Press release from: 18 February 2020
Axzon and Cymbet announce collaboration to develop world’s first ultra-low power, disposable data logger solution for Cold Chain logistics monitoring
Austin, TX / Minneapolis, MN. – February 18, 2020 –
Axzon and Cymbet Corporation announced that they are combining their unique technologies to create the world’s lowest power Internet of
Things (IoT) sensor tag at a price point, which enables continuous monitoring and data logging of key environmental conditions during the logistics chain of perishable goods, such as meat, produce, and medications at any point in the logistics flow.
This unprecedented sensing solution consists of Axzon’s Xerxes-II semi-passive data logger sensor IC for autonomously monitoring as well as recording temperature, pH, moisture, strain and other environmental parameters, in combination with Cymbet’s EnerChip solid state micro-battery.
Xerxes-II IC includes a full encryption engine for protecting data integrity, a real-time clock, memory, several sensing engines and a UHF
RAIN-based wireless transceiver. Together with EnerChip, the sensor solution provides a low cost, low profile, and highly scalable solution for end-to-end, continuous cold-chain monitoring and recording of environmental conditions during s product’s journey from producer to consumer. Axzon and Cymbet are working with select partners to enable unprecedented visibility and security, and to provide actionable data as part of their cold chain logistic solution. The two companies have already demonstrated operational prototypes and expect to sample their sensor solution in 2020, with production quantities in late 2020 or early 2021.
“We continue to expand our vision of connecting the Unconnected. Through our combined innovative technologies and strategic partnerships, our joint solution enables our customers to experience much greater visibility, accountability, and unprecedented quality control throughout the entire supply chain at an attractive cost point.” said Shahriar Rokhsaz, CEO of Axzon. “We are fully committed and excited to changing the dynamic of this market by collaborating with Cymbet and their highly innovative battery approach.”
Cymbet’s EnerChip solid state battery is safe under all operating conditions. It is both non-toxic and non-flammable, making it an excellent choice for applications in low power remote sensors, food and pharmaceutical distribution, as well as medical devices. Cymbet CEO Monte Johnson noted, “We continue to build upon our industry-leading technology and intellectual property base. Our technology provides product attributes that our customers utilize to create new and differentiated products.” The extremely small footprint and low profile of the EnerChip allows product designers the freedom to integrate a battery in miniature devices using high volume assembly methods, overcoming the physical size and integration limitations of conventional batteries.
Please contact either company to schedule a meeting for a demo or discussion.
Based in Austin, Texas, Axzon (formerly RFMicron, Inc) produces end-to-end wireless sensing solutions that bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to industry and businesses in need of real-time business insights into productivity, performance, and environmental threats along their supply chain. Since its founding in 2006, Axzon has led the expansion of sensing capabilities to meet the unique, large-scale demands of businesses whose success depends on knowing more about their operating conditions, including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, predictive maintenance, switchgear, cold-chain and data centers. Axzon’s solutions include wireless Smart Passive Sensors™ and other patented and patent-pending industrial IoT solutions. Learn more at www.Axzon.com.
About Cymbet Corporation
Cymbet, a privately held clean technology company, is the world leader in solid state energy storage solutions for microelectronic systems. The company’s EnerChips provide electronic system designers with embedded power capabilities. Cymbet recently introduced a new product, the PMRTC (Power Management with Real-Time Clock), which offers best-in-class operating current, configurable battery management, power switching, and an on-chip temperature sensor. Cymbet’s components enable its customers to create innovative, integrated products in an ever-expanding field of electronic devices requiring safe, rechargeable, miniature power sources. Cymbet has a manufacturing facility in Lubbock, Texas, in partnership with X-FAB, and product development and test operations in Elk River, Minnesota.
Visit Cymbet online at: www.cymbet.com.
For further information:
Jeff Sather, VP Technology and Solutions
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