EnOcean will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth occupancy sensor on the market integrating EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offering best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install. The new sensor, in a small and functional housing design, will add to EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio of battery-free Bluetooth switches and perfectly support the company’s strategy to easily provide precious data for the digitalization of buildings using LED lighting systems as data backbone for intelligent control. Visitors to the CES show can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit Bluetooth solutions at Sands Expo #40464. The new sensor will be available on the market from January 2019.

“Adding the solar-powered occupancy sensor to our EnOcean Easyfit Bluetooth portfolio, we prove once again the extensive opportunities of our energy harvesting technology to power wireless communication by the surrounding environment,” says Andreas Schneider, CEO of EnOcean GmbH. “At the same time, the self-powered Bluetooth occupancy sensor will meet the growing market demand for Bluetooth-based wireless control which leverages lighting systems as data grid for smart building services on the route to the IoT. Our Bluetooth partners will benefit from a complete plug & play energy harvesting portfolio which they can easily integrate into their Bluetooth lighting systems, offering installers a most flexible ready-to-use solution – self-powered and wireless.”