MicroStrain® Wins Silver and Gold at Sensors Expo


Williston, VT - June 15, 2009 MicroStrain won two more "Best of Sensors Expo" awards at Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL. These Gold and Silver awards bring MicroStrain's total to ten Gold awards and two Silver awards, accumulated over the last eight years.

This year's gold award was for HS-Link(TM) three channel High Speed Wireless Node with sample rates up to 100 kHz on all three channels. During user definable sampling sessions, HS-LINK(TM) stores bursts of data in a buffer; once sampling is complete data are then transferred to non-volatile flash memory. Each sensor channel has a dedicated 16 bit analog to digital converter (A/D) enabling the three distinct sensor inputs to be sampled simultaneously. HS-LINK(TM) also features a precision timekeeper, which can receive a high priority timing beacon, which enables multiple HS-Links(TM) in a star network to achieve a node-to-node data sampling synchronization of ±4 microseconds.

The silver award was for 3DM-GX3(TM)-25, Miniature Attitude Heading Reference System. 3DM-GX3(TM)-25 is amongst the smallest and lightest AHRS on the market today, with versions weighing as little as 11.5 grams. Improved performance in the face of ambient vibrations and oscillations is achieved by oversampling at 30 KHz and then digitally filtering and performing coning and sculling integrals at 1 kHz. Oversampling also greatly improves the resolution of the sensor readings. User adjustable output rates of up to 1000 Hz make the 3DM-GX3(TM)-25 AHRS one of the fastest attitude heading reference systems available today. Each 3DM-GX3(TM)-25 is individually calibrated to compensate for gyro g-sensitivity and sensor misalignment and includes routines for hard and soft iron field calibrations. Full temperature compensation ensures performance over a wide operating temperature range.

"Our customers asked, and we delivered," said Steve Arms, President of MicroStrain. "Both the HS-LINK(TM) High Speed Wireless Node and the 3DM-GX3(TM)-25 AHRS represent breakthroughs. HS-LINK(TM) High Speed Wireless Node is an exceptionally fast wireless data acquisition node which will find immediate applications in helicopter and wind turbine gearbox monitoring. 3DM-GX3(TM)-25 AHRS provides high performance in an extremely small package, enabling the next generation of micro-unmanned vehicles and wearable tracking devices. We're grateful for the development support we have received from the US Navy. It's truly exciting to be selected for two awards by the judges at this year's Sensors Expo."

The Sensors "Best of Sensors Expo" awards honored the most exciting new products that were on display at the Sensors Expo & Conference, which took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. All entries were judged on the basis of potential impact, application, distinctiveness, timeliness, and availability.

This panel of judges was comprised of the magazine's editorial staff, members of the editorial advisory board, and industry experts including Melanie Martella, executive editor of Sensors; Deborah Lickness of John Deere; and Ed Ramsden, a member of Sensors' editorial advisory board and principal of Sensorlytics LLC.

"All of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation, integration, and ease of use, and all of them addressed real needs. We believe this year's winners will be leaders in the sensors marketplace and offer our congratulations to the companies recognized," said Martella.

For further information, detailed specifications and pricing please contact MicroStrain at www.microstrain.com.

About MicroStrain

MicroStrain is a leading manufacturer of inertial measurement systems, micro-displacement transducers, and wireless sensing networks. MicroStrain's sensing systems are used in a wide variety of applications, including testing new designs, controlling critical processes, navigating unmanned vehicles, and monitoring the health of structures and machines. For further information please visit MicroStrain's website at www.microstrain.com or call 802-862-6629.

Sensors
Sensors is the premier publication dedicated to sensors, supporting technologies, and their applications. Serving an audience of 195,000 spanning online and e-mail newsletters, Sensors' integrated media offer greater access to targeted news, analysis, and technical information surrounding sensors and related technologies. Reaching high-tech professionals in the sensing community, including product and system design engineers, production engineers, and managers, Sensors delivers focused news, trends, and product reviews in the areas of: Process Industries; Automotive; Electronics and Computers; Machine Manufacturing; Aerospace, Military, and Homeland Security; Specialty Markets; and Wireless and M2M.

About Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors Expo & Conference (www.sensorsexpo.com) is the leading sensor event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology including physical sensors, sensor networks, biosensors, MEMS/nanotechnology, instrumentation & controls, intelligent systems, machine-to-machine communication, wireless sensing and IT technology. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, technology focused tours, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services.

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MicroStrain, Inc.

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