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Ainstein to Demo New Building Automation Capabilities during CES 2019; To Automate Meeting Room Utilization for Texas Instruments
Additional Applications Include Efficient Lighting, Temperature Control, and Foot Traffic Management Based on Real-Time Room Occupancy
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -
January 3, 2019 - Ainstein, a leader in intelligent mmWave radar
systems, will demo new building automation capabilities at CES 2019
(January 8-11) that will include automating meeting room utilization
for Texas Instruments (TI) during the show. Last month, Ainstein
announced a new antenna and board design included in TI's new 60-GHz
mmWave radar over-the-door sensors (ODS).
A new generation of smart sensors will dramatically improve utilization and functionality of commercial buildings as well as reduce operating costs with energy efficient solutions such as occupancy adjusted lighting and temperature controls. In the average commercial building, for example, HVAC consumes 39 percent of the energy budget. Smart sensors can reduce that spend by 18 percent, according to a recent report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Smart radar sensors in TI's CES meeting rooms are integrated with Amazon’s Alexa to inform TI meeting staff whether a room is occupied, how many people are in a room, and where in the room they are located. When deployed in any building, an organization's staff can better manage work space and meeting room utilization from a reception desk, central command station, or via employee calendars and communication networks. Because the sensors do not include cameras, there are no identification or privacy issues. In yet another building automation use case, these sensors will count the number of people in a room and adjust lighting, HVAC and other systems accordingly to optimize comfort and functionality, while minimizing energy use and costs.
Ainstein will demo its solution at TI meeting rooms in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) North Hall N117 during CES, January 8-11, 2019.
In addition to CES, the solution is currently being piloted with the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) at the University of Kansas.
The 60-GHz frequency band enables sensors to accurately determine the range, velocity and angle of objects in an area. Because it is not widely used in other building applications, there is little chance of signal interference.
For more information on the benefits of 60-GHz radar systems for building automation, and to get started building applications with the ODS evaluation module visit and contact us at https://ainstein.ai/60ghzods/
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