Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata announced today it has recently become a member of the EEBus smart home connectivity initiative. Other members include many well-known international consumer, industrial and technology organizations such as Schneider Electric, Bosch and SMA, The initiative has the goal of bringing partners together to facilitate the link between networking standards and energy management capabilities of the smart grid to the increasing range of connected and controlling devices that are now becoming present in the smart home.
A key part of any smart home will be a gateway system that will allow the access from a smartphone or tablet to the myriad of appliances and devices within the home. This access is possible from the local network or from the Cloud, enabling users to enjoy the comfort brought by IoT as well as the reduction of power consumption by monitoring each connected appliance and smartly use it. Wireless connectivity will be a fundamental component of such a gateway and Murata has already developed a small gateway solution that uses its wireless connectivity solutions and will support the EEBUS standards. In collaboration with EEBus and VDE Test Institu the solution will be on show at the forthcoming IFA consumer electronics show TecWatch hall 11.1, booth 5/6 in Berlin 5 – 10th September on the EEBus TecWatch Hall 11.1, Stand 5.
Rui Ramalho, product manager, connectivity modules , Murata Europe comments, “Making the smart home a reality heavily depends on integrating all connected devices and applications to the smart grid. This needs not only agreed standards but also collaboration by appliance and equipment manufacturers. Our joining of the EEBus initiative gives recognition that Murata values the progress they have made and our wish to actively participate in the future.”
Til Landwehrmann, managing director of the EEBus Initiative e.V.is pleased with the new prominent member. "With the support of a global company, whose solutions are already part of many smart products, we are able to take a decisive step towards penetrating the market with the EEBus approach."
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com