Drayson Technologies agrees first licence of Freevolt energy harvester
james atkinson | wireless magazine | 18 december 2015
PA Consulting Group has become the first organisation to be granted a Freevolt license from Drayson Technologies, reports Wireless Magazine.
The article explains that PA will use the new technology which harvests ambient radio frequencies to power low energy Internet of Things devices. The deal will see PA work with Drayson Technologies to unlock a world of devices that are powered by ambient radio frequency (RF) energy across the consumer, business and healthcare markets.
The article explains that the first commercial application of Freevolt, the CleanSpace Tag, a personal air quality sensor created by Drayson Technologies, with support from PA Consulting, has already received 3,000 pre-orders which will start shipping to customers in December.
The article goes on to say that PA will seek to expand the number of Freevolt applications and explore ways Freevolt technology can be integrated into devices across various sectors.
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Lord Drayson comments: “For designers and developers, Freevolt offers a totally new approach to powering the Low Energy Internet of Things. PA Consulting recognises this and – as the first licensee of Freevolt – we will be working closely with them to use Freevolt to reshape the future of connected devices.
“Since the launch at the end of September, we have been inundated with requests from thousands of leading technology companies and innovators to become part of our developer programme.”
PA’s Frazer Bennett, a technology expert, comments on the work carried out with Drayson Technologies: “Our work helping to launch the CleanSpace Tag was the first step in bringing Freevolt technology to prominence and we will continue to be at the vanguard of Freevolt applications.
“There is enormous potential in what Freevolt technology is capable of and we believe it can become a global standard for RF energy harvesting. We’re excited to start working with our international base of clients and Freevolt to unlock new possibilities across a wide range of sectors and really make a difference.”