Xicato, an established manufacturer and thought leader in intelligent, connected light sources, and EnOcean, the global leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, announced out-of-the-box interoperability between the Xicato Intelligent Module, Generation 4 (XIM Gen4) and the EnOcean 2.4 GHz BLE portfolio of battery-free, energy-harvesting switches. Together with complementary sensors soon to be available from Xicato and others, these products create a simple, cost-effective solution for California Title 24 and other building code requirements. This solution will be demonstrated in the EnOcean booth #40464 at the CES show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2017.
|Xicato and EnOcean showcase BLE interoperability smart lighting modules. (Xicato/LEDinside)|
“Xicato and EnOcean have been working together for over a year on this project,” said Menko de Roos, CEO of Xicato. “The almost simultaneous launch of XIM Gen4 and EnOcean’s compatible Bluetooth switch creates instant lighting solutions that meet and transcend building codes to deliver highly customizable, cost-effective, wirelessly controlled lighting environments of all types.”
“Xicato and EnOcean share the commitment to industry leadership in wireless lighting control and the Internet of Things (IoT),” says Dr. Wald Siskens, CEO at EnOcean. “The combination of EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless switches with the powerful features of the XIM Gen4 allows users to create and control simple or complex lighting scenes and effects, and enables simple, flexible installation of lighting applications. Our solutions enable wireless, maintenance-free control and eliminate the complexity and cost associated with wired or battery-powered wireless solutions.”
Xicato XIM and XTM modules are the light sources of choice for some of the world’s finest museums, retail stores, hotels and residences. XIM Gen4 is available in fixtures from several lighting manufacturers, some of which will be part of the demo in the EnOcean booth. XIM Gen4 can be programmed to respond to any combination of Bluetooth Low Energy switches, motion and lux sensors, and even 1-10V or DALI wired control. Groups, scenes, and “states” are easy to program into the XIM’s themselves, eliminating the need for dedicated hubs or controllers.