|By Business Wire||
|September 30, 2013 08:00 PM EDT||
ULIS, a manufacturer of high quality infrared imaging sensors for thermography, security & surveillance, automotive and military applications, demonstrates its new product Micro80P which is the first 80x80 small pixel pitch high-sensitivity array in a line of next-generation thermal sensor arrays at CEATEC Japan. Micro80P meets the needs of applications seeking to achieve maximum energy efficiency in everyday use, such as building automation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning or automatic lighting.
ULIS Micro80P (Photo: Business Wire)
“ULIS has succeeded in creating a new market segment by filling the gap in performance between single or quad element thermal detectors and the large format or megapixel sensors we already produce for imaging applications,” says Emmanuel Bercier, market group leader at ULIS. “We used to our advantage a combination of three factors: our high-end microbolometer thermal detection technology, more than 10 years’ experience producing small pixel pitch sensors and our skill in vacuum package technologies. As a result, we developed Micro80P in record time, enabling us, today, to bring the right product to the market at the right time.”
In contrast to single-element sensors, which are limited both in the number of pixels and data they provide, the Micro80P array has been designed to provide more reliable information. Access to accurate spatial and thermal information from the observed scene brings huge improvements in the ability to detect, analyze and classify human activity and room temperature in buildings.
“The development of occupancy sensors with advanced functionalities is essential for the deployment of energy saving solutions in building while maintaining optimum conditions of occupant comfort,” said David Dorn, applied technologies manager – buildings business at Schneider Electric. “Saving energy in buildings is essential to optimize comfort and services provided to occupants and to their activities in each room, according to room usages. Therefore, being able to determine real occupancy (number of people) in a room, even when people are immobile, represents the key information required for efficient room control. Depending on the level of information provided to a room controller, energy savings of 20% to 50% can be achieved with active control in buildings.“