US Navy, InHand Develop Intelligent Power Module for Wireless Sensors

11/30/2004 - InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader in handheld and wireless device platforms for OEMs, announced that it has received a contract from the United States Navy for the second phase of a project to develop an intelligent power module for wireless smart sensors.

Under the first phase of this contract, InHand has been developing new methodologies to optimize energy delivery for future smart sensor systems. In the second phase, InHand moves into advanced development and prototyping of intelligent power modules based on InHand’s significant base of patent-pending intellectual property in power control, distribution, and management for handheld and wireless devices.

The primary goal of this continuing effort is to greatly extend the battery life of small, autonomous sensors. These sensors – which typically operate for months or years on a single set of batteries – are deployed in remote areas and include electronics for signal conditioning, data acquisition, signal processing, and wireless communications. InHand is developing technologies to aggressively increase the energy efficiency of smart sensors, while maintaining the small size and low weight that are critical features of these devices.

“InHand’s goal in the new phase of this important Navy program is to design and build a complete intelligent power module for smart wireless sensors,” said Andrew Girson, InHand’s CEO. “InHand’s own longstanding R&D efforts coupled with the new phase of this Navy contract will allow us to further strengthen our award-winning portfolio of low-power hardware and software products.”

Development on this contract will continue into 2006, with potential for additional follow-on funding.

About InHand Electronics, Inc.
InHand Electronics, Inc. is the foremost provider of low-power embedded system-level software and hardware technologies to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The Company provides run-time power management software and hardware/software reference platforms to developers of wireless devices, such as cellular telephones, PDAs, wearable computers, and smart sensors. The Company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. The Company’s Fingertip, Elf, and BatterySmart products are built on industry-leading technologies such as Intel’s XScale microprocessors and Linux and Microsoft’s Windows CE operating systems. The company's headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please view the company web site at

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