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Connectivity | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 03, 2017

Lemonbeat Combines DALI and Ethernet Technologies with Its Own IoT Ecosystem

Dortmund-based company Lemonbeat GmbH - the developer behind the IoT infrastructure technology of the same name - is expanding its portfolio, adding interfaces for "DALI", the international standard for lighting controls in building automation, as well as cabled Ethernet technologies. The company will also be exhibiting from 24-28 April at the Hannover Messe trade fair at Stand A10 in Hall 16.

With its software technology of the same name, Lemonbeat has developed a comprehensive construction kit for the Internet of things that can bestow "intelligence" on even simple battery-powered devices. In this way, devices can interact with each other directly and independently of any central cloud-based or gateway control system via the "Lemonbeat smart Device Language" (LsDL). This makes IoT installations more reliable, and means that only data that are relevant for analysis or monitoring purposes are transmitted for central processing. The patented, energy-saving "Lemonbeat Radio" wireless technology is typically used at sub-GHz frequencies to enable communication between devices. This technology makes large bandwidths possible, and is suitable for local networks that are operating at the their limits under conventional standards. Lemonbeat technology always uses proven Internet standards such as XML or IPv6, which means that it can be implemented flexibly.

Initial applications can be found in areas such as smart homes, smart gardens, and even in the professional automation of commercial buildings thanks to Lemonbeat's cooperation with Phoenix Contact.

In order to add "Lemonbeat Intelligence" to the international "Digitally Addressable Lighting Interface" (DALI) standard that is used in building automation to control lighting equipment, the company now provides an adapter that straightforwardly integrates these devices into the Lemonbeat IoT ecosystem. An additional interface allows devices to be integrated into Lemonbeat networks via cables using Ethernet technology.

The new adapter enables devices to be easily integrated into the Lemonbeat IoT ecosystem using DALI or Ethernet. The adapter acts as a translator, with further communication subsequently taking place via Lemonbeat Radio over sub-GHz frequencies. The prototype in the photo features both of these interfaces; however just one of the two technologies will be offered in a standardised industrial housing, depending on the specific application.

Lemonbeat is exhibiting at this year's Hannover Messe at the large joint stand for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is located at Stand A10 in Hall 16.
You can also find additional information online at www.lemonbeat.com or on the official Lemonbeat blog at www.wespeakiot.com

About Lemonbeat:

Lemonbeat GmbH is the inventor of a universal construction kit for developing smart appliances for the Internet of things ( IoT). The so-called Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL) allows users to directly interact with the "intelligence" of these devices. When intelligent devices of this kind are networked, it is possible for them to interact with each other directly within an IoT ecosystem - completely independently of any cloud-based or gateway solutions. This makes IoT installations less complex, reduces engineering and maintenance costs, and provides greater flexibility. The language can be used via both cables and wireless technologies in combination with the IPv6 protocol. Lemonbeat was founded in 2015 and is a fully owned subsidiary of Innogy SE, an established European energy company.

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