Low maintenance wireless sensors for Industrial IoT applications.

Low maintenance wireless sensors for Industrial IoT applications.

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Energous Corporation has partnered with InPlay Inc., a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to engineering advanced low-power wireless communication technologies for the Industrial IoT market, to demonstrate a battery-free temperature and humidity IoT sensor.

This innovation harnesses the strengths of PowerBridge technology from Energous and a cutting-edge Bluetooth low-energy beacon system from InPlay. This combination has the potential to expand into multiple markets within the Industrial IoT ecosystem that Energous is currently focusing on. This collaborative endeavor aims to offer these industries a reliable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient sensor offering.

“As IoT expands, particularly within industrial applications, the need to retrofit costly sensor solutions becomes evident. By eliminating cables, removing disposable batteries, and cutting down maintenance costs, we can significantly reduce overall expenses and help deploy sensors at a much larger scale,” stated Cesar Johnston, CEO of Energous. “Our PowerBridge technology delivers consistent power to multiple devices simultaneously, offering greater design flexibility, waterproofing capabilities, and alleviating power-related challenges.”

“Energous PowerBridge technology enables wireless power transmission with minimal size and maximum power and cost efficiency,” said Jason Wu, CEO of InPlay. “Our InPlay NanoBeacon SoC benefits wireless sensors customers by providing ultra-low-cost, low-power and a programming free design where manufacturers are able to cut down on development costs and achieve a shorter time to market.”

Earlier this year, Energous Corporation launched a new 2-W conducted power transmitter to addresses the growing power demands from the rapidly expanding IoT ecosystem across supply chain, logistics, retail, industrial and agricultural industries. The 2-W PowerBridge transmitter doubles the energizing capability of the previous 1-W transmitter, advancing towards the goal of freeing IoT devices from the constraints of replaceable batteries and charging cords and extending power and range.

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