8power wins prestigious IDTechEX energy harvesting award

8power is pleased to announce being awarded “Best Technical Development in Energy Harvesting” at the 2017 IDTechEX conference in Berlin. With the launch of the Track100 self-powered GPS tracker the company has taken vibration energy harvesting out of the lab and in to a family of products.

Commenting on the award 8power CEO, Dr Antony Rix said “We are delighted and grateful to the panel of independent judges for making this prestigious award. We have worked rapidly to progress the commercial success of vibration energy harvesting. Thanks to our academic partners at the University of Cambridge and the 8power team for their hard work to allow us to launch our first products so soon”.

Rix added “This award validates our energy harvesting technology and highlights that the technology has moved from research to a commercial product sector. We are seeing completely new classes of connected devices emerge with energy harvesting at their core”.

The Track100 family of devices fully integrates 8power’s patented vibration energy harvesting, power management, energy storage, GPS/GNSS positioning and a choice of wide area cellular communications, in a sleek and robust IP67 casing. For ease of operations a secure cloud hosted data platform is available to provide dashboards, analytics, device management, security and application API access to manage fleets of devices.

Designed to report location and sensor data multiple times per day over cellular and LPWA networks, the Track100 is designed to operate for years in the field with no need to charge or replace batteries, free from the requirement to provide a wired power supply. The devices make it easy to get data from unpowered assets and is ideal for transportation, construction and rail based applications.

Evaluation of Track100 devices is now underway with selected lead customers in multiple territories. Please contact us to arrange a demonstration or order an evaluation kit.