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EnOcean gains Microsoft support, hopes to standardize intelligent buildings

Microsoft has joined the EnOcean Alliance as a board member, singing the praises of the energy-harvesting wireless communication protocol and its potential to transform connected buildings. In the same week that Semtech has joined CABA, Microsoft is hoping that these newly connected systems are going to require some cloud computing resources, for which it can handily provide Azure. Riot has been keeping tabs on EnOcean for quite some time. Back in 2015, EnOcean announced a collaboration with Zigbee, which opened it up to the 2.4GHz spectrum, expanding from its previous sub-GHz focus. Microsoft has also been working in proximity to EnOcean for some time, with its 2016 announcement that its IoTivity-AllJoyn bridge software would also be supporting EnOcean. These two…

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