--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alta Devices:
In several presentations this week, Alta
Devices will explain how battery-powered devices and remote
sensors can be truly autonomous. Sensors are critical to the
successful operation and safety of autonomous devices, machines
and vehicles. In conjunction with the addition of more sensors,
power needs also increase. The best way to power these sensors and
remain autonomous is via solar power.
Expo & Conference, June 26 - 28, 2018
Alta Devices Technical Marketing Engineer, Ian Murray will discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to be everywhere but replacing necessary batteries can be costly. Energy harvesting of solar power allows IoT devices to be powered longer between maintenance cycles or even indefinitely without battery replacement.
Truly Autonomous Sensors Via Solar Cells
Alta Devices Marketing Director, Tanya Wilkins will discuss how solar power can enable industrial sensors to be truly autonomous. As the growth of autonomous vehicles and machines accelerates, both sensors and power needs will increase.
True autonomy means that industrial sensors do not need to be plugged in to perform their functions or to have sufficient power. Currently the endurance of battery-powered equipment is limited. Battery replacement is awkward, expensive, inconvenient, and recharging takes time. Moreover, battery disposal has a negative impact on the environment. However, solar technology, such as Alta Devices AnyLight™ power technology, provides the ability to capture enough solar power to keep batteries charged on an ongoing basis without compromising design requirements. This creates a new possibility: battery powered equipment that is truly autonomous and can work for extended periods, without the economic or environmental cost and complexity of battery replacement. A broad range of applications are enabled: networks of IoT sensors that continuously capture data; operations in remote or hard-to-access locations; and equipment with new capabilities that are powered by light alone.
About Alta Devices: Alta Devices is empowering autonomy by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Devices AnyLight™ power technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, satellites, consumer electronics, sensors, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit http://www.altadevices.com. Alta Devices is a Hanergy company.
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