Posted on 01/15/2019 at 09:22 AM by Seth Hansen
CES 2019, as CES always is, was abuzz with the latest product innovations and companies seeking to disrupt the technological status quo with new takes on old problems, and new takes on new problems.
Crowds flocked to LG’s rollable OLED tv that seemingly levitated from a rectangular enclosure and covered the wall with bright colors and crisp images.
Others tried to upend a robot designed to play ping pong while an audience observed in wonderment.
There was a smart toilet that featured integrated lighting, air freshener and, of course, Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant.
With the number of IoT devices exploding worldwide, power is more important now than ever before.
While at the show we met with pet collar companies that help keep Rover safer and accounted for when he or she escapes from home.
We networked with motorcycle helmet companies that want to keep drivers connected should an accident occur.
We interfaced with companies who want to make personal trackers more convenient and powerful.
We connected with several smart door lock companies that seek to make the age-old entry method of getting into your house simpler, more secure and safer.
We met a company interested in tracking waterfowl and learning more about how to keep these beautiful birds safe and flourishing.
We had conversations with engineering and design firms eager to leverage our thin, flexible material and power their products.
Many of the aforementioned companies were excited at not only the prospect of keeping their devices online with renewable energy but also enhancing their respective value propositions with a product that needs less charging because it can harvest the ambient light available in any environment.
Smart home companies overwhelmed the show floor and incorporated an ever-growing number of once “dumb” devices that can now function with your digital assistant of choice.
We met with many companies poised to gain tremendous value from our indoor solar material. These companies can use the power generated by our solar to monitor temperature, motion and other information that networks directly with your smart home.
Additionally, we discussed how indoor solar can help reduce or replace batteries in medical field sensors that are deployed in hospitals all over the world. These power generating methods would allow much more rapid expansion and free up time and resources.
Show attendees and companies interested in powering their IoT devices could jump-start the process with PowerFilm’s Indoor Solar Development Kits.
At the tradeshow, we demonstrated the Indoor Solar Development Kit with TI BLE (DEV-IN-BLE-TI) that transmits temperature, battery and light levels to an Android app on a connected device.
This kit is designed to be a starting point for product designers and engineers who are interested in all the benefits that Indoor Light Series Electronic Component Solar Panels provide.
We also demonstrated solar panels powering a smart door lock, augmenting a battery power source, or replacing it entirely.
Now, more than ever, alternative power sources are vital.
PowerFilm is committed to continuing to create innovative energy solutions that product designers and engineers can use to differentiate their products, making them more economical and environmentally conscious.
We look forward to continuing to help companies bring their products to market with our integrated solar material.
Do you have a product that can benefit from thin-film solar?
Please contact us and we can start a conversation today.
Categories: Internet of Things