Mpression to Announce New Energy Harvesting Sensor Terminal
Macnica and Altima today announce the development of a new innovative wireless sensor terminal "EH-Terminal" using energy harvesting technology.
EH-Terminal is a wireless sensor terminal to monitor environmental data such as temperature, humidity and light level without the need to change batteries by adopting a solar cell optimized for room light and secondary battery. The sensor network systems for indoor applications had a barrier in wide adoption by the issues of battery life, maintenance cost and the limitation of placement locations. This EH-Terminal overcomes those issues by using Ricoh's high-efficiency thin die-sensitized solar cell and Hitachi Maxell's ultra-thin laminated battery, and enables long and reliable wireless communication in a very small package. The EH-Terminal uses Dust Networks for communication with core network to attain high reliability and low power, and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) for communication with wearable terminals.
- Wireless Sensor for Indoor Use
- Monitoring Temperature/Humidity/Light Level using PC
- Thin Package by Using the Latest Features of Components
- Easy Placement of Device Anywhere Including Walls
- Die-Sensitized Solar Cell: Ricoh
- Thin Secondary Battery: Hitachi Maxell
- Wireless Communication (Core): Linear Technology - LTP5901IPC-IPMA
- Wireless Communication (BLE): Broadcom - BCM20737S
- Light Sensor: Texas Instruments - OPT3001
- Temperature/Humidity Sensor: Silicon Laboratory - Si7021
(D) 115mm x (W) 63mm x (H) 13mm
Indoor Environmental Data Monitoring for Office, Home, Factory, Commercial Facilities