Hamburg, May 30, 2017 – Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, today announced a collaboration to develop self- powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity.
Wireless switches and sensors developed under this partnership will feature EnOcean’s patented energy harvesting technology that enables seamless installation and maintenance-free operation. Silvair will provide a wireless communication engine allowing them to be used in robust and fully scalable mesh lighting networks powered by the Silvair Mesh Stack. This Bluehreftooth-based mesh networking solution has been designed to enable low-latency wireless communication even in high-density lighting networks employing sensors to drive efficiencies. It can be updated over-the- air to become compliant with the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh standard following its adoption.
Optimized to meet the challenging requirements of the commercial lighting environment, Bluetooth Mesh delivers a range of features that make it the world’s first wireless technology capable of driving the connected lighting revolution in professional applications. These include unmatched scalability, wire-like reliability, guaranteed cross-vendor interoperability and support for innovative location-based services. Silvair aims to deliver the world’s first full-stack Bluetooth Mesh implementation allowing lighting manufacturers to easily incorporate a robust and fully interoperable mesh networking technology into their products.
Energy harvesting solutions
“This collaboration comes as a natural fit for both companies. Recognized as a true leader in self-powered IoT applications, EnOcean has mastered energy harvesting solutions for professional building automation. Silvair has been the major contributor to the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh standard which is simply the most robust and powerful low-power radio technology for connected lighting in commercial spaces. We look forward to working together on truly smart products that can unleash the full potential of Bluetooth-based mesh networking,” says Rafal Han, CEO of Silvair.
“Through our partnership with Silvair, who shares our commitment to industry leadership in wireless lighting control and the Internet of Things (IoT), we have taken another important step toward modern LED lighting control for worldwide usage,” says Andreas Schneider, CEO at EnOcean. “Our self-powered and wireless Easyfit switches combined with Silvair’s Bluetooth-based mesh networking solution enable wireless, easy to install, maintenance- free applications for modern lighting control based on our proven energy harvesting technology.”
Silvair is a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies and the leading contributor to the Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh Working Group. The company provides an entirely new infrastructure for connecting people, places and things by developing a full-stack Bluetooth Mesh implementation optimized for professional lighting applications, as well as a multi-service smart lighting platform. The Silvair Platform is a connected lighting ecosystem which combines robust wireless control capabilities with a complete software & hardware infrastructure for delivering innovative value-added services. With a fully scalable architecture based on the Bluetooth Mesh standard, the Silvair Platform enables businesses and institutions to deploy multi-service smart lighting networks that generate data from sensors and physical assets. Silvair gives its partners a head start with a ready-to- use wireless technology, the shortest time to market, and guaranteed compliance with the Bluetooth Mesh specification. For more information, visit www.silvair.com.
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the brand names Dolphin and Easyfit. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes and LED lighting control. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy. Leading product manufacturers have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for the past 15 years and have installed the products in several hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world. For more information, please visit www.enocean.com and www.easyfit-solutions.com.