EnOcean launches Dolphin energy harvesting wireless modules


EnOcean, the world’s leading developer of energy harvesting wireless technology, will offer its energy harvesting wireless modules and white label products under the new brand name “Dolphin – Self-powered IoT by EnOcean” in the future…

The battery-free Internet of Things

The Dolphin modules use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings, to supply self-powered wireless sensor networks. As a special feature, the technology includes miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light or temperature differences into electrical energy. Together with an efficient energy management system, the energy harvesting technology facilitates communication between maintenance-free IoT devices based on a variety of wireless standards, such as EnOcean, ZigBee and BLE. The solutions are used in building automation, smart homes, LED light control systems as well as industrial applications…

Smart solutions for the Internet of Things

The development of a solution for the IoT sector is one example of the successful collaboration between companies in the EnOcean ecosystem that rely on the EnOcean wireless standard: Together with its partners, element14, Digital Concepts and IBM, EnOcean has launched a certified kit called “Intelligent Building – Self-powered IoT Solution” with batteryless EnOcean-based wireless sensors. The kit’s Enterprise Edition for the real estate business provides easy connection to the IBM Watson IoT platform as well as IBM‘s Bluemix service and TRIRIGA facility management software for securely networking and managing devices, analyzing data and using cognitive services…

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IEEE: IoT development kits overshadow kits of old


There are a myriad of sensor-laden kits hitting the shelf that will help you create wearables, immersive gaming, augmented reality, 3-D mapping—virtually all IoT-targeted designs. If you’re looking to improve power consumption (and who isn’t?), or make your designs painfully smaller, rest assured that there are comprehensive kits that will help you cut through the IoT’s considerable complexity…

Another example includes IoT starter kits announced at Embedded World 2016 by Farnell’s element 14. Dubbed Entrepreneur and Enterprise, the kits target the development of flexible, cost-effective and intelligent building products for hospitals, homes and more. The Entrepreneur kit features EnOcean sensors and Raspberry Pi and EnOcean Pi boards. In addition, it provides access to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and Bluemix services. In comparison, Enterprise includes EnOcean OEM self-powered sensors and EnOcean Gateway combined with access to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and IBM TRIRIGA facilities management program…

Intel also just unveiled the latest version of its IoT starter kit for IoT, Developer Kit 3.0, that includes support for a variety of sensors. It also enables devices to connect to IBM‘s Bluemix cloud platform. Thanks to this integration, developers also can take advantage of Watson application programming interfaces for analytics, speech and image recognition. IoT will be the primary development tool for Intel’s recently announced Robotics Development Kit that includes a developer board with an Atom processor and a RealSense 3-D camera…

The Avnet MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit is an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box system that accesses solutions from IBM, Wind River and Xilinx. The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit enables edge-to-cloud development of Internet-connected solutions and includes building blocks for developing a production-ready, IoT-enabled, industrial processing system. The platform is based on Avnet’s MicroZed system-on-module with a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and pluggable sensor solutions from Maxim Integrated and STMicroelectronics. It integrates IBM’s Watson IoT Platform agent on a custom-configured, certified image of Wind River’s Pulsar Linux OS. IBM’s Watson IoT Platform agent enables registered, secure connection to the Watson IoT Platform and additional cloud services and applications from the IBM Bluemix portfolio…

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.24.16 post about Farnell element14 IoT starter kits that tap into IBM technology.]

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Farnell element14 launches IoT starter kits featuring TRIRIGA


Farnell element14 has launched two Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that tap into technologies from EnOcean and IBM. Both Entrepreneur and Enterprise editions feature micro-computer boards from Farnell element14 and energy harvesting wireless sensors from EnOcean, and provide seamless integration to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform…

The Entrepreneur solution includes EnOcean self-powered sensors, a Raspberry Pi and EnOcean Pi boards from element14, and provides access to the IBM Watson IoT Platform and Bluemix services from IBM. The Enterprise model includes EnOcean OEM self-powered sensors and EnOcean Gateway from element14, as well as access to software and services from IBM including IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and IBM TRIRIGA facilities management software…

The IBM Watson IoT Platform allows organisations to securely and easily connect devices, from chips and intelligent appliances to applications and industry solutions. Scaling through cloud-based services and using rich analytics, the IBM Watson IoT Platform provides organisations with new insight for innovation and transformation. IBM TRIRIGA provides a single system to manage the lifecycle of facilities. Its integrated workplace management system increases the operational, financial and environmental performance of facilities…

[Admin: The same announcement is also posted in the ElectronicsWeekly, EnOcean, and LaoYaoBa websites. Farnell element14 is a high service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. It operates in 28 countries across Europe, with two regional distribution hubs in Belgium and the UK.]

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