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IDENT Enhances Mobile Proximity Sensing with ULPP Technology

IDENT Technology, a developer of three-dimensional gesture control solutions and innovative proximity sensing signed three license contracts with IC manufacturers for its patented Ultra Low Power Proximity (ULPP) technology. A mouse product was launched by a global OEM license partner in January using the same technology.

The vice president, sales and marketing of IDENT Technology, Klaus Zeyn stated that as an award winning technology for e-field based proximity sensing, ULPP provides better reliability with its capability to differentiate between environmental conditions and an intended user action, which makes it ideal for mobile consumer electronics devices. Zeyn further added that ULPP is being used to displace traditional input methods to wake up or turn on a product physically by touching or gripping by sensing  the user's presence, like automatically unlocking a handset.

Introduced in 2009, ULPP is part of IDENT Technology's scalable and patented Z-Sense core technology pool, which enables manufacturers to include three-dimensional gesture control and intelligent proximity detection into the products.

Designed specifically for sensing mobile proximity, which allows for ultra low power proximity detection, it enables touch-less control of mobile devices and automated wake-up. It runs IDENT Technology's EZApplication software suite and complete device position awareness can be attained by coupling it with other sensors.

With only 2-4µA power consumption, it provides the industry with lowest power proximity technology. Using ULPP in devices can decrease power consumption by up to 90%.

Launched in January 2011, the computer mouse product utilizes the EZGrip and EZApproach features, which using robust hand detection allows the mouse to be switched on only if the user grips it from both sides. With this feature, unintended scrolling or clicking can be eliminated as a false function call and also helps with the longevity of the battery life, which is two years. Also, a patented methodology makes it self-adaptive and thereby allows for desired performance at all times while distinguishing between a user action and changes in environmental setting.


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