8Power wins prestigious IDTechEX energy harvesting award

Tenant 8power is pleased to announce being awarded “Best Technical Development in Energy Harvesting” at the 2017 IDTechEX conference in Berlin. With the launch of the Track100 self-powered GPS tracker the company has taken vibration energy harvesting out of the lab and in to a family of products.

Commenting on the award 8power CEO, Dr Antony Rix said “We are delighted and grateful to the panel of independent judges for making this prestigious award. We have worked rapidly to progress the commercial success of vibration energy harvesting. Thanks to our academic partners at the University of Cambridge and the 8power team for their hard work to allow us to launch our first products so soon”.

Rix added “This award validates our energy harvesting technology and highlights that the technology has moved from research to a commercial product sector. We are seeing completely new classes of connected devices emerge with energy harvesting at their core”.

The Track100 family of devices fully integrates 8power’s patented vibration energy harvesting, power management, energy storage, GPS/GNSS positioning and a choice of wide area cellular communications, in a sleek and robust IP67 casing. For ease of operations a secure cloud hosted data platform is available to provide dashboards, analytics, device management, security and application API access to manage fleets of devices.

Designed to report location and sensor data multiple times per day over cellular and LPWA networks, the Track100 is designed to operate for years in the field with no need to charge or replace batteries, free from the requirement to provide a wired power supply. The devices make it easy to get data from unpowered assets and is ideal for transportation, construction and rail based applications.

Evaluation of Track100 devices is now underway with selected lead customers in multiple territories. Please contact the company to arrange a demonstration or order an evaluation kit.

About 8power

8power is a new start-up company commercialising novel vibration energy harvesting (VEH) technology developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge. The target markets for the technology are self-powered wireless & IoT devices for sensing and measurement in industrial applications.

VEH enables power to be generated from a variety of vibration sources including motors, moving vehicles, or traffic-induced movement in structures such as bridges. The patented technology delivers up to 10 times higher electrical power than existing VEH systems by employing the principle of parametric resonance. This exciting discovery was pioneered by leading academics at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge.

For more information please contact 8power on +44 1223 781610 or through www.8power.com


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