28 September 2016
Scaling up of thin and flexible battery manufacturing - it is happening
The scalable business model of Enfucell batteries for Internet of Things and wearables finds another proof point in the license agreement with Molex, LLC. It was announced earlier this week. Here is more information for you:
22 September 2016
Look inside the silk screen press and find a battery
On our video, you can see some of the key drivers for the imminent growth of the business of the thin and flexible SoftBattery®, linked intimately with the success of the Internet of Things.
Firstly, any Thing that is a part of the Internet of Things needs power. It is as simple as that. Any object that communicates with the Internet needs to have a power source. Some use a lot of power, some less. Enfucell products are designed to serve the latter. The devices powered by Enfucell batteries are typically wireless sensors, using power-thrifty electronics components. They are a part of the last ten meters of the Internet. Like in most networks, the last meters actually contain the bulk of the connected devices. This means that the business potential is considerable.
Secondly, thin and flexible batteries open up the world of new innovation to engineers, who are looking for solutions for wireless sensors that fit anywhere. Whatever the thin opening, or a surface of flat or curved shape, where something worthwhile should be measured and sent off, a smart label or sensor patch can be a part of the design. The solutions are not only practical, but they can also be made visually attractive, as can be seen on the video.
The wireless sensors are using two principal technologies for data read-out: Bluetooth and NFC. Bluetooth is a well-established technology since the early days of cellular phones. Originally used for connecting accessories like earphones or media players to phones, Bluetooth is finding a new boom in connecting a multitude of sensors to the Internet of Things. Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) is a recent variant of the original standard, having the benefit of a lower transmission power. This has made it possible to use the Enfucell SoftBattery® as power source for wireless sensors. The maximum output current of our battery is superior to any other thin and flexible battery in the market, allowing a simple electronics design for the sensor.
NFC data transmission is a smartphone-readable variant of RFID technology. For NFC applications, such as temperature loggers, Enfucell batteries can provide power for functions like sensor measurements and storing the data in a memory. The battery life of such devices can extend up to several months, even one year.
After read-out, you just monitor and analyse the data on a smartphone, tablet, or in the cloud.
Enfucell crowdfunding campaign was opened to public subscription on September 6, and will remain so until September 30. Please feel free to take a piece of our future success.
More information is available from me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and through
Markku Ellilä, CEO of Enfucell
Power to the Internet of Things now available to crowds