|Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Electrovaya - Powerpad:
Laptop extender batteries that fit under the unit and supply power for "up to 12 hours" when fully charged. $200-500. 5:21:22 PM
SunWize Portable Energy System: "The SunWize Portable Energy System converts sunlight into electricity, allowing the user freedom to recharge a handset or other portable device anywhere the sun shines. The system is lightweight, weather-resistant, highly durable, .. UL listed, CE certified and has a system output of 8.5 watts. Built into the product is the patented SunWize OPTI-Meter LCD metering system that instantly measures sunlight intensity and allows optimum placement of the panel. The SunWize Portable Energy System is designed for daily field use. The 9.9 watt solar panel is constructed using a proprietary process in which the highest efficiency, single-crystal photovoltaic cells are permanently encased in rugged, weather-resistant urethane plastic. The panelís nine-foot cord winds on a spool recessed into the back of the panel. A hinged metal stand folds flush into the panelís back side. " Can output a variety of voltages. Can be combined with a second panel to double output. Price currently about $360.
Or, on a larger scale, The EN-R-Pak solar-powered portable power generation system, 50w panel bundled with battery to deliver 200w maximum, for about $2200. 5:17:07 PM
Let Your Mobile Do the Pointing
: Magnetic sensors make an electronic compass, at low cost. Added to GPS, you can point at things and get info about them. 9:50:49 AM