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Clearing the hurdles

Grenoble-based startup EnerBee is appearing at CeBIT in Hannover with a wireless and battery-free rotary dimmer - could this finally mark the end of the long search for an all-in-one solution for smart lighting controls?

09 Mar. 2016
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All too often, the path to converting a conventional home into a smart home is disrupted by three major hurdles – cabling, energy supply, compatibility and costs. OK, that makes four hurdles. Add programming and control into the mix and that takes us up to five. And of course we can’t forget the so-called "spouse acceptance factor" – getting your long-suffering partner to approve your latest idea for a new gadget. However, hurdles aren't dead ends. After all, obstacles are there to be cleared. What’s more, in a world where it only seems there’s nothing left to discover, these hurdles also offer innovative startups a number of gaps that can be well worth closing. At CeBIT this year, SCALE11 is the perfect forum for all these innovative movers and shakers.

Back to those smart home hurdles - EnerBee is one of the startups featuring at CeBIT, and is showcasing a wireless and battery-free rotary dimmer that really comes up with the goods. At long last, the end is in sight for switch and lighting manufacturers looking for an all-in-one solution for smart light controls. Key to the dimmer module is the multi-patented EnerBee micro generator, uniquely designed to convert the simple act of turning the dimmer knob into enough power to send light control commands via a wireless signal. Thanks to the ZigBee communication protocol, the EnerBee dimmer can easily be integrated into most smart home solutions currently available on the market. All the better for persuading that skeptical spouse!

EnerBee S.A.S. (38040 Grenoble Cedex 9, France), Hall 11, Stand D47/3, Topic: CeBIT SCALE11

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