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$149 Evaluation Kit invites energy harvesting and wireless exploration

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$149 Evaluation Kit Invites Energy Harvesting and Wireless Exploration

For only $149, an evaluation kit enables integrators and OEMs to explore the breadth and performance of EnOcean wireless energy harvesting technologies within the context of their own buildings. Encapsulated in the kit are the building blocks critical to fully integrated systems: energy generation, energy conditioning and storage, sensor power balance, low-power timers and also a microprocessor for OEM custom development. These are the same components that have enabled automated energy management in more than 100,000 buildings worldwide. System integrators can simulate sensor applications in any environment without any programming or configuration.

The Evaluation Kit from Echoflex contains a solar-powered temperature sensor, set point adjustment and reed switch (magnet contact). The radio modules are powered by two ambient sources—infinite wells of solar and motion energy. Integrated energy harvesting ensures full functionality of the solar-powered STM sensor modules even after days in complete darkness. The motion-powered PTM module is optimal for ON/OFF/DIM controls such as lighting, blinds and master ON/OFF switching. The bi-directional transceiver (TCM 200C) communicates directly with associated lighting/temperature plug-ins and software.

Key Features of the evaluation kit include the ability to explore the range and reliability of the EnOcean wireless standard in any environment. It highlights the demonstrated capabilities of EnOcean PTM, TCM and STM radio modules and includes a bi-directional transceiver for communicating with remote sensors and feeding data into a PC. A USB connection and software are provided for monitoring radio packets, and the kit offers interoperability with other EnOcean-based products.

Echoflex, Squamish, BC. (888) 324-6359. [www.echoflexsolutions.com].

EnOcean, Boston, MA. (801) 943-3215. [www.enocean.com].