and Optiqo are cooperating to optimize Optiqo's QlvrBox.
QlvrBox currently operates on batteries, enabling the device to be installed independently of the facility’s infrastructure.
This feature offers a great benefit when installing the boxes, however, the batteries need to be replaced every 1-3 years.
The new version of QlvrBox is developed using Epishine's light energy harvesting solution, and is thus powered by ordinary indoor lighting.
“Working with Epishine brings us a step further to making our solutions even more sustainable," said Daniel Westling, CEO, Optiqo. "To prolong the intervals between battery replacements is very beneficial from an operational standpoint since our customers’ products are often present in large public places, such as airports, with hundreds of devices. To make our product greener and also lower the total cost of ownership is a very promising development.”
“Our solar cells are optimized to generate sufficient electricity from ambient light, such as LEDs and fluorescent light to power low energy devices. Lower battery maintenance costs strengthen our customers’ business cases, and the reduced usage of disposable batteries benefits our environment,” said Mattias Josephson, VP Business Development, Epishine.
These devices are currently installed in Testbed Ebbepark for final testing and evaluation by a cleaning company in a real environment. The new QlvrBox will be available on the market in January 2022.