FireFly Power Technologies to demo wireless power platform
June 1, 2006 -- The platform consists of a wireless power transmitter that sends out radio frequency (RF) energy to wireless power supplies, which include highly efficient RF to DC converters that translate RF energy into usable power.
FireFly Power Technologies will demonstrate its Wireless Power Platform at the JARI Showcase for Commerce, booth #50, to be held on the floor of the Cambria County war memorial arena at the Frank J. Pasquerilla conference center in Johnstown, PA.
According to Firefly, the Wireless Power Platform consists of a wireless power transmitter that sends out radio frequency (RF) energy to wireless power supplies, which include highly efficient RF to DC converters that translate RF energy into usable power. The company calls the "RF energy harvesting" platform a "wireless, environmentally friendly, sustainable, and extremely cost-effective" means of power distribution.
"For the first time this enables power to be transmitted safely and reliably through the air, 'pulling energy out of the thin air,' so to speak," comments John Shearer, CEO of Firefly Power Technologies.
Systems integrator XeC IntelliSensor will join FireFly at the demonstration to discuss how the platform can be incorporated into XeC's intelligent wireless sensor networks, serving several industrial markets. FireFly and XeC IntelliSensor have previously collaborated to power wireless sensors for temperature monitoring in a zoo exhibit with harsh environmental conditions.
"Intelligent wireless sensor networks have a multitude of market applications from industrial monitoring, building automation, military and security, to medical applications and many, many others," comments Michael Pochan, CEO of XeC IntelliSensor. "Clearly FireFly's technology is a huge opportunity. Battery life has proven to be an issue in intelligent wireless sensor implementations, and cabling for electric power can be cost prohibitive. Also, FireFly's Wireless Power Platform allows sensors to be installed in locations which are difficult to power."
FireFly says it's also working with numerous organizations, systems integrators, and battery manufacturers in areas including government, medical, commercial, and consumer markets.
Demonstration hours are Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Friday, June 2 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.