Powered by light, and equipped with highly efficient sensors, the WibiSmart product line is capable of providing access to a large range of sensor data, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, and acceleration.
It features small and sleek designs aimed at B2B or B2C markets. Data from sensors can also be sent through the Cloud for real-time monitoring and analytics.
A photovoltaic antenna that allows you to communicate efficiently and at the same time power your wireless device. The WibiSol is the technology behind Wibicom light energy harvesting products.Technology
Wibicom has developed together with the most prestigious European technology centers, organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells as a new photovoltaic antenna material for wireless communication applications.
The consortium in which Wibicom participated consisted of research institutes, technology centers, and companies which are internationally renowned: VTT (Finland), Fraunhofer (Germany), IMEC (Belgium), Imperial College of London (UK), Ikerlan (Spain), Corning (France), Onyx Solar (Spain), and Confidex (Finland).
The 9 partners have developed high-efficiency technology based on flexible, lightweight, arbitrary shape organic photovoltaic cells for industrial applications.
Based on a patented technology, the WibiSol provides power to a battery-less or a battery rechargeable wireless system and takes part in the radio antenna design. It stores enough energy to be able to function perpetuously. It does not require any maintenance, as you don't need to regularly replace or recharge batteries in inconvenient places. It enables cost and energy savings and a compact design.
The WibiSol combines both optical and radio-frequency antenna functions. the WibiSol transforms light into electricity via a photovoltaic module to power all active circuits in the system. It delivers, through its power management interface, electricity to the sensors and the radio transceiver. The excess energy is stored to ensure continuous operation of the wireless system when there is insufficient light. The radio circuit transmits or receives data via the WibiSol, which then acts as the radio antenna.
The WibiSol employs the right photovoltaic technology. It may use semiconductor technologies, such as cristalline silicon and gallium arsenide, thin films, organic, dye sensitised, or other state-of-the-art photovoltaic process.
Conventional wireless systems employ a separate antenna and a photovoltaic module or battery source. Hence, the antenna is either placed inside the package or externally, far from the photovoltaic module as it becomes a source of interference for the antenna. Wibicom engineers the photovoltaic module in a way that it becomes an antenna, tuned at a specified frequency. The WibiSol eliminates an extra component in the system, achieving a higher integration.
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