Fibersonics Inc.: Novel Fiber Optics Technology for Critical Infrastructure Security

Top 10 Sensor Tech Solution Companies - 2019

Sensors are gaining traction across countless applications as we move to an increasingly connected world. Today, smart factories, smart cities, smart buildings, and connected individuals are using an array of smart sensors to gather real-time data for real-time insights and decision-making. Many of these applications require multiple sensors in a small footprint without performance degradation – and often with very low power requirements. Besides, with the trend towards digitization, multi-sensor integration is directly related to IoT proliferation and the expectation that everything is connected. In extremely small packages, the need to capture multiple measurement forms is driving the creation of multi-sensing components.

  Also, sensors are becoming the largest and fastest-growing markets relative to the markets of computers and communication devices. They are found in smartphones, vehicles, security systems and even everyday objects such as coffee makers. In addition to consumer electronics, the Internet of Things (IoT), medical, industrial, defence, aerospace, robotics and artificial intelligence, agriculture, environmental monitoring, and deep-sea applications are the fields in which the sensors are present in a meaningful way.

Recently, with the introduction of new technologies, there is a paradigm shift in the sensor industry to make sensors smarter and smarter, which is experienced by the users. Manufacturers use specialized signal processing and conversion techniques and processes. The new sensors are more user-friendly, more accessible and versatile.

In addition, smart sensors use regular bus and wireless network interfaces to communicate with each other and microcontrollers (MCUs). Nowadays, sensors have integrated with many sensing elements and read-out circuitry which has come in a single silicon chip, that provides high accuracy and multiple functions. Network interference allows data transmission when extending the network. Manufacturers can easily diagnose sensor faults with user guidance for remote troubleshooting via the computer network.

A smart sensor consists of a series of analog and digital frames, each providing a particular function. Data processing and ADC features help improve sensor performance and measurement precision. Depending on the hardware (analog/digital) and implementations, there are a wide variety of sensors. Some of the new sensors, including IoT sensors, emissions sensors, RFID sensors, image sensors, biometric sensors, written sensors, and MEMS and NEMS sensors, have emerged as a great innovation and certainly boom the electronics market.

As a multitude of these applications is set to nurture the growth of sensor technology, Enterprise Technology Review has compiled a list of top 10 sensor technology solution providers to guide organizational leaders in harnessing the power of the technology to tackle today's business challenges, reduce workload, and increase efficiencies.

Bringing you a package of exciting and happening revelations in the sensor tech, our cover story, featuring Fibersonics, a sensor technology solution provider that leverages fibre optics technology for critical infrastructure security and monitoring. We have many such companies in this edition that provide various sensor solutions that help the companies enhance their capacity to observe and report on the world around them in real-time.

We present to you Enterprise Technology Review's " Top 10 Sensor Technology Solution Providers - 2019."

Top Sensor Tech Solution Companies

Fibersonics provides a novel Long Ranger solution that leverages fiber optics technology for critical infrastructure security and monitoring. It is capable of repurposing any fiber optic cable into a sound and vibration sensor that can precisely detect movement, vibrations and sound anywhere along its length in real-time. Similar to the human body, the fiber optic cables mimic the nerves underneath the skin, while the Long Ranger system’s Alarm Processing Unit (APU) acts as the brain to gather and automatically analyse the information collected

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Belimo

Belimo

Belimo Group is a supplier of an innovative actuator, valve and sensor solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications. Belimo sensors offer superior performance, ease of installation and seamless integration with major Building Automation Systems (BAS). Belimo's sensors feature a revolutionary standardized enclosure that enables customers to install quickly. The standard design of the enclosure streamlines the entire range of products and complements the current actuator and valve row. Besides, it offers a variety of choice methods to prepare and model energy-efficient building solutions

Calsense

Calsense

Calsense offers sensors that provide field controllers with daily real-time, on-site information. The company is a manufacturer of irrigation controllers, water saving accessories and management software. Calsense provides several ways to help clients leverage assets, develop creative, easy-to-use services, and maintain a high level of service in order to achieve long-term value. By helping thier customers conserve water, control resources, and save money, Calsense contributes to a sustainable future. In delivering high-quality products backed in industry-leading factory support, they are committed to their customers' success

KIONIX

KIONIX

Kionix is involved in the design and manufacture of silicon-micromachined microelectromechanical systems inertial sensors. Consumer electronics leaders worldwide use products, development tools and software support from Kionix to allow mobile gaming; user-interface functionality in mobile handsets, personal navigation and remote TV controllers; and mobile hard disk drive fall protection. In the transportation, manufacturing and healthcare industries, Kionix's MEMS services are further diversified. Kionix provides one of the largest family of MEMS products in the market, which combines tri-axis accelerometers and gyroscopes together with mixed-signal-interface integrated circuits that provide algorithm processing of sensor data

Optics11

Optics11

Optics11 is designing revolutionary new optical fibre sensors and read-out devices for use in acoustic control, sensing for acceleration and more. The underlying distributed technology enables their systems to be more flexible, accessible and higher throughput compared to existing industry standards. Building on the technology of fibre-top sensing, the team of Optics11 laid the foundation for a range of technological solutions that are now finding their way into successful products. The company's mission is to provide optomechanical measurement systems for the field of biomaterials science and tissue engineering

PendoTECH

PendoTECH

PendoTECH provides in-line pressure, temperature, conductivity, UV absorbance & flow sensors at low-cost. The company has been at the Biopharmaceutical Research and Processing Equipment Innovations Forefront since 2005. The research was about the applications for medical, biopharmaceutical and bioprocesses. With extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry — and specific expertise in single-use bio-pharmaceutical equipment— PendoTECH offers a line of pressure sensors, control systems and software for measuring, tracking and data collection in bioprocess applications and other areas where the products provide a unique process solution

Quartzdyne

Quartzdyne

Quartzdyne manufactures hybrid electronics for applications that are highly reliable and high temperature. In downhole equipment and monitoring systems, their transducers and hybrid electronics are commonly integrated. Quartzdyne Electronics is a maker of custom hybrid circuits. Hybrids are hermetically sealed electronic modules composed of non-plastic (bar die) passive and IC elements. The company is specialized in die attachment for applications with high temperature, high shock and long life. Usually, the circuits provided by them are used in the downhole oil and gas industry

Sencon

Sencon

SENCON is one of the leading pioneers of control and quality solutions for the packaging industry. A variety of SENCON products are considered to be industry standard and world leaders in their sector. The original array of sensors and control systems has been significantly expanded to take advantage of some of the latest developments in optical and computer technology to make revolutionary improvements in quality assurance for ends, film weight, decoration and embossing. Their products include sensors, controls and gauges for canmaking

Walker Products

Walker Products

Walker Products started supplying the automotive aftermarket fuel systems needs from 1946. Today Walker is one of the largest manufacturers of fuel system components and engine management devices owned by private companies. Walker Products sells repair kits and accessories for carburetion and fuel injection, washers, o-rings, seats, and sensors for oxygen and engines. Also on the market today, Walker Products provides the most robust lambda sensor system. Using 100 percent OEM base sensors, connectors and wire sizes, Walker assures consumers that their service will always be specifically suited for their request

ZES ZIMMER Electronic Systems

ZES ZIMMER Electronic Systems

ZES ZIMMER Electronic Systems offers power analyzers, sensors, transducers, software, accessories and testing systems. The focus of ZES ZIMMER is on single-/three-phase precision power analyzers for broadband. The electrical and electronics industry uses these for R&D and for quality assurance, research laboratories use them to ensure that standards are met, and universities rely on them to educate future generations of engineers and scientists. Also, their revolutionary measurement software not only helps their customers to keep up with advances in the power electronics market but also provides them with an effective way to leapfrog ahead of their rivals and put their business and services in a pole position

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