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Rutronik adds EnOcean Wireless Products to its Portfolio

Rutronik is expanding its wireless portfolio to include EnOcean products. The specialist for self-powered wireless solutions offers sub-1GHz and 2.4GHz wireless modules, switches, sensors, and development kits based on the EnOcean wireless protocol (an open international standard since 2011), ZigBee, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The partnership is effective immediately and involves the worldwide distribution of the EnOcean product range.

Rutronik is also joining the EnOcean Alliance.  

“Rutronik and EnOcean have already collaborated a number of times in the past on joint customer projects related to our new module generation. Our innovative, self-powered wireless products are an excellent addition to Rutronik’s existing wireless portfolio. The company’s well-trained team of field application engineers (FAE) and business development managers and its large global sales force focused on the new IoT markets are both exactly in line with our own strategy,” says Markus Florian, Sales Director Central Europe, EnOcean GmbH.

Rutronik – Market Leader for Ultralow-Power Wireless Solutions

“We are one of the market leaders among distributors when it comes to ultralow-power wireless solutions. Up to now, however, these have all required at least a button cell for power. By adding EnOcean’s products to our portfolio, we can now offer our customers wireless technology based on energy harvesting. In addition, EnOcean has earned itself an excellent reputation in the market in recent years. And effective immediately, we are going to expand that reputation together on an international level,” says Kerstin Wagner, Product Sales Manager Wireless, Rutronik.

By joining the EnOcean Alliance, Rutronik is also improving on one of its greatest strengths – providing expert advice from the project idea to the finished product:

“It is important for Rutronik not only to have the products on the price list but also to be able to advise our customers with respect to protocol features, the roadmap, and certification processes. That’s why we have to cultivate relationships that are very close to the origins of the EnOcean standard so that we can incorporate the latest information about the protocol into our customers’ actual hardware design processes,” says Wagner. 

EnOcean’s Battery-Free Wireless Technology

EnOcean has been developing innovative, self-powered wireless sensor solutions for maintenance-free and flexible Internet of Things applications for over 17 years. EnOcean’s products are based on miniaturized energy converters, extremely energy-efficient electronics, and reliable wireless technology based on open standards such as EnOcean, Zigbee, and Bluetooth. They are used in

  • building and industrial automation
  • smart homes
  • LED lighting controls
  • environmental monitoring. 

About Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2017) and the number eleven worldwide (SourceToday, May 2018). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 950 million euros in the fiscal year 2017.

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