Omron Electronic Components announced the new D7S Vibration Sensor at the 2016 Sensors Expo & Conference in San Jose, CA, June 22-23, 2016.
The D7S is the world’s smallest class size seismic sensor, and can be embedded into essentially any device.
“The D7S is very tiny and can be put into anything, anywhere, and can take countermeasures directly without reliance on a network or larger system,” said Engineer Kozo Moriyama, based at the company’s new Creative Lab, located in San Jose, CA.
These highly precise sensors help with measures to prevent secondary damages, by shutting off and stopping hazardous devices. The sensor can also determine damage and help in the restoration process via disaster map creation. This data is used to prevent damage in future earthquakes.
With this new product launch, Omron is looking to expand past its traditional product-oriented scope.
“Because the D7S is an IoT friendly device, our engineers are developing services to support the technology,” said Ucchi Uchida, Chief Business Development Officer. “It is also our hope to partner with other technology companies, especially in Silicon Valley.”
A formal product introduction is soon to come.
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