Arrow Electronics offers EnOcean’s energy-harvesting wireless range

Distributor Arrow Electronics now supplies EnOcean’s portfolio of patented energy harvesting wireless technology globally. The initial focus will be on EnOcean’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which Arrow is integrating into its own end-to-end IoT offering.

EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology enables self-powered wireless sensors for maintenance-free applications in buildings, industrial automation, smart homes and LED lighting control. The company delivers the data for IoT applications with the help of energy harvested from motion, light or temperature differences to supply wireless sensor networks.

Arrow explained that it addresses every layer of an IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions, including consultancy and development. Arrow’s portfolio includes sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security and IT infrastructure.

EnOcean’s platform combines miniaturised energy converters, low power electronics and robust radio technology using open standards. This is combined with efficient energy management for communication between maintenance-free IoT devices.

Aiden Mitchell, vice president and general manager, global IoT solutions at Arrow, said, “Everything in the IoT begins with sensor nodes that gather data on which macro decisions are ultimately made. Continuous, reliable operation is essential for these sensor networks and this must be achieved with minimal maintenance. EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology delivers the ability for IoT nodes to function without finite power sources and, in doing so, makes a significant contribution to the efficiency of the IoT as a whole.”

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