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National Instruments adopts Perpetuum's energy harvesting technology

01 June 2011

The National Instruments NI WSN-3226 Wireless Measurement Node can be powered by Perpetuum’s vibration energy harvester technology, giving end-users a maintenance-free, fit-and-forget extended power advantage against traditional 'battery only' wireless sensor network offerings. National Instruments joins a growing list of global automation leaders selecting Perpetuum’s energy harvesting technology to power their wireless sensor node product lines.

Industrial operations face the challenges of shorter reaction time to adapt to changing market demands, along with the diminishing availability of skilled labor. This increases the need for increased asset visibility, automated operation and maintenance solutions, where information can be collected, analyzed and presented easily and cost effectively. Wireless sensing, monitoring and measurement offer the reality of additional insight into plant operations and provide maintenance operations with unparalleled cost savings and optimum efficiency advantages.
Vibration Energy Harvester-augmented power solutions minimize the maintenance, disposal, safety and life cycle uncertainty issues of battery-only power in industrial environments.

“As a leader in the wireless sensing and industrial automation market, NI is excited to offer Perpetuum’s vibration energy harvesters as a solution to battery replacement for our WSN nodes,” said Nick Butler, Product Marketing Manager for Wireless Sensor Networks at National Instruments. “This solution can significantly reduce maintenance logistics and costs for customers.”

Perpetuum vibration energy harvesting solutions represent the evolution of power for wireless sensing and automation. To learn more about the NI Wireless Sensor Network platform and how these measurement devices can be powered by Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvesting technology, visit the NI whitepaper.


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