6/07/07 - Wireless Sensor Data Now Easier to Plug into Existing Control Systems
Orem, UT (USA) June 7, 2007 -- Ad Hoc Electronics and EnOcean have teamed together to develop a multi-channel relay receiver that eases the expansion of existing control systems. The multi-channel relay receiver is called the LVRX and leverages data coming from self-powered wireless sensors. Because the sensors are self-powered, they do not have to be wired into the existing systems and they can send data to the receiver without use of batteries. Both the relay receiver and the sensors operate on the EnOcean RF protocol.
The LVRX relay receiver makes existing control systems more scalable by enabling the addition of multiple self-powered sensors. EnOcean’s wireless and self-powered sensors are compatible with the LVRX and can be attached to virtually anything because of their wireless nature. When the sensors are tripped or triggered, they send a radio signal to the LVRX which then sends the information to the control system. Self-powered sensors can be easily added to additional rooms, doors, windows, unattached buildings, even cabinets and movable items.
Self-powered Wireless Sensors
Instead of using batteries, self-powered wireless sensors convert solar power into energy that is used to send radio signals to the receiver. Because the sensors are wireless and battery-free, they eliminate the need for running wires and can significantly reduce installation time and cost. They also eliminate the hassle of replacing batteries.
The sensors are equipped with an RF Transmitter and have enough energy to transmit radio waves throughout an entire house or building. The solar-powered sensors can store energy for up to six days in complete darkness and they are maintenance-free for up to 20 years.
Low Voltage Relay Receivers (LVRX)
The LVRX is the link between the existing control system and the wireless sensors. It is available with either 4 or 8 channels and is easily installed by connecting it to the input outlet on an existing control panel. A simple “ID learn-sequence” is used to assign the sensors to the receivers allowing the receiver to store an association between each sensor and each relay output. Once the sensors are programmed they can be placed where needed using industrial tape or screws.
The complete system is available directly from Ad Hoc Electronics www.AdHocElectronics.com
For information about the LVRX please visit: http://www.adhocelectronics.com/Products/Multi-channel-Relay-Receivers
For information about Self-powered Wireless Sensors please visit: http://www.adhocelectronics.com/Products/Wireless-Sensors
About Ad Hoc Electronics
Ad Hoc Electronics
is a system integrator and distributor of wireless data products, providing
companies with the products and expertise they need to add wireless capability
to their own systems and devices. The company integrates and distributes
industry-leading products to provide OEMs with turnkey wireless solutions
for applications in sensor, controls and monitoring markets. For more
information regarding Ad Hoc products and services, visit www.AdHocElectronics.com,
write to info@AdHocElectronics.com or call (801) 225-2226.
technology enables wireless sensors and switches to operate without batteries
or external power sources. These self-powered modules convert energy from
light, push-buttons, vibration, or temperature gradients into useable
electrical energy. The company's advanced power management architecture
enables the operation of sensors and radios off miniscule amounts of available
energy. End products are employed in a diverse range of market segments:
building automation, industrial manufacturing, security, and automotive.
Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, EnOcean GmbH was founded in
2001 as a spin-off from Siemens AG. For more information regarding EnOcean
product, visit www.EnOcean.com.