Inc. (OTC BB:XDSL.OB - News), through its wholly owned subsidiary AlwaysReady,
Inc., is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology
based on a well-patented phenomenon known as electrowetting, was recently featured
in the Swiss publication "Sensor Report" which is one of the most
popular technical trade journals for sensor technologies throughout the German
speaking countries in Europe. The article, "Extending the life of wireless
sensor networks using smart nanobatteries," appears in the Applications
and Products section of the current issue and discusses the widespread conversion
from expensive, difficult to manage hardwired sensor networks, to wireless sensor
networks that are much more flexible and easy to manage by their inherent design.
The significance of mPhase's Smart NanoBattery, is a programmable, extended
shelf life reserve battery, capable of adapting to different chemistries (zinc,
lithium, and others) that are contained within the same battery fixture. The
possibility of using different chemistries in different cells of a multiple
cell battery provides a unique solution to meet low and high power needs with
one product. The extended shelf life is the result of a proprietary honeycomb
membrane that is made using standard silicon processing techniques keeping the
essential chemicals of the battery separated until activation. Until activated,
the battery will not experience self-discharge or power leakage as conventional
batteries sometimes do. This is an important feature in devices that require
a reliable power source, such as emergency or medical equipment, remotely accessible
sensors, and RFID tags, to name a few.
The power management system utilized by the Smart NanoBattery also provides
a unique advantage in the wireless sensor arena. Reliable, continuous, long
lasting power supplies are critical when building an optimal wireless sensor
network. The Smart NanoBattery solution meets these needs providing Power on
Command(tm) for extended periods of time, thus reducing maintenance and replacement
needs. In certain sensor applications, the Smart NanoBattery may provide continuous
uninterrupted power for more than 20 years compared to commonly used alkaline
batteries that may last only five years.
The Sensor Report article features images depicting Smart NanoBattery structures
that mPhase has developed. mPhase has posted a PDF version of the article on
their website at http://www.mphasetech.com/articles.html.