MicroStrain Launches New Wireless System

December 9, 2010

The extended-range sensing system can accommodate hundreds of nodes and offers enhanced network-sampling capacity and precision-timing synchronization.

Williston, VT -- MicroStrain Inc. introduces the extended-range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability, accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.

The new MicroStrain Extended Range, Synchronized (mXRS) Wireless Sensing System currently includes WSDA-Base, a central base station that coordinates and synchronizes data collection with exceptional industry-leading timing accuracy of up to +/- 31 ms; Node Commander 2.0 software, with a wide range of user adjustable sample rates, as well as the ability to facilitate high–channel count data acquisition; and a range of wireless sensor nodes that offer ultra-stable onboard precision timing and user configurable options for extended range communication to 1 km.

According to MicroStrain President and CEO, Steve Arms, "We've developed truly groundbreaking technology that enables precisely synchronized, scalable wireless sensing systems. We've responded to customer requests to support many more nodes on a single radio frequency channel. And we greatly increased our system's radio frequency communication range while providing fully programmable sampling and power-saving options."

Addressing the needs of a broad range of industries, these new systems enable information to be acquired from multiple sensors, either simultaneously, on varying schedules, or in bursts (to 100 KHz). All of this information is aggregated, using time as a unifying variable. Applications include advanced condition-based maintenance and structural health monitoring of heavy equipment, industrial machines, aircraft, civil structures, vehicles, and wind turbines. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

About MicroStrain
MicroStrain Inc. is a privately held corporation, based in Williston VT. MicroStrain produces smart, wireless, micro-miniature displacement, orientation, and strain sensors. Applications include advanced automotive controls, health monitoring, inspection of machines and civil structures, smart medical devices, navigation/control systems for unmanned vehicles, and energy-harvesting technologies.

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