EnOcean Partners with FES to Market Smart Energy Solutions
EnOcean has entered into a strategic relationship with Future Energy Solutions (FES) to open new markets for its energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions. The partnership calls for FES to add EnOcean’s products to its growing portfolio of smart metering, solar, home area network, and energy harvesting solutions in key geographical markets Asia, Europe, North and South America.
EnOcean reports its energy harvesting wireless modules, software, system IP and development kits “provide a platform for designers to build sensor networks that are free of batteries or power cabling and deliver advantages such as enhanced environmental performance, low installation and maintenance costs, simplified network planning and easy scalability.”
The complete EnOcean portfolio covers transmitters, receivers, transceivers, energy harvesters, accessories and development kits for designing maintenance-free wireless solutions.
Through the new partnership, OEMs will benefit from the local support of FES to enable them to quickly develop EnOcean based products. Furthermore FES’s global logistics footprint will help manufacturers minimize supply chain costs and streamline component logistics regardless of the factory location, says the company.
Andreas Schneider, EnOcean chief marketing officer and co-founder, says, “FES enables us to rapidly expand our market presence, scaling for global growth. Future’s robust infrastructure will enable regional demands to be fulfilled rapidly, while its specialised channels increase our reach into new markets. Future is one of the few larger distributors that understands the value of design-in support, and is resourced to help customers achieve successful product development.”
Richard Ankcorn, Future Energy Solutions strategic business manager, adds: “We are thrilled to be EnOcean’s partner, and we look forward to working together with them in providing smart, energy efficient solutions for customers. Energy management and energy harvesting are key focuses for our Future Energy Solutions team and EnOcean is also a perfect fit for smart homes or smart grid solutions. In addition, our RF Solutions team provides extra wireless design expertise to support our customers integrating EnOcean solutions into their latest products.”