EnOcean and Wirepas to Deliver Self-Powered Wireless Bluetooth Switches with Mesh Connectivity

Wirepas and EnOcean, leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, have teamed up to offer a self-powered wireless lighting control solutions for lighting systems with Mesh network connectivity. The combination of EnOcean´s Easyfit Bluetooth switches and Wirepas Mesh network enables the development of new innovative applications for modern lighting solutions worldwide. The integration of Easyfit switches into Wirepas Mesh allows an optimal, maintenance-free control of lighting systems.

Wirepas Mesh is a wireless, low-power IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate and identify lights, sensors, beacons, assets, machines and meters in cities, buildings, industry, logistics and energy - with unprecedented scale, density, flexibility and reliability. It can be used on any radio hardware and on any frequency band.

Wirepas Mesh is a next generation wide-area mesh network that is ideally suited for use in Massive IoT applications. Commercialized following 10 years of research in academia, this software solution provides highly scalable, reliable wireless connectivity for IoT devices operating in any frequency band. It is deployed at scale (millions of devices) in production use cases today. Inspired by nature, Wirepas Mesh is fully de-centralized - all decisions regarding the most efficient use of spectrum are made locally by the networked devices. The network is fully operational without any additional network infrastructure.

Self-powered wireless wall switches for lighting control systems from EnOcean enable the development of maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications. Easyfit switches with Near Field Communication (NFC) make it possible to come up with simple or complex lighting scenes and effects and enable easy, flexible installation of lighting applications. Easyfit switches are already deployed in hundreds of lighting applications worldwide, helping to make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost.

Combining new technologies such as Wirepas Mesh with EnOcean´s more than 15 years of experience in energy-harvesting, ultra-low power wireless communication and energy management, EnOcean enables exciting new applications for their customer’s sensor solutions for LED lighting applications. EnOcean´s Easyfit Bluetooth switches use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings, to enable self-powered wireless sensor networks. The modules are based on miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light or temperature differences into electrical energy.