Infinite Power Solutions Joins DASH7 Alliance

May 11, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) has joined the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 (DASH7) standard for wireless sensor networking. As a member of the DASH7 Alliance, IPS will work with more than 50 member organizations around the world to advance development of the DASH7 standard and to help integrate DASH7 technology into powered cards used for credentials, transportation, access control and location systems. DASH7 is a wireless sensor networking technology that evolved from the radio-frequency identification and sensing technologies used in the defense industry.

With IPS’s membership of DASH7, the company will have access to developments and specifications of the ISO18000-7 standards still in progress, and be able to exchange ideas and insights with various other member groups in a broad range of vertical markets.

"This gives us the opportunity to help shape the future of low-power, wireless sensor network devices powered by our THINERGY MECs and perpetually recharged using energy harvesting," said Bryan Holley, Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing at IPS. "We are excited to share our knowledge of efficient energy storage and management with our peers to help each other grow and foster innovation and promote a global standard."

The company’s THINERGY MEC101 will be embedded in several thin powered devices, which include DASH7 technology. The combined technologies will overcome challenges, such as goods-in-transit tote identification and real-time tracking, improving product safety, helping monitor logistics and transportation practice, and revolutionizing record maintenance. Data from the tote RFID/RTLS tags will be integrated with other location-based information to provide comprehensive material flow data and enhance just-in-time systems.

"We are excited to add IPS’s expertise in thin, sustainable energy storage technology to the DASH7 Alliance," said Patrick Burns, President of the DASH7 Alliance. "IPS is a global leader in micropower technology and their involvement will significantly enhance our efforts to make DASH7 the global standard for low-power wireless technology."