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Frost and Sullivan Industry Enabling Award Report

“Frost & Sullivan is impressed that RFMicron’s strategy implementation has been carefully targeted, with a focus on addressing unmet market needs in verticals like automotive, healthcare, and industrial,” says David Frigstad, Frost & Sullivan Chairman. “Because RFMicron’s devices can sense pressure/weight, moisture, proximity, and temperature, these wireless sensors have become the go-to solution for several OEM’s in the automotive space to prevent water leaks that are common in the vehicle assembly process and often escape the factory and later become a costly problem to repair. Because the sensors are passive and do not require batteries for power, no maintenance is required. This unrivaled functionality puts RFMicron’s sensors far ahead of competing options.”

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Monitor Switchgear Temperatures to Improve Safety and Reduce Costs

Electric power distribution switchgear equipment is critical to our modern lifestyle, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. With a 20-year expected service life, the high voltages and high currents put strains on this equipment that accelerate deterioration and increases the danger of catastrophic failure. Careful temperature monitoring of electric power distribution switchgear is essential for its safe operation and to protect human life. The RFM5107 Switchgear Temperature Monitoring System delivers continuous temperature monitoring to protect critical equipment, and issues alerts over MODBUS for easy integration into safety and security networks.

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Predictive Maintenance: Monitoring Temperature to Improve Efficiency and Uptime KPIs

If you’re the one to keeping it running then you already know how challenging it can be to keep tabs on mechanical equipment to ensure efficient operation and best-in-class uptime metrics. Spotting anomalies before they become a crisis is the key. Your best defense is data, especially when everyone needs it running 24-hours a day and 7-days a week – the kind of data that helps you deliver.

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Improve Quality and Reliability by Detecting Leaks Sooner

Automotive vehicle assembly is a complex process. The slightest of errors or issues can result in leaks when vehicles are exposed to the elements. A new type of Smart Passive sensing technology provides wireless detection of moisture and leaks during the vehicle assembly process. Learn how these batter-free passive sensors speed the leak detection process and improve overall quality.

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Solving Water Leak Inspection Challenges in Vehicle Assembly

“Water Leaks” have plagued the auto industry for years. About 3% of new vehicles leave the factory with leaks large enough to cause mold growth and damage to expensive electronic components. Detecting assembly issues and the leaks they trigger before a vehicle leaves the factory is critical to improving outgoing quality and avoiding customer warranty issues which lead to costly recalls.

Catching leaks at the factory requires a new approach to leak detection.  Since getting to the leak areas is challenging, what’s needed are water sensors located in these locations, under the carpet and in the thin spaces between plastic panels and door moldings.

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Incontinence Management with Dignity, using Smart Passive Sensors™

Adult incontinence is a problem that affects millions of elderly Americans. Quality of life is severely impacted, care providers have a time-consuming job with sometimes difficult patients, and facilities face rising costs and potential penalties. RFMicron’s technology and products enable a “smart brief” solution that allows a caregiver to remotely detect if an incontinence event has occurred. This allows care providers to check on a patient without disturbing them and allows care facilities to reduce costs and penalties. The solution can be attached to any adult brief by assisted living or skilled nursing staff. The solution can also be integrated by brief manufacturers directly into the brief during manufacturing. Data collected from the solution can be analyzed to help in early detection of other conditions.

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Chameleon™ Technology Enables Low-Cost Sensors

RFMicron’s Magnus™ integrated circuit (IC) family offers the industry’s only self-tuning capability, called Chameleon™ technology. Implemented in an on-chip analog signal processing circuit, Chameleon technology automatically adjusts the input impedance of the IC to optimally tune the tag every time it is accessed.

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