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Our SPECTRE nano reader offers a faster entry/exit process and simple, hands-free use with top end-to-end security for hospitals, government agencies, universities and more.

STid, creator of the world’s most awarded access control reader, announced today it has set a new standard in car park access control and simplified visitor management with its new SPECTRE nano reader. The multi-technology reader quickly recognizes employees, visitors, vendors, and their vehicles – simultaneously – for smooth, hands-free access control without compromising security.

Easy to use, “all terrain” reader

The next generation, hands-free reader increases speed of entry for anyone – or anything – on two feet, two wheels, four wheels or a whole fleet. It reads windshield tags, key fobs, cards, smartphones, or wearables using UHF and Bluetooth® to leverage end-user preferences for easier adoption. It is also part of the STid Mobile ID® ecosystem, which turns smartphones into virtual cards for both vehicle and pedestrian access control.

Compatible with all access control systems worldwide, STid designed SPECTRE nano for easy integration regardless of managers’ tech expertise. The outside packaging is as rugged and durable as the technology to ensure the reader can stand up to harsh environments – everything from shock, heavy rain, and dust, to salt, frost, and fire. SPECTRE nano offers customized branding options to fit in at a bus station, corporate office, or private community, and is able for use in high-security industries. A cost-effective solution, the new reader can be installed and (almost) forgotten, with no maintenance or batteries required.

“We’ve all experienced the long wait time to get in and out of parking garages trying to pay tolls or scan access badges, tolls or gates,” said Frederick Trujillo, U.S. operations manager, STid. “Our new SPECTRE nano reader solution offers a faster entry/exit process and simple, hands-free use with top end-to-end security for hospitals, government agencies, universities and more. Parking areas are especially vulnerable to theft, damage, vandalism and even acts of terrorism making improved access control critical.”

Designed for global customers, SPECTRE nano uses OSDP™ and SSCP® protocols and has EAL5+-certified storage. Data authenticity and confidentiality are ensured using encryption methods recommended by worldwide organizations, e.g., ANSSI- & FIPs-compliant. Encrypted, signed credentials provide anti-cloning and anti-replay protection and managers can quickly erase security keys, when necessary.

SPECTRE nano will be available in October to help speed car park access control. For more information, please visit our SPECTRE Nano page.

About STid

STid’s mission is to protect people, their property and data through secure access and identity. For more than 25 years, STid has created and marketed identification solutions for high security physical and logical access control, as well as Automatic Vehicle Identification. The Company aims for businesses, residential, governments and industry to simplify and protect their digital identity management by developing non-proprietary intelligent identification solutions that use state-of-the-art RFID, NFC, Bluetooth® and Internet things of Things (IoT) technology. A recognized pioneer in its field, STid was at the forefront by being the first manufacturer to obtain First Level Security Certification (CSPN) from the French government agency ANSSI for its access control solutions. With eleven awards, STid offers the product line – the Architect° series of readers – most awarded in the world by security experts. STid recently launched the new SPECTRE nano UHF and Bluetooth® reader for easy vehicle and driver access control.

For more information contact: marketing@stid.com

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Eric Kish, CEO of Nanoramic, said, “Our Neocarbonix electrode technology is set to transform the future characteristics of Li-ion energy storage, providing rapid scalability thanks to its compatibility with existing battery designs…”

Nanoramic®, an industry-leading energy storage and advanced materials company, today announced that it has received a substantial investment from Fortistar, a privately-owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow, and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. Nanoramic has raised over $75 million to date, a sum that will enable the company to further develop and commercialize Neocarbonix™, its innovative nanocarbon electrode technology.

Neocarbonix will transform energy storage for electric vehicles (EVs): substantially increasing energy density by 30% relative to current best-in-class batteries, while simultaneously reducing cost of production by 20%. Neocarbonix also enables lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries to be charged in less than 15 minutes.

Neocarbonix eliminates the need for toxic solvents, such as NMP, during battery manufacturing and battery recycling. Its manufacturing process is simple and low-cost, utilizing existing equipment and serving as a drop-in replacement for existing battery designs. Li-ion cells containing Neocarbonix at their core comfortably surpass standard automotive battery cycling requirements, thereby extending their lifetime.

“Nanoramic’s technologies play a critical role in delivering sustainable energy storage solutions,” said Mark Comora, President of Fortistar. “We are privileged to invest in a company with such broad-reaching technologies that improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of energy storage, whether it’s in an electric vehicle, power tool, or a nation-wide power grid. Nanoramic will be a leader in delivering advanced energy storage solutions for a cleaner future.”

As a part of the Fortistar investment, Nanoramic will add Chuck Bryceland to the company’s board of directors. Bryceland is managing director at Fortistar and brings over 30 years of financial services experience.

Eric Kish, CEO of Nanoramic, said, “Our Neocarbonix electrode technology is set to transform the future characteristics of Li-ion energy storage, providing rapid scalability thanks to its compatibility with existing battery designs. Looking even further ahead, Neocarbonix will also provide similar advantages for the next generation of solid-state batteries.”

Neocarbonix electrodes are produced using a low-cost process utilizing an advanced 3-D nanocarbon binding structure. Battery and supercapacitor manufacturers can use Neocarbonix to optimize their production processes, reduce cost, and deliver products that perform exceptionally well in an extremely broad range of environments.

Following years of research in energy storage nanotechnology, which was initially funded by NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense, Nanoramic maintains several major licensing agreements that will help scale production of their technologies to a global level. Nanoramic is currently working with the world’s leading manufacturers of batteries, automobiles, electronics, and other industries to develop and license user-specific versions of its battery and supercapacitor technologies. Once these customers adopt Nanoramic’s technologies, the company is expected to rapidly become one of the world’s largest providers of battery technologies.

About Nanoramic

Nanoramic® Laboratories is an industry-leading energy storage and advanced materials company that has developed an innovative electrode technology, Neocarbonix. Nanoramic is commercializing this technology to transform energy storage for electric vehicles: increasing energy density and longevity, while reducing costs. Founded in 2009 out of MIT, Nanoramic is the exclusive designer, manufacturer, and licenser of Neocarbonix™ electrodes, Fastcap® Ultracapacitors, and Thermexit™ thermal interface gap filler pads. See http://www.nanoramic.com and follow the company on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nanoramic/

About Fortistar

Founded in 1993, Fortistar is a privately-owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. Fortistar utilizes its capital, flexibility and operating expertise to grow high-performing assets, first in independent power projects and now into other areas that support decarbonization. As a team, Fortistar has led financings raising over $3.5 billion in capital for companies and projects in the energy, transportation and industrial sectors. For more information about Fortistar or its portfolio companies, please visit: http://www.fortistar.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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Iron-Flow Battery Technology Breakthrough Could Displace Lithium Batteries as ‘Top Choice’ for Renewable Energy Storage

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Iron-flow technology from ESS is being deployed at scale in the U.S.

The world’s electric grids are creaking under the pressure of volatile fossil-fuel prices and the imperative of weaning the world off polluting energy sources. A solution may be at hand, thanks to an innovative battery that’s a cheaper alternative to lithium-ion technology.

SB Energy Corp., a U.S. renewable-energy firm that’s an arm of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., is making a record purchase of the batteries manufactured by ESS Inc. The Oregon company says it has new technology that can store renewable energy for longer and help overcome some of the reliability problems that have caused blackouts in California and record-high energy prices in Europe.

Battery Breakthrough May Help End Globe’s Grid Failures
ESS batteries Photographer: Tojo Andrianarivo/Bloomberg

The units, which rely on something called “iron-flow chemistry,” will be used in utility-scale solar projects dotted across the U.S., allowing those power plants to provide electricity for hours after the sun sets. SB Energy will buy enough batteries over the next five years to power 50,000 American homes for a day.

“Long-duration energy storage, like this iron-flow battery, are key to adding more renewables to the grid,” said Venkat Viswanathan, a battery expert and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Battery Breakthrough May Help End Globe’s Grid Failures
Founder: Craig Evans: Credit: Tojo Andrianarivo/Bloomberg

ESS was founded in 2011 by Craig Evans, now president, and Julia Song, the chief technology officer. They recognized that while lithium-ion batteries will play a key role in electrification of transport, longer duration grid-scale energy storage needed a different battery. That’s because while the price of lithium-ion batteries has declined 90% over the last decade, their ingredients, which sometimes include expensive metals such as cobalt and nickel, limit how low the price can fall.

The deal for 2 gigawatt-hours of batteries is worth at least $300 million, according to ESS. Rich Hossfeld, chief executive officer of SB Energy, said the genius of the units lies in their simplicity.

Battery Breakthrough May Help End Globe’s Grid Failures
Julia Song: Credit: Tojo Andrianarivo/Bloomberg

“The battery is made of iron salt and water,” said Hossfeld. “Unlike lithium-ion batteries, iron flow batteries are really cheap to manufacture.”

Every battery has four components: two electrodes between which charged particles shuffle as the battery is charged and discharged, electrolyte that allows the particles to flow smoothly and a separator that prevents the two electrodes from forming a short circuit.

Flow batteries, however, look nothing like the battery inside smartphones or electric cars. That’s because the electrolyte needs to be physically moved using pumps as the battery charges or discharges. That makes these batteries large, with ESS’s main product sold inside a shipping container.

What they take up in space, they can make up in cost. Lithium-ion batteries for grid-scale storage can cost as much as $350 per kilowatt-hour. But ESS says its battery could cost $200 per kWh or less by 2025.

Crucially, adding storage capacity to cover longer interruptions at a solar or wind plant may not require purchasing an entirely new battery. Flow batteries require only extra electrolyte, which in ESS’s case can cost as little as $20 per kilowatt hour.

“This is a big, big deal,” said Eric Toone, science lead at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which has invested in ESS. “We’ve been talking about flow batteries forever and ever and now it’s actually happening.”

Battery Breakthrough May Help End Globe’s Grid Failures
A worker at the ESS facility in Wilsonville, OR Credit: Tojo Andrianarivo/Bloomberg

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration built a flow battery as early as 1980. Because these batteries used water, they presented a much safer option for space applications than lithium-ion batteries developed around that time, which were infamous for catching on fire. Hossfeld says he’s been able to get permits for ESS batteries, even in wildfire-prone California, that wouldn’t have been given to lithium-ion versions.

Still, there was a problem with iron flow batteries. During charging, the battery can produce a small amount of hydrogen, which is a symptom of reactions that, left unchecked, shorten the battery’s life. ESS’s main innovation, said Song, was a way of keeping any hydrogen produced within the system and thus hugely extending its life.

“As soon as you close the loop on hydrogen, you suddenly turn a lab prototype into a commercially viable battery option,” said Viswanathan. ESS’s iron-flow battery can endure more than 20 years of daily use without losing much performance, said Hossfeld.

Battery Breakthrough May Help End Globe’s Grid Failures
Plastic sheets are treated with plasma at the ESS manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, OR
Credit: Tojo Andrianarivo/Bloomberg

At the company’s factory near Portland, yellow robots cover plastic sheets with chemicals and glue them together to form the battery cores. Inside the shipping containers, vats full of electrolyte feed into each electrode through pumps — allowing the battery to do its job of absorbing renewable power when the sun shines and releasing it when it gets dark.

It’s a promising first step. ESS’s battery is a cheap solution that can currently provide about 12 hours of storage, but utilities will eventually need batteries that can last much longer as more renewables are added to the grid. Earlier this month, for example, the lack of storage contributed to a record spike in power prices across the U.K. when wind speeds remained low for weeks. Startups such as Form Energy Inc. are also using iron, an abundant and cheap material, to build newer forms of batteries that could beat ESS on price.

So far, ESS has commercially deployed 8 megawatt-hours of iron flow batteries. Last week, after a six-month evaluation, Spanish utility Enel Green Power SpA signed a single deal for ESS to build an equivalent amount. SB Energy’s Hossfeld, who also sits on ESS’s board, said the company would likely buy still more battery capacity from ESS in the next five years.

Even as its order books fill up, ESS faces a challenging road ahead. Bringing new batteries to market is notoriously difficult and the sector is littered with failed startups. Crucially, lithium-ion technology got a head start and customers are more familiar with its pros and cons. ESS will have to prove that its batteries can meet the rigorous demands of power plant operators.

The new order should help ESS as it looks to go public within weeks through a special-purpose acquisition company at a valuation of $1.07 billion. The listing will net the company $465 million, which it plans to use to scale up its operations.

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Powercast’s John Macho received Best of Sensors 2021 Award at Sensors Converge, Sept. 23, for Powercast’s wirelessly-powered RFID Temperature Scanning System in COVID-19 category

Our wirelessly-powered RFID Temperature Scanning System showcases the benefits, future opportunities and real-world practical applications of wireless power. Charles Greene, Powercast

Powercast, the established leader in RF wireless power, today announced that its wirelessly-powered RFID Temperature Scanning System won the 2021 Best of Sensors Award in the program’s COVID-19 category. Powercast’s touch-free system enables businesses to easily and safely monitor employees’ temperatures before entering their offices. The Best of Sensors Awards highlight cutting-edge achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. Powercast’s John Macho, Engineering Product Manager, was on hand to receive the award at the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 23 during Sensors Converge in San Jose, CA.

The Temperature Scanning System is comprised of a wirelessly-powered temperature-scanning fob for each employee, an RFID reader, and a TV monitor. Employees receive a fob small enough to fit onto their keychain that is personalized to them. The fob quickly charges when held near an RFID reader at the entrance to the business using Powercast’s patented power harvesting technology. In this touch-free system, employees scan their own forehead using the fob to read their temperature, and are permitted to enter or are denied entry based on the reading, which automatically appears on the monitor.

“We are honored receive this award, which recognizes our system for its value in helping businesses operate safely as COVID-19 continues to create challenges,” said Charles Greene, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technical Officer of Powercast. “Our system showcases the many benefits, future opportunities, and real-world practical applications of wireless power.”

Powercast’s technology touches millions of users across 15+ industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, IoT, entertainment, retail, RFID, and sensors. The company’s collaborative approach and expertise in all aspects of product design, from vision through prototyping and commercialization, has resulted in dozens of applications and millions of units shipped.

“The goal of our program is to honor and promote wide recognition of the sensors industry’s most transformative technologies and teams,” noted Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Sensors Converge. “Congratulations to Powercast for its innovation addressing the current COVID-19 business environment.”

The judges for the Best of Sensors awards were Jack Gold, J. Gold Associates, LLC; Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates; Matt Hamblen, Fierce Electronics; Catherine Liao, Blumio; and Brian Zahnstecher, PowerRox.

About Powercast

Powercast is the established leader in RF wireless power. Since its founding in 2003, Powercast has led the industry in RF wireless power innovations and applications that meet FCC and other global standards. Powercast’s wireless power technologies eliminate or reduce the need for wires and batteries, working at distances up to 80 feet. With millions of units shipped, Powercast is led by a team with deep expertise in design, engineering, and prototyping, and with extensive commercial success in both industrial and consumer applications. With more than 100 customers and partner companies around the world, Powercast leads the RF wireless power market with 63 early and fundamental patents worldwide and 34 patents pending. For more information, visit http://www.powercastco.com.

About Sensors Converge

For 36 years Sensors Expo & Conference has brought together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. In 2021, we’re excited to curate a live, in-person experience called Sensors Converge, where the industry can come together, safely, to collaborate and conduct business. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Sensors, and daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at http://www.fierceelectronics.com.

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Nanobiofab shapes medical training with AI-powered platform

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Tao Treasures LLC DBA Nanobiofab, a minority woman-owned nanotech startup in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), is helping medical mannequins tell doctors where it hurts. The company, which creates revolutionary million-scale nanomaterial used in applications ranging from routine health monitoring to cancer detection, is working with West Virginia University (WVU) to improve clinical simulators. The million-dollar effort, initiated through the Defense Health Agency Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, starts in September at Nanobiofab (Frederick, MD) and the David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS) at WVU in Morgantown, WV.

The goal is to advance the current high throughput inkjet-assisted nano printing and screening (IA-Nano) platform by developing novel nanomaterials to measure pressure and volatile chemical compounds, which aligns perfectly with Nanobiofab’s core technology. Ultimately, the end product will go beyond military and defense applications, raising the bar for medical training simulators worldwide with wireless, low-voltage and low-cost sensors that include matrix flexibility and easy integration.

Dr. Darrin Frye, Health Science Administrator and Medical Simulation Portfolio Manager at US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) Joint Program Committee -1 (JPC-1), is Nanobiofab’s SBIR Technical Point of Contact, and works with Medical Simulation, AI, and nanotechnology. He states that this effort is a step in the continuing quest to improve medical simulation across healthcare training.

Throughout the test period, a variety of novel Nanobiofab smart sensors will be installed into the chest, belly, mouth, and extremities of high-fidelity medical mannequins. As a measure of force, the sensors will register what a patient would feel during treatment. Other sensors will simulate certain odors commonly expressed by live bodies that help medical professionals assess illness and formulate possible remedies. This multi-sensory approach bridges the gap between classroom learning and hands-on clinical experience, giving medical students a greater depth of understanding.

Dr. Xiaonao Liu, Founder and CEO of Nanobiofab, is the project lead. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in nanomaterial science and printing engineering, having developed the industrialized high-throughput nanomaterial synthesis platform (patented). She explains, “If I were to push on you and ask, ‘Does this hurt?’ you could tell me. By integrating our sensor array into medical mannequins, doctors and other medical professionals in training get that same feedback quickly. This helps them understand how their actions would affect a living person and lets them fine-tune their practice.”

Kathie Callahan Brady is FITCI’s CEO and a Nanobiofab business advisor. She says, “I have watched this company really blossom. They joined FITCI at the very beginning of their journey and it was plain to see, even then, how much of an impact they could make on healthcare. The co-founders, Dr. Xiaonao Liu and Dr. Ruoting Yang, are both passionate and purpose-driven in pushing the limits of this technology because it has the potential to improve so many lives in so many different ways. This is just one example.”

WVU’s STEPS in one of the region’s premier training simulation centers, servicing 11 programs in 5 schools and a 700-bed tertiary care facility and is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in Assessment, Research, Systems Integration and Teaching/Education. With 19,000 square feet of instructional space, STEPS has 18 staff, including 3 Simulation Education Specialists, a full-time educator and medical director. Some 30,000 learners, representing the full spectrum from novice to expert practitioners, come through the facility each year. STEPS will provide high-fidelity mannequins, simulation rooms, software, expertise, and study participants to complete the Phase II assessment.

Nanobiofab works with other leaders in the medical simulation industry, including CAE Healthcare, and is also developing a wearable nano-material based consumer product called INOSE. In INOSE, precise sensors provide practical, personalized insight into an individual’s health and metabolism.

For more information on Nanobiofab, visit Nanobiofab.com or FITCI.org.

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