EnOcean has released its Dolphin platform, self-powered wireless sensor modules capable of two-way communications. In addition to transmitting critical building data, Dolphin modules can receive input from building-automation systems to change setpoints or operating modes for optimal performance and energy conservation.
- EnOcean's Dolphin platform facilitates new applications in building automation. Consider the following:
- The capture of energy from temperature differentials now enables self-powered actuators that can control water valves and air dampers.
- Solar-powered room temperature controls now can respond to setpoint and timer data received wirelessly from building automation systems. In this way, large hotels, for example, can control and reduce their energy consumption centrally without having to set the temperature locally for each room.
- EnOcean wireless modules harvest energy needed to transmit control commands from ambient surroundings (motion, solar and thermo). This eliminates complicated and costly cabling.
- The Dolphin platform and EnOcean’s other wireless solutions can be run through EnOcean’s new iPhone app. The app provides system integrators a view of real time data, such as temperature and humidity. Users can track total kilowatt hour usage to manage energy usage and costs.
Certifications, Patents, Approvals
FCC Limited Modular Approval, 315MHz
18 patents: EnOcean is the inventor of energy-harvesting wireless sensor networks