Using multiple DIC Group materials enabled DIC to realize a groundbreaking wireless sensor that is flexible, easy to install and remove, and boasts outstanding safety and decorative properties.
Monitoring the indoor climate is crucial to maintaining comfortable environments in commercial complexes and office buildings. Given the increased importance of reducing environmental impact, indoor climate data is essential to the effective implementation of measures to lower the energy consumption of air conditioning systems.
Wired sensors have dominated to date, but issues have persisted, notably difficulties with installation in existing facilities and the inability to reposition appropriately to accommodate new tenants and floor layouts. The thickness of wireless sensor casings and the lack of color choices have prompted increased calls for improvements to enhance compatibility with facility designs.
Key features of the newly developed sensor:
- SunTronic conductive inks, a DIC Group product, were used to print circuits on substrates, enabling DIC to achieve a soft, flexible casing that is also thin (approximately 5mm) and light (approximately 20g). The use of DIC’s DAITAC re-peeling adhesive tapes to mount the sensors facilitates easy installation and detachable;
- Substrates are made from flexible, flame-retardant materials and clad with printed sheets, thereby delivering both safety and decorative properties;
- The use of LoRa (Long Range), a low power wide area (LPWA) network technology that enables long-range communication with low power consumption.