Self-powered wireless sensors signal new era in sustainable building and industrial automation while expanding Alpha Micro’s wireless electronic components portfolio
Alpha Micro Components, the independent franchised distributor of electronic components, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the leading energy harvesting provider EnOcean GmbH which will see it distribute EnOcean’s wireless sensor modules in the UK and Ireland. This technology is designed to take advantage of the existing energy found in any industrial or building complex, such as the heat created by machines, radiators or even the human body.
EnOcean’s wireless modules have been successfully deployed in more than 100,000 buildings globally, helping to create energy-efficient building and industrial automation solutions. EnOcean’s patented self-powered wireless technology enables organisations in any sector to capture heat, motion and light and utilise it as the sole power source for wireless sensors, creating an innovative and sustainable solution for maximising energy performance while reducing operating costs.
By utilising existing energy to power the wireless devices, energy harvesting removes the need for a physical power source which, in turn, has removed the requirement for on-site maintenance. In addition, because the devices communicate via radio frequency, there is no longer the need for costly and complex wiring.
Maxine Hewitt, Marketing Director for Alpha Micro Components, commented: “We are very pleased to be partnering with EnOcean which greatly enhances our extensive range of wireless industrial automation solutions. EnOcean was the first developer to recognise the potential that harnessing the energy around us has for both sustainable energy consumption and reducing operating costs. This innovative technology will be vital for meeting the sustainability demands for the industrial sector and the built environment. This is a very exciting development for Alpha Micro and our customers.”
“The UK and Ireland are very important markets for EnOcean”, said John Corbett, UK Sales Director for EnOcean. “Partnering with a well-respected distributor like Alpha Micro will help us increase and maintain our presence here. The combination of their in-house design team, which offers its customers a considerable added-value service, and exceptional expertise in wireless technology, should allow us to form a solid foundation for expanding our customer base among British and Irish enterprises.”