HONG KONG - GRE Alpha Electronics, Ltd., an LED power supply manufacturer has joined the EnOcean Alliance, known for self-powered wireless sensor solutions for battery-free applications in the internet of Things (IoT). EnOcean's seamless integration of self-powered sensors and switches, featuring GRE's smart dimming lighting technology function with building management systems. The powerful combination aims to speed the adoption of sustainable building and home automation systems.
IoT connected devices require masses of data to improve daily lives. Sensors gather this data by monitoring temperature, motion, presence, light conditions and much more. EnOcean is the backbone for such a comprehensive network of self-powered wireless sensors that provide reliable sensor data for IoT systems. GRE products pair well with EnOcean's patented energy harvesting wireless technology. "GRE Alpha's EnOcean-certified products will be the first of many innovative IoT lighting control products to enable this vision," says Richard Fong, Director at GRE Alpha. Current plans include launching three regional power supply versions: 902MHz in North America, 928 MHz in Japan, and 868MHz in Europe and China.
GRE offers a host of products such dimmers, surge limiters and AC/DC LED drivers. While their products vary in function, they all have one thing in common - they're modular. With GRE Alpha's modular approach to LED technology and EnOcean Alliance's wireless innovations, trillions of IoT sensors can be powered and efficiently deployed. EnOcean's end-goal is to enable interoperability between original equipment manufacturer and partner products. "Our partnership with EnOcean will allow for quicker innovation and rapid adoption of IoT in the smart lighting space via EnOcean's wireless platform," Fong says.
As a member of the EnOcean Alliance, GRE Alpha will have access to exclusive software and peer work groups, allowing them to share their LED expertise and collaborate with other EnOcean Alliance members to design the technologies of tomorrow.
About GRE Alpha
GRE Alpha® Electronics, Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting power supplies and lighting control accessories which are the lifeblood of indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. Unlike many in the LED industry, GRE Alpha focuses on a modular approach. Their products can be used either in conjunction with existing systems or with new setups.
With more than two decades of power conversion expertise and a commitment toward innovation, GRE Alpha engages with industry pioneers to deliver highly efficient, installation-ready and agency-approved LED power conversion products for a wide variety of industry applications.
About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector formed the EnOcean Alliance to establish innovative maintenance-free wireless solutions for the internet of Things, which are used for automation solutions for sustainable building projects - making buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and more cost effective. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of original equipment manufacturer partners. The basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 400 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the nonprofit organization is located in San Ramon, California.
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