Frogblue offers smart building solutions based on its own frogblue Bluetooth® mesh network, which are 100 percent made in Germany with the highest standard of quality. The system is based on intelligent control modules, the frogs, which are installed directly in flush boxes behind the light switch, lamp outlet, distribution box or suspended ceiling.
The modular solution is installed quickly, can be extended at any time and is energy efficient. Neither routing of cables nor IT installations, switchboard or central stations are necessary. Frogblue is suitable for retrofit as well as new buildings, from a single apartment to office buildings.
The young company based in Kaiserslautern is VDE-certified, a member of the ZVEI, ZVEH, the economic initiative Smart Living and SmartHome Initiative Germany as well as the German Design Council. Founder and CEO, Dr. Ralf Hinkel, has more than 30 years experience in the electronics industry and already sucessfully founded several high-tech businesses.
Born in Mainz, Ralf Hinkel studied informatics and electrical engineering at TU Kaiserslautern. In 1989 he graduated with the topic autonomous mobile robots for cleaning technique. Founded in Kaiserslautern by Dr. Hinkel, the QUADRIGA Ltd. developed the arising laser-diode automatic level laser for Bosch, Würth, Stanley and Dewalt. In 1999 he founded the listed company MOBOTIX AG and, as technology leader, developed IP Cameras and Software for Video-Security-Solutions with about 400 employees and global export. Ralf Hinkel is founder and CEO of frogblue and is in charge of the company strategy and product development.
René Hinkel completed the dual education system in electrical engeneering. The topic of his bachelors degree about dimmer electronics laid the foundation for his future direction. Born in Kaiserslautern, he founded the technology company Abionix GmbH together with his father in 2014, which later transitioned into the frogblue TECHNOLOGY GmbH. At frogblue he is in charge of development and production. As the brain behind the frogs he still oversees every layout and certification. His multi-channel dimmer got patented. René Hinkel works side by side with his father on new innovative solutions for house- and building-automation. His focus lies on high quality and reliability as well as easy installation and handling.
Frogblue is a young dynamic company with its headquarters in Kaiserslautern. Advance in knowledge, long-term experience in business and solid financing are the backbone of an innovation-based corporate philosophy. Our focus is on the fast-growing market for intelligent living and working.