RWE to Launch Brand New Communication Solution for the Internet of Things

  • Communication protocol allows devices to communicate directly with each other
  • Solution is independent of transport layer
  • High security and flexibility today and in the future

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RWE have created a communication protocol called "Lemonbeat" which can address challenges within the Internet of Things. Part of the solution is a common language called "Lemonbeat Smart Device Language", compact enough to be used even by the simplest of devices, yet expandable to serve complex machinery.

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Widespread adoption would ensure that all things in the Internet are linkable and could work on the same logic. "I firmly believe that this increased commonality amongst devices will dramatically speed up innovation within the IoT Industry," said Dr. Dietrich Gemmel, managing director of RWE Effizienz. The ability to use Lemonbeat as a whole, or combine Lemonbeat Smart Device Language with other protocols such as Bluetooth, WLAN or Thread is seen as the key to proliferation.

The solution stems from experience gained through home automation, several products of which now use Lemonbeat. "We have taken advantage of our technological edge as the market leader in Germany to develop a common communication concept - for the full bandwidth of the Internet of Things," says Gemmel.

The initial offering is a chip and licences for software which allows the swift implementation of Lemonbeat. Further products are expected to follow.

RWE Effizienz GmbH helps customers to use energy in as efficient and safe a manner as possible by providing energy-related products and services. With innovative approaches and new products such as RWE SmartHome, electromobility or cutting-edge electricity storage solutions, RWE Effizienz is setting standards. There are more facts on,, and

SOURCE RWE Effizienz GmbH

For further information: RWE Effizienz GmbH, Harald Fletcher, Leiter Kommunikation, T +49-231-438-48-40, M +49-173-2904149,; Julika Gang, T +49-231-438-22-48, M +49-172-236-1312,

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