Dortmund/Cologne, 11 April 2017. The Dortmund company Lemonbeat GmbH, developer of IoT infrastructure technology of the same name, becomes a member of EEBus Initiative e.V., the leading European technology association for the Internet of Things (IoT) with its headquarters in Cologne. The company intends to bring its know-how in the areas of radio and battery operation to the EEBUS technology concept.
Lemonbeat GmbH has developed a comprehensive modular software construction system for the Internet of Things which equips devices with their own “intelligence”. For instance, with the “Lemonbeat smart Device Language“ (LsDL), devices can interact with one another independently of any central control. This makes IoT installations more reliable. Only relevant data, such as data required for monitoring and analysis purposes, are forwarded centrally, for instance to the Cloud. One of its special features is the patented, energy-saving sub-GHz radio technology “Lemonbeat Radio”. It makes high bandwidths possible at wider ranges, is securely encrypted and is particularly suitable for applications in local networks where conventional standards reach their limits. The first areas of application are in the areas of Smart Home, Smart Garden and also, due to Lemonbeat’s cooperation with Phoenix Contact, in the area of automation of commercial buildings. One further area of application is Smart Metering.
As the leading European initiative, EEBUS brings together significant players in the energy, telecommunications, electronics and automotive industries. Together with members, the initiative is developing the open EEBUS standard, which is particularly well suited to equipment communication for the purpose of efficient energy usage. EEBus cooperates with other leading associations such as the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and the Thread Group.
The SPINE technology concept developed by EEBUS (Smart Premises Interoperable Neutral-message Exchange) makes communication between the solutions offered by various different operators in the industry possible. SPINE is technology-neutral, similarly to LsDL, and is based on the mark-up language XML. Both solutions use internet standards such as TCP/IP or UDP. This means that in principle all physical transmission platforms which support these standards are possible.
“We are pleased to welcome Lemonbeat GmbH as a new member of the EEBus Initiative,” said Josef Baumeister, Managing Director of EEBus Initiative e.V. in response to the company’s arrival. “In Lemonbeat, an innovative company has joined us, which has competencies in particular in the areas of encrypted Low-Power communication, and localised device intelligence, and will use EEBUS in this field for interesting applications.”
“Intelligence in the Internet of Things is moving further in the direction of terminals”, adds Oliver van der Mond, Managing Director of Lemonbeat GmbH. “In terms of technology, SPINE and Lemonbeat are very similar to one another. Where Lemonbeat extends the concept to include local intelligence, SPINE defines specific “use cases” discussed by members. Within our membership we see a great opportunity to combine benefits from both worlds. Building automation, for instance, cannot manage without intelligence. With its technology, Lemonbeat offers a completely new “Eco-system”. This will also benefit the other members of EEBUS, as it will open up quite new possibilities for their products and solutions.”
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Lemonbeat GmbH is the inventor of a universal framework, called Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL), which provides the building blocks for the development of smart devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). With LsDL it is possible to place ‘intelligence’ directly onto the devices themselves. Through the networking of such intelligence devices, they can then interact directly with each other, without relying on cloud or gateway solutions. This helps to the reduce the complexity, as well as engineering and servicing costs normally associated with an IoT installation. At the same time it provides increased flexibility. The language can be used in combination with common cable or wireless IPv6-based communication protocols. Lemonbeat was founded in 2015 and is a 100% subsidiary of innogy SE, an established European energy company.
About EEBUS e.V.
EEBus Initiative e.V. is an independent association with over 60 members, who are for the most part leading European manufacturers in the areas of Smart Home, networked home technology, electromobility and energy. Together with its members, the association is developing the open EEBUS standard – the world language of energy in the Internet of Things. “Speak Energy” – with EEBUS, devices and systems can communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer about the efficient use of energy. Networked heating systems can, for instance, talk to photovoltaic installations, domestic appliances with energy storage systems and electric car charging stations with the other users of electricity in the home, or with the Smart Grid, so that available energy and energy required are always efficiently used. All the interfaces and specifications designed in the EEBUS-Initiative will be standardised internationally, and are freely accessible. Further information, and a list of current members, are available at www.eebus.org.
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