This year marks the 4th successful year for the IDTechEx events on energy harvesting and wireless sensor networks. Their collaboration in the USA and Europe has been serving as a potential platform for over 2000 attendees interested in sensor technology and applications.
The 2012 IDTechEx event in Washington DC will take place on 7th and 8th of November. The third event highlighting supercapacitor technologies, its advances and applications will be featured. Three topics on technologies, supply chain topics and deployments in varied verticals will be presented by over 70 speakers.
Development of low power electronics has natural correlation with energy-efficient power-generation from ambient sources. Integration of energy harvesting and storage technologies promotes new applications in various industries that take advantage from enhanced performance characteristics over extended years.
Releasing sensors from wires while meeting the difficulties involved in the deployment of batteries takes their application to a greater extent. Non-uniform power utilization schemes, primary cell replacement issues, and environmental considerations turn to be non-issues, promoting the integration of wireless sensor functionality with greater focus on cost and performance features over the duration of the predicted applications.
Based on these advances, the relevant verticals include application in harsh environments like military and aerospace applications, oil and gas exploration; smart cities and civil infrastructure in addition to building and industrial integration; and applications in pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, and healthcare or in automotive sector.
The inaugural event will highlight supercapacitor technology. In addition to meeting the energy needs of capacitors and batteries, supercapacitors generate high power and energy densities equivalent to rechargeable batteries. In the subsequent years, supercapacitors will serve primary applications such as protecting, replacing (in electronic applications), and enhancing batteries.
The latest demands and developments will be presented by adopters and technology developers from leading companies.