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Brossard, QC/Salt Lake City, UT – October 15, 2014 - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today announced the release of its new 902 MHz frequency radio technology, further enhancing the company’s Open-to-Wireless™ battery-less solution for building automation.

Distech Controls offers a wide variety of wireless, battery-less sensors and switches for applications ranging from room temperature and humidity sensing, to duct and cable temperature sensing, to occupancy detection. A true green building alternative, Distech Controls’ Open-to-Wireless solution offers many benefits for building management, from increased flexibility and adaptability, to cost and time reduction at installation, to improved occupant comfort.

The Open-to-Wireless solution integrates energy harvesting wireless technology, with upgraded 902 MHz transceivers from EnOcean, particularly suited for the requirements of the North American market. The additional frequency offers an increased effective range, robust performance and enhanced resistance to interference.

“Distech Controls strives to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. The introduction of the 902 MHz frequency brings building automation to the next level by further enhancing Open to Wireless’ ability to provide extremely robust, long-range wireless, battery-less communication,” said Jim French, Vice President Product Development and Support, Distech Controls. “That way, maintenance-free wireless automation solutions become state-of-the art technology for both retrofit projects and large office buildings with flexible office concepts”.

“Distech Controls is a longstanding member in the EnOcean Alliance and has realized numerous successful building projects throughout North America and worldwide,” says Jim O’Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc. “It’s a strong signal for the industry to see this comprehensive partner shaping the future of wireless building automation.”

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About Distech Controls, Inc
An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, all the while reducing operating costs. We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. Distech Controls serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. For more information: www.distech-controls.com

PlantPROCORE About EnOcean
EnOcean is the originator of patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company manufactures and markets energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building, smart home and industrial applications as well as in further application fields such as the Internet of Things. EnOcean technology combines miniaturized energy converters with ultra-low-power electronics and robust RF communication. For more than 10 years, leading product manufacturers have chosen wireless modules from EnOcean to enable their system ideas. EnOcean is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies from the world's building sector that has set itself the aim of creating innovative solutions for sustainable buildings.

Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in several hundreds of thousands buildings worldwide. The EnOcean wireless protocol is standardized internationally as ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. For more information visit www.enocean.com


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