Press release 01/2021
eHandle ConnectHome transmits without a battery
- Energy harvesting enables generating a wireless signal without batteries
- Simple integration into smart home and smart building systems
- Ideal entry-level model to smart home applications
The eHandle ConnectHome for windows expands the range of mechatronic HOPPE products to include an additional eHandle for windows based on climate-neutral Energy Harvesting. The eHandle for windows works completely without batteries – the energy generated by turning the window handle is sufficient to send the wireless signal. The wireless signal is reliably transmitted on the basis of the EnOcean wireless protocol – environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient without having to tediously replace batteries or suffer unforeseen failures.
Important provider of information
Whenever it is moved, the eHandle ConnectHome for windows transmits a signal about the change of its position to the smart home system, thus initiating the programmed processes in the house or apartment on the basis of this information. Depending on the configuration it is then possible to control heating, sunshading and air conditioning systems, so that they operate more efficiently and conveniently. The heating can be set to automatically lowering when users are airing, as an example. The eHandle ConnectHome for windows reports the open (handles in tilted position are also reported as open) and closed handle position so that it is possible to configure individual scenarios in a straightforward way.
Energy self-sufficient wireless switch made by ZF
HOPPE installs an energy self-sufficient wireless switch made by ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a leading manufacturer of energy harvesting solutions, to transmit the handle position without having to rely on batteries. The module consists of a monostable generator and a transmitter PCB. The generator, as the key element, is based on the inductive principle, i.e. the required energy is exclusively generated by mechanically actuating the handle with the wireless switch.
Simple integration into smart home systems
Starting up an eHandle ConnectHome for windows only takes a few minutes: just add the handle to the system according to the manufacturer’s specifications and then integrate it as a new component. The eHandle ConnectHome for windows is suitable for all systems compatible with the EnOcean wireless protocol, such as Wibutler, Somfy, Homee, mediola.
Ideal entry-level model
With its slim rosette and two handle shapes, the eHandle ConnectHome for windows blends harmoniously into every smart home. Tôkyô and New York handle models, both amongst HOPPE’s most popular window handles, are available. Favourable pricing also makes sure that installing eHandles for windows in smart homes becomes an affordable investment.
The HOPPE Group is the European market leader in the development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing of architectural hardware systems for doors and windows. Founded in 1952, the family-run company based in Switzerland has around 2,800 employees worldwide. It is managed by Wolf Hoppe and Christoph Hoppe in the second generation, Christian Hoppe being the first representative of the third generation to be active since 2012.
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