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or to a night table depending on the desired ergonomics (for example also keen to announce Arcom as one of its partners, the French company uses SARAH in its Aïther line of building automation products. Open and flexible, SARAH’s data frame format. This is also a clever way for Arveni to make some room for its core product, battery-less switches that the company claims are much better than competing offerings. The compact piezoelectric to arrange specific wiring trenches. The switches together with the relay & timer receiver are also perfect retrofits for old building renovations. They could even be stuck to a door in hospitals where rooms can be re-organized). Martin is With you from start to finish. We understand that electronic product design is a journey with many challenges. As a leading manufacturer of power supplies, we are with you from start to finish, collaborating to ensure that your next project is a success. Let us be your power expert. Dc-Dc Converters www.cui.com/PowerExpert Novum® Advanced Power Ac-Dc Power Supplies Power Hall B2, Booth 113 www.cui.com/electronica-2014 energy harvesting switches can snap into leading European brands of switch sockets including Legrand and Schneider, but Arveni will also consider licensing its piezoelectric technology to socket manufacturers. Eco-designed to draw less than 0.3W, the whole system including the switch together with its paired relay & timer receiver unit will save homes and buildings tenants from 11 to 15 euros per year in electricity bill compared to competing solutions, claims Arveni (aside from the energy savings that can be realized using the timer function). During installation, each relay & timer receiver is paired with one or several switches through a very simple manual procedure involving a program mode at the receiver during which the switches are activated across the wanted time interval. In effect, the timer can be programmed to switch off the lights from 30 seconds up to 7 days after they were initially switched on. “This is a simple feature that most of the home & building automation professionals were looking for”, commented Martin. “You can switch off the lights at any time, but if you forget to do so, the timer will take care of it, for example at the end of the day in the office or in a hotel corridor, the time it takes you to walk through it”. In new constructions, the switches can be mounted on bare walls at the owner’s request, without having One could stick the wireless and battery-less switch onto any furniture. www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2014 21


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