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Auerbach. In a world where the number of communication networks continues to increase, requirements for information transmission are also changing. Data transmission must be mobile and flexible while using as little energy as possible. One solution is energy harvesting wireless switches from ZF. They are simple and effective to use and are installed without cables or batteries.

Technology for Smart Homes encompasses a wide range of solutions that make living and working in buildings more efficient and comfortable. In this arena ZF provides independence and convenience by providing flexible switching solutions to control building environments without the cost of supplying and installing cables to switch points or regularly having to replace batteries required by conventional remote control devices.

ZF Energy Harvesting switches offer simple installation and connectivity in new buildings, old buildings, renovated properties and industrial applications. With the energy harvesting multi-pushbutton module from ZF, “smart-age” switching has become a reality. Lighting, heating and ventilation, door opening, alarms and hi-tech systems can all be connected without cabling enabling simple installation even on surfaces including glass, wood, or concrete. With the multi­pushbutton module, ZF has eliminated the need for embedding cables in walls or the use of trunking and external power requirements. ZF’s “energy harvesting” product range is unsurpassed for ease of installation and connectivity and offers the flexibility to easily relocate switch positions without expensive re-cabling.

The ZF multi­pushbutton switch module is as flexible as its user, adapting easily to any living or control requirement. A unique benefit of the simple configuration of ZF Energy Harvesting switches allows users to turn a light on and off one day and change the function to become a door opener on another. Users can decide what function the switch will perform and where it will be positioned in a building and change it at any later time with minimum effort. Home décor, office or factory layout can be designed without worrying about where to position control switches as they can be relocated at any time as required without damage to the fabric of the building. Multifunction systems to dim lights, control blinds or heating systems can be preconfigured from a single switch, located in the most convenient place for the user.

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ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company acquired TRW Automotive on May 15, 2015 which was integrated into the organizational structure as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division. The combined company has a global workforce of around 138,300 at about 230 locations in some 40 countries and reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015. ZF annually invests approximately five percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.

The Business Unit Electronic Systems headquartered in Auerbach/Opf., Germany offers innovative electronic- and mechatronic solutions for automotive applications with a special focus on e-mobility and efficiency solutions. Furthermore the Business Unit is also offering switches and sensors for industrial applications.


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