BOSTON, MA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - April 2, 2012) - Reinforcing the globalization of its business, EnOcean has entered into a strategic relationship with Future Energy Solutions (FES), a division of Future Electronics. EnOcean, the inventor of patented, self-powered wireless technology selected FES as its distribution partner to open new markets for its energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions. The partnership will add EnOcean's products to FES's growing portfolio of smart metering, solar, home area network, and energy harvesting solutions. The agreement covers key geographical markets in North and South America, Europe as well as Asia.
EnOcean's energy harvesting wireless modules, software, system IP and development kits provide a platform for designers to build sensor networks that are free of batteries or power cabling and deliver advantages such as enhanced environmental performance, low installation and maintenance costs, simplified network planning and easy scalability. The complete EnOcean portfolio covers transmitters, receivers, transceivers, energy harvesters, accessories and development kits for designing maintenance-free wireless solutions. With the new partnership, OEMs will benefit from the local support and design-in expertise of FES to enable them to rapidly develop EnOcean based products. Furthermore FES's global logistics footprint will help manufacturers minimize supply chain costs and streamline component logistics regardless of the factory location.
Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc., said: "FES enables us to rapidly expand our market presence, scaling for global growth. Future's robust infrastructure will enable regional demands to be fulfilled rapidly, while its specialized channels increase our reach into new markets. Future is one of the few larger distributors that understands the value of design-in support, and is resourced to help customers achieve successful product development."
"We are thrilled to be EnOcean's partner, and we look forward to working together with them in providing smart, energy efficient solutions for customers," said Richard Ankcorn, Strategic Business Manager for Future Energy Solutions. "Energy management and energy harvesting are key focuses for our Future Energy Solutions team and EnOcean is also a perfect fit for smart homes or smart grid solutions. In addition, our RF Solutions team provides extra wireless design expertise to support our customers integrating EnOcean solutions into their latest products."
About Future Energy Solutions
Future Energy Solutions is a leading provider of components, engineering solutions and system solutions vital to companies engaged in Green Tech product development and production. The drive for the business is the global need to reduce carbon emissions and become more energy efficient. Future Energy Solutions applies its engineering knowledge, global position, supply chain expertise and financial strength to help the world reduce energy consumption, embrace renewable energy generation and build a more sustainable future.
EnOcean is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. The company manufactures and markets energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building and industrial automation. EnOcean technology combines miniaturized energy converters with ultra-low-power electronics and robust RF communications. Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in more than 200,000 buildings worldwide. EnOcean is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of leading companies from the world's building sector that facilitates the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable buildings. The company currently employs 60 people in Germany and the USA.