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Limitless Environment for Developing Wireless and Energy Harvesting Devices for Building Automation


Mr Jim O'Callaghan, President
EnOcean Inc.
United States
 
 
This presentation was given at Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2011 on Nov 16, 2011.
 

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Presentation Summary

  • Primary types of energy harvesting for energy management devices
  • Integration of energy harvesting with RF modules
  • International standardization of wireless protocol
  • Market potential

Speaker Biography (Jim O'Callaghan)

Jim O'Callaghan has spent his career building brands, customers and value for a host of innovative technology companies, both public and private. He spent the first dozen years primarily in finance and accounting positions, culminating as CFO participating in two successful IPOs. For the last decade and a half, Jim has worked almost exclusively in sales, marketing and management roles, both with technology and with RF ventures. He is best known as co-founder of Cirque Corporation, the originator of touchpad pointing devices now common on virtually all notebook computers. In 2005 Jim joined EnOcean to establish a North American presence. Jim has a BBA in accounting and a MBA.

Company Profile (EnOcean Inc.)

EnOcean (www.enocean.com), the inventor of self-powered wireless sensor networks, manufactures energy harvesting and RF modules that enable OEMs to develop wireless sensors & switches for use in building automation systems and other applications in industry and security. The batteryless RF modules convert ambient solar, thermo-electric and mechanical energy into useable electricity that can is purposed for sensor-driven radio communications - primarily in buildings. These 'peel-n-stick' devices reduce time, cost and occupant disruption during building automation system retrofits; and provide unrivalled flexibility in new construction. Today, EnOcean wireless modules are chosen worldwide by more than 100 manufacturers to enable their system ideas for buildings and industry. EnOcean-based components are already in use in over 200,000 buildings worldwide. EnOcean was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from Siemens AG.