacturers, planers, installers, building operators and owners as well as end users are becoming increasingly conscious of the limited lifetime of batteries and their un-reliable, eco-unfriendly character. With the development of sensor networks towards the "Internet of Things", where billions of small devices are inter-connected, batteries will present a huge disadvantage as a single point of failure. That's why energy harvesting wireless technology will make the IoT happen.
EnOcean is a pace setter in the field of energy harvesting wireless technology with more than 10 years experience in energy harvesting wireless, having introduced the first commercially available products on the market 10 years ago. Today, EnOcean's wireless technology is an international standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10). We are leading the way with our optimally adjusted combination of miniaturized energy converters, optimized energy management for ultra-low power and wirelessprotocol - for a fast, almost plug & play product development, including bi-directional communication and enhanced security features such as rolling code andencryption."