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Panasonic Corporation of North America (PC) Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor Is The Key To The 2017 AARP Innovation Award-Winning In-Home Monitoring System



9/6/2017 10:10:52 AM

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NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is proud to announce that its Grid-EYE Infrared Array AMG8833 Sensor is the key device enabling the core detection function of the 2017 AARP Innovation Champion Award Grand Prize-winning monitoring service developed by HomeEXCEPT, Inc.

"Panasonic continues to develop smarter sensor technology to enable more advanced Connected Solutions," said Jeff Howell, President Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. "We are pleased that HomeEXCEPT recognized and utilized Panasonic's Grid-EYE capabilities to provide the best thermal sensor technology to build into their award-winning service."

The Panasonic Grid-EYE is an 8x8 (64) pixel Infrared Array Sensor that offers digital output (I2C) for thermal presence, direction and temperature values using MEMS Thermopile technology. Grid-EYE's compact SMD design features a built-in lens with 0.3mm focal height for a wide variety of applications.

"The Grid-EYE Sensor is appealing to design engineers for its very small size and surface mount capability, which provides a lot of design flexibility," said Eric Johnsrud, Resistors and Sensors Product Specialist, Panasonic Industrial Devices. "The Grid-EYE AMG8833 technology also offers a unique 'always looking' approach so it is constantly feeding thermal data back to the system and at all times, which allows detecting where an object is, what direction it is moving, and how fast it is moving."  

"Our system was given a technology boost from Panasonic's Grid-EYE Sensor," said John Robertson, Founder & CEO of HomeEXCEPT, Inc., based in Halifax, Canada. "We wanted to create a service for the caregiving community that was easy to install and was not a camera. Panasonic's Grid-EYE Sensor was fresh to market with the right technology to make it the perfect fit for our application."

The AARP Innovation Champion Awards recognizes leaders in "Ageless Innovation," and seeks to raise awareness of the most innovative products and services in caregiving, increase the usage of these offerings, and improve quality of life for anyone who may benefit from them.

For more information on Panasonic Sensors including the Grid-EYE, visit: https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/products/sensors/sensors-automotive-industrial-applications/grid-eye-infrared-array-sensor

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About Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America is the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides cutting-edge components that power a diverse range of wireless and mechanical devices.  Standard and custom components range from industrial automation devices to passive components, relays, connectors, sensors, wireless connectivity, semiconductors and more.  Thriving as an innovator of consumer electronics, home appliances, communications, automotive and healthcare, Panasonic is continuously developing and improving cutting-edge, high quality, high technology components that power a diverse range of devices and products. The company is also pursuing advanced environmental initiatives to encourage the growth of environmental awareness and sustainability worldwide.

To learn more about the company, visit https://na.industrial.panasonic.com.   Follow Panasonic on Twitter @PanasonicElec; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.shop.panasonic.com/latest-news.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and leverages its strengths in immersive entertainment, sustainable energy, automated supply chains and connected mobility to provide integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine's 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good.  Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution.  Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at www.PanasonicMovesUs.com.

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