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Sporian Microsystems Wins Bronze Best of Sensors Expo Award in Sensors Category

Sporian Microsystems, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a "Best of Sensors Expo" Bronze award in the Sensors category by Sensors magazine. Sporian won the award for its AssetOverseer® SS-200.

AssetOverseer(R) SS-200 ultra low power +/-200G shock sensor/accelerometer The Sporian Microsystems AssetOverseer® SS series is a family of ultra low power 3-Axis accelerometers. The product family is designed for high G applications. The devices feature an analog signal output for each coordinate axis (x, y, and z). The active analog outputs provide a buffered voltage that does not require external amplification. Supply currents of less than 15µA, over all operating conditions, are unparalleled in the industry and make the SS series ideal for battery powered applications. The devices also feature a 2-5VDC operating range and a frequency response of 2-2000Hz. The supply pins feature over-voltage and reversed polarity protection as well as high frequency filtering which makes the AssetOverseer SS series resilient to supply switching noise. Signal and supply pins feature internal protection against ESD events. Electrical I/O is achieved through 0.1" (2.54 mm) spacing SMT leads. The sensors are available in +/-200G, +/-500G and +/-1000G ranges.

The AssetOverseer® SS series accelerometers. power consumption is an order of magnitude lower than the closest competitor. Devices with specs that appear close to the AssetOverseer SS series require input signal conditioning and output signal amplification that consumes considerable additional power. Integration of 3 axis sensing with conditioned I/O in a single device and the rugged, SMD board mountable packaging simplifies integration of the device into product designs.

There are numerous applications for this ultra low power, 3 axis accelerometer including: automation & process control, data logging, machinery monitoring, test & measurement, shipment monitoring, asset health monitoring, fragility testing/monitoring, predictive/condition based maintenance, aircraft landing impacts, railcar coupling impacts, and wireless sensor networks

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 were 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, John Deere; and Ed Ramsden, a member of Sensors' editorial advisory board and sensor industry veteran.

"The awards program recognizes cutting-edge solutions in the sensors marketplace," said Martella. "All of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation, integration, and ease-of-use. We believe this year's winners will be leaders in the sensors marketplace and offer our congratulations to the companies recognized."

About Sporian
Sporian Microsystems, Inc. is an aggressive sensors company. Sporian leverages is expertise in MEMS, optics, packaging, and materials to product a family of novel sensors, sensor-subsystems, multiple sensor-suites, and sensor data-loggers. These systems communicate via wireless and wired interconnects, and they deliver several key features, including portability (small size and low power consumption) and low cost. Sporian is pursuing a product development roadmap that includes three interrelated product lines: Environmental systems including such parameters as temperature, vibration, humidity, shock; Biological and chemical sensors for environmental contaminant and serum pathogen detection; Sensors and packaging for harsh, high temperature and pressure environments.

About 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.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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