Pressac becomes a Promoter of the EnOcean Alliance
The UK company brings over 60 years’ experience in automotive and telecom electronics to commercial building automation based on the energy harvesting wireless standard
San Ramon, CA/Nottingham, UK – 8 August 2013 – The EnOcean Alliance is pleased to announce that Pressac Communications Ltd has become a new promoter member. With this step, the established supplier for leading companies in the automotive and telecom industry enters the building automation market. The UK-based company is now a key player in the Alliance, actively supporting the further development of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard for energy-efficient building solutions. As an EnOcean Alliance promoter, Pressac contributes its expertise in the field of mechanical and electronic design as well as network cabling solutions.
The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of more than 300 companies which promote and develop intelligent building solutions integrating energy harvesting wireless technology from EnOcean. In contrast to other wireless products, EnOcean-based devices are batteryless and work completely energy-autonomous. Energy harvesters gain energy from the surrounding environment, including motion, light or temperature differences, to power wireless modules. This energy harvesting principle makes the devices maintenance-free.
Market expansion to sustainable buildings
In 2013, Pressac acquired Seamless Sensing to expand its market presence into sensor, monitoring and control solutions for intelligent energy-saving buildings. Under the Cloud Buildings brand, Seamless Sensing had developed a comprehensive portfolio of energy harvesting wireless sensors and control systems for sustainable buildings.
“Innovation and inventive technologies are at the heart of Pressac’s business, having consistently developed emerging technologies in high growth markets. With our core competencies in sensors, network cabling and security, it was a natural progress for Pressac to expand into the sensing building automation market”, says Jasper Spencer, Sales and Marketing Director, Pressac Communications Ltd.
Jasper Spencer continues: “For our step onto this market, energy harvesting wireless solutions were our first choice. They mark a significant cornerstone of building automation today and in the future, enabling maintenance-free, environmental-friendly products. The EnOcean Alliance offers Pressac a highly established collaboration platform for new partnerships to bring forward energy-efficient control systems.”
Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, comments: “We are very happy to welcome Pressac as new promoter member in the EnOcean Alliance. With Pressac’s deep know-how in sensors, network and electronic technologies, we have gained a very strong partner in the ecosystem. We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange to build the future of green buildings.”
Presentation at The Energy Event 2013
Pressac is currently re-engineering its initial portfolio of batteryless wireless sensors, monitoring and control solutions for volume manufacture and OEM customisation. The target is to develop products together with partners of the EnOcean ecosystem into a wider portfolio of energy harvesting wireless solutions and systems which provide greater control and significant cost savings for intelligent buildings and other industries.
At The Energy Event 2013 (10-11 September, Birmingham), Pressac will introduce a comprehensive smart energy meter solution which is ideally suited for retrofit projects. This offer and additional batteryless automation solutions, such as self-powered CO2, temperature and humidity sensors or a current sensor, are in the commercialising process at present. Samples are already available for evaluation; the market rollout will follow at the end of 2013.
About Pressac Communications Ltd
Pressac Communications Ltd has been at the forefront of electronic innovation, design and product development for over 60 years. The company is a privately owned business with a global customer base serving many leading Blue Chip companies of the automotive and telecommunications industry. Pressac operates fully integrated TS16949 accredited manufacturing facilities both in the United Kingdom and offshore. The company is specialised in the design and manufacture of wiring and data networking solutions, sensor networks as well as monitoring and control solutions for intelligent, energy saving buildings. Many products utilise the energy harvesting wireless, and RF technologies from EnOcean. Pressac’s headquarters is in Nottingham, UK.
About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalise the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimised for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 300 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organisation is located in San Ramon, California.
Angelika Dester Beky Cann
EnOcean Alliance Neesham Public Relations
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