Panasonic’s new Grid-EYE infrared array sensor wireless board selected as finalist for the 2015 Elektra Awards

October 05, 2015 Press Release

Munich, September 2015: Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is delighted to announce that its Grid-EYE infrared array sensor wireless board has been shortlisted for the Elektra Awards 2015 in the category of “Internet of Things Product Innovation Award”. By combining its Grid-EYE IR sensor technology with the nanopower PAN1740 Bluetooth smart module and software for IR detection of people and objects on one board, Panasonic enables customers to develop rapid prototypes and quickly build their own wireless sensor “Internet of Things” applications.

Alexander Hoch, Team Leader Circuit Components, Panasonic Device Solutions Business Division comments: “We are very proud that our new Grid-EYE evaluation kit has been selected for the shortlist of this prestigious award. With the Grid-EYE infrared array sensor wireless board we make our state-of-the-art Grid-EYE sensor along with an innovative IR people detection software (including basic API and image processing) available for the first time to the end customer. We have developed a PC software and a smartphone app to be provided to the customers to test our sensor in different ways with various applications. This paves the way for designers to use the advantages of Grid-EYE in combination with Bluetooth Technology and we are expecting to see some very innovative wireless IoT applications being developed by our customer base, thanks to the speed and simplicity offered by our new evaluation kit.”

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards are the high point of the year for the European electronics industry. Established as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, they present best-practice in key areas including, innovation, sales growth and employee motivation. The industry will get together to showcase the finest new products, technology innovation and company performances of the year. An independent panel of judges will assess the quality of all entries and the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony which will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at the Lancaster London.

Panasonic is honoured to be part of this esteemed European award and we wish all the rest of the finalists the best of luck!