Category Archives: Sensors

UnlimitedHand now fully compatible with the Arduino IDE

MUNICH, Germany, 08-Feb-2017 — /EPR ELECTRONIC NEWS/ — UnlimitedHand has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup (WT2017). It is an occasion where the latest research and gadgets are showcased amongst global professionals active in the field of wearable technology. This will be the first time we exhibit UnlimitedHand in Europe. We hope to take this chance to spread the news of a forth coming breakthrough in Virtual Reality, one where you will find yourself touching and feeling objects from the virtual world.

Last year, technical bricolage in the field of VR peripheries has been over-shadowed by the introduction of consumer Head Mounted Displays (HMD). Yet there is dire need for elevated levels of realism amongst avid gamers. VR peripheries are being weaved together in various combinations to achieve immersive experiences that one can be content with. This year, we look to contribute to the acceleration of this trend by making our products available to a wider audience. Catch our CEO Ken Iwasaki as he gives a presentation on the prospects of a haptic-enabled Virtual Reality.

List of guest speakers and schedule of WT2017 can be accessed here:
https://www.wearable-technologies.com/events/wt-wearable-technologies-conference-2017-europe

Partnership with Arduino AtHeart
This month, Arduino has officially licensed UnlimitedHand as an atHeart product. This means that UnlimitedHand, as a open-source ready product, is fully compatible with the Arduino IDE. UnlimitedHand also complies with Arduino’s high hardware standards. Arduino, with their commitment to open-source, has reached out with their technology to muster a great force of makers and inventors. This omni-present community has no doubt supported us in many ways during the development of UnlimitedHand. By joining the program, we can now present our results back to the community. In line with the spirit of Arduino, our team of technicians has been working on software and API (UHDeviceManager) that would create a seamless hacking environment. Developers who have never experimented with haptics too, would be able to quickly jump in to building applications.

Check out the current roster of AtHeart Products here:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/ArduinoAtHeart/Products

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius/Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Electronics News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Contact-Details:
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Promwad

Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

 

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New product: Quadcopter with dual thermal and daylight vision

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BELGIUM, 12-Sep-2016 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — UAVtechnics, a European based company has released a thermal drone solution utilizing DJI Inspire drone and FLIR thermal camera resulting in a quadcopter with dual thermal and daylight vision. Both sensors are located into the same gimbal which fits seamlessly onto DJI Inspire and DJI Matrice 100. This combination makes it perfect for various applications such as security and surveillance, emergency services, industrial inspections and brings together best of both worlds: DJI, leading company in drone industry and FLIR, leading company in thermal imaging.

Sony Daylight camera specifications: 1920p FullHD video – 16MP stills
FLIR Thermal camera specifications: 336 – 640×512 pixels
Pricing starts from 8200€ exVAT

http://www.uavtechnics.com/product/inspire-thermal-dual-2/

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Sony Electronics and Z3 Technology unveil Z3Cam-4KTM, a 4K H.265 IP camera

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LINCOLN, NE, 10-Sep-2016 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Z3 Technology, LLC, a leading provider of embedded video compression systems, and Sony Electronics Inc., an international leader in image sensors camera technology, are announcing the availability the Z3Cam-4KTM, a 4K H.265 IP camera leveraging Sony’s FCB-ER8300 4K camera. The Z3Cam-4K brings clarity and detail to high movement and low light conditions with optimized 4K technology. This unit captures stunning video with 20x optical zoom with integrated auto focus. The Z3Cam-4K provides crystal clear images for broadcast, industrial, medical, security and corporate applications while adding the ability to broadcast and analyze your video around the world.

The Z3Cam-4K is the first 4K video system capable of encoding and streaming 4K H.265/HEVC video with ONVIF integration for easy camera management. The innovative Z3Cam-4K has multiple options for your IP transmission. The system can output both H.265/HEVC and H.264 video over IP in 4K resolutions. It can also send a simultaneous HD stream. Camera control can take place remotely with VISCA control commands sent over IP to the Z3Cam-4K from a comm port on your PC. Where seeing sharp lines is key, Sony’s 4K noise reduction algorithm provides the highest quality imaging fit for virtual reality imaging and high detail data analytics.

“Sony is privileged to work with Z3 on providing the 4K optics and image capture subsystem integrated into the Z3Cam-4K. With fast auto focus, 20x optical zoom and electronic image stabilization we expect this new camera to be deployed widely in demanding commercial and industrial 4K applications,” saidJohn Monti, Director, Sony Visual Imaging Solutions.

“The Z3Cam-4K camera provides high quality, low bit rate video to be streamed over IP networks at 4K resolutions,” Aaron Caldwell, CEO Z3 Technology said. “In the past the bandwidth requirements for 4K were too high for many of our customers to make the switch to 4K. The Z3Cam-4K solves this dilemma by taking advantage of state of the art H.265 compression technology that uses very low power and low bandwidth. Z3 is excited to be collaborating with Sony to offer the industry this 4K H.265 IP camera solution to allow 4K imaging to be sent around the world with no distance limitations.”

Z3Cam-4K Features:
H.265/HEVC and H.264 encoded video
4K (Ultra-HD) and HD resolutions
High sensitivity image processor
20x optical and digital zoom
Integrated auto focus zoom and optional manual focus
Visibility enhancer ICR (Day and Night)
Noise reduction algorithm for high frequency and high detail areas
GigE interface for IP output
IP control and configuration
Supports Sony VISCA camera control over IP and ONVIF Profile S
Microphone input
Composite output
Device recording options via USB 2.0 interface
Network recording options over IP
PoE power or DC power

About Z3 Technology:
Z3 Technology is a Sony Authorized Integrator and is a leader in the embedded video market with focus on OEM ready system-on-modules and technology transfer licensing.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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Stanley CCS Completes Security And Fire Installations For Crawley Borough Council

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS) has completed the security and fire system installations for Crawley Borough Council’s Town Hall and local Football Stadium.

A comprehensive CCTV system has been installed across both the six storey Town Hall located in the town centre and at Broadfield Stadium, one of the finest non-league stadiums in the country with a capacity of 4,996 and home to Crawley Town Football Club. The CCTV was installed as a crime prevention measure and to ensure the safety of Council staff and visitors to the sites. In addition, Stanley was also awarded the Fire Alarm and Voice Evacuation system contract for the Stadium.

Alan Lagden, Building Services Manager at Crawley Borough Council, researched the CCTV market extensively before deciding on Stanley to undertake the installations: “I chose Stanley because of their reputation. I have received a very good service from them and am impressed by the excellent Stanley engineer who attends our site. We wanted consistency from the outset and that included having the same engineer attend site wherever possible. He is now familiar with us and knows where he is going without us having to spend an hour showing someone around the site with each visit.

“The additional works and upgrades we have had since having the system have been undertaken by Stanley who have kept me fully appraised of all the work being done and carried it out in a professional manner, using high spec equipment. One of the most important things was that the work has not interfered with our daily business”

Stanley CSS understands the value and strength of a local service team backed by global resources, with six office locations in the UK and over 75 locations throughout North America and Europe. Stanley focuses daily on delivering exceptional and consistent operational excellence in the five customer touch points: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. The company continually measures its performance against these touch points, identifying areas for improvement and providing clear, precise instructions for reaching each and every goal set.

An integral part of this customer offering includes a variety of finance options, including Stanley’s Flexible Finance package which enabled Crawley Borough Council to move forwards with these latest security and fire installations. This facility provides a low start to the agreement (which also includes all software upgrades and maintenance over the course of the ten year deal) with payments spread throughout its term.

For sales information please contact Stanley CSS at on 01793 692401 or via www.stanleycss.co.uk.

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SpyTown Going Green and Strong to Celebrate Earth Day

SpyTown.com, a premier retailer for all security needs and prevention with a variety of video security systems available is going green and remaining so with the celebration of Earth Day.

SpyTown, known for their impressive array of security equipment and assisting schools, businesses, and home owners in security is brining further light to the topic of environmental choices. The company has taken a proactive stance by making conscious business decisions to make a difference and protect the environment in any way possible. With the quickly approaching celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, many are reminded of how precious the environment is, and how “Going Green” may help preserve it.

SpyTown has maintained a “Go Green” mentality by deciding to no longer print and mail out catalogs in an effort to reduce waste. In addition, flyers and promotions have been printed with soy-based ink products rather than the typical petroleum which are known to give off VOC’s (volatile oranic compounds, pollutants to the environment). Forest Stewardship Council, (FSC), certified paper has also been used rather than the standard traditional paper. FSC is a not-for-profit organization that was established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

“The environment is something of great concern,” shares Sales Director, Howard Geschwind, “At SpyTown we have made it a point to make an effort to “Go Green” and maintain such a consistency in hopes to lessen detrimental effects on the rainforest, wildlife, and the environment as a whole. By making these small changes it is believed it can help in a big way.”

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Vaisala Introduces New Cleanroom-optimized Humidity and Temperature Transmitters

Continuous humidity and temperature monitoring is essential in ensuring the high quality of both processes and end products in life science and microelectronics industries. To ensure accurate and stable measurement data, Vaisala introduces two new humidity and temperature transmitters, designed for use in cleanrooms and demanding HVAC applications specifically.

The new Vaisala HUMICAP® Humidity and Temperature Transmitters HMT120 and HMT130 complement Vaisala’s existing offering of relative humidity measurement instruments that covers various applications from monitoring to ventilation and process control in demanding environments.

In addition to delivering accurate and reliable measurement data, the new transmitters are durable, easy-to-use and easy-to-install. Further, their smooth enclosure finish is resistant to dust and cleaning agents, which means that the transmitters are ideal for installation in cleanrooms and other critical environments with very high level of cleanliness and air quality requirements.

“Maintaining constant environmental conditions in production and storage environments is everything to our customers. The new transmitters incorporate Vaisala’s state-of-the-art HUMICAP® humidity sensor technology with guaranteed high measurement performance, which – especially when used in conjunction with the Vaisala Veriteq Continuous Monitoring System – means that our customers can rest assured that their products remain protected at all times,” says Jan Grönblad, Regional Market Manager for Vaisala’s Life Science and High Technology business.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the transmitters can be either wall-mounted or used with a remote probe for installation in ceilings, chambers or air ducts. Calibration and maintenance are made simple, quick and cost-effective by making the transmitters’ measurement probes fully interchangeable. As a result, calibration does not need to be done onsite, and the probes can be replaced without having to remove and re-adjust the transmitter.

For further information and detailed product specifications, please go to vaisala.com/HMT120.

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Security Camera Warehouse’s Q3 Revenue Doubles

Security Camera Warehouse, a leading CCTV system and surveillance equipment provider, today announced that Q3 2010 revenue is up by more than 100% when compared to the corresponding period a year ago. Both SCW, LLC customer base and the average order size have increased when compared to it’s position last year. Security Camera Warehouse momentum has continued quarter over quarter for the last year and half when it’s management changed.

Under previous management, Security Camera Warehouse offered security cameras and CCTV DVRs from one brand only. SCW, LLC has reinvented itself and now offers many new product lines including analog security cameras, IP security cameras, access control, locks, metal detectors, and security keypads.

In addition, SCW has gone from representing one brand to offering products from many different manufacturers including GE, Pelco, Sony, Speco Technologies, Honeywell, JVC, Toshiba, Everfocus, Vivotek, Vitek, Lockey, Baran, and Risco.

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China Security Systems Sources

China Security Systems (www.chinasecuritysystems.com) is a complete security products supply platform. CSS products are newest and hotest. All the products are comes from leading China security manufacturers and suppliers.

CSS products covers the closed-circuit surveillance equipments, access control, alarm products, video door phone and police products etc. CSS products are not only widely used for various construction projects,they are also used for private residential and each family.

With the continuous development of China security products, to those Purchasers and Mechanical Contractors, who are searching the newest security products, CSS is the best platform!

We welcome projects dealers, Distributors, Chain, Retailers, etc. can join CSS platform.

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Annotator CL-GPS Precision CameraLink Timestamp

IONETRICS, INC introduces the Annotator CL GPS CameraLink Annotator for stamping CameraLink data streams with precise GPS referenced time tags, a 32-bit frame number, and other valuable data. A modulated IRIG-B output is also generated synchronized to GPS time. In addition, the time stamp can be synchronized to a modulated IRIG-B input. The unit can also operate in a free running mode with time set by the host system over the built-in USB link.

Annotator CL-GPS Precision CameraLink Timestamp

The Annotator CL GPS is ideal for high speed cameras, spectrometers, radiometers, and other instruments with meta-data and time tagging needs. The annotation occurs in hardware and is injected directly into the CameraLink data stream. Since the annotation data is collected synchronously with the primary sensor data, there is no need for complicated post processing software. The Annotator CL GPS works with existing end user hardware and software with no modifications.

Two modes of annotation, digital and text, are supported. These can be used together or separately and can be independently disabled or enabled at user defined positions. The digital mode inserts a 32-word encoded block into the data stream. The text mode overlays text onto the data stream.

In addition to the CameraLink annotation features, the Annotator CL GPS combines the functions of CameraLink repeater, video splitter, breakout box, GPS receiver, and IRIG time code generator into one integrated peripheral. Master and slave CameraLink outputs are synchronized to exactly the same output data stream. Several flexible time code latching options are provided.

The Anncle software application is also provided so that end users can easily setup and control the Annotator CL GPS from the host system using USB. This software can run alongside end user software as a dedicated Annotator CL GPS control panel.

The Annotator CL GPS is available in a standalone enclosure or as an OEM PC board. For more information about this innovative new product, see http://www.ionetrics.com.

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Completely Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor By Cherry Electrical Products, Inc.

Cherry’s new AN9 series dual-output rotary position sensor is electrically and physically non-contacting, making it ideal for applications where high reliability and uncertain physical tolerances are involved. Its dual output design offers an additional dimension of reliability, allowing a connected controller to diagnose potential problems in the sensing system.

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The sensor output is programmable, but it is available in standard output ranges from 0-45 degrees to 0-360 degrees. Its non-contacting nature means that unlimited rotations are possible. Designed for automotive and off-road environments, the sensor is also sealed to IP68 for resistance to water immersion.

The AN9 eliminates the most common cause of rotary position sensor performance problems by removing the mechanical interface between rotating shaft and sensor. In Cherry’s unique design, a rotating member mates to a separate magnetic actuator. This means that mis-alignment or changes in the shaft position will not physically impact the sensor. While potentiometric sensors may suffer from wear or dither and traditional non-contacting sensors may experience binding or jamming, the Cherry AN9 sensor is vulnerable to none of these potential failure modes.

The Hall-effect-based AN9 offers a 5vdc ratiometric output. It is suitable for a wide range of applications, including: steering wheel position sensor, shift-by-wire sensor, variable valve timing position sensor, and pedal position sensor for braking and acceleration.

For further information, visit http://www.cherrycorp.com or call 262-942-6500.

About Cherry
Cherry, a brand of ZF Electronics Corporation, provides high-performance sensors, standard and custom electrical switches, and computer keyboards for the worldwide automotive, computer and consumer/commercial OEM markets. ZF Electronics has offices and factories in Germany, England, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Hong Kong and the United States.

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