Oslo, Norway - February, 11th, 2005
- Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announced that OmniSense LLC has selected Nordic's 915MHz RF device for its Facility Monitoring System. The nRF905 with its high level of integration, low system cost, very low power and ease of use, makes it a perfect fit for this innovative System.
OmniSense FMS (Facility Monitoring System) provides intelligent monitoring systems that combine wireless sensor networks and a reporting Web site for 7x24 monitoring of environmental parameters such as humidity, temperature and wood moisture content that influence the integrity of building systems and critical facilities..
The availability of the nRF905 has made it possible for OmniSense to manufacture miniature wireless sensors that can be installed during or after construction to monitor the integrity of a building structure and the systems that control a facility's environment. This development is considered revolutionary in the construction and building management industries, because most problems that eventually require expensive solutions in facilities management are readily detectable long before they cause acute damage. Moisture and mold related business liability is skyrocketing while insurers have eliminated water damage coverage from their policies. The OmniSense Facility Monitoring System is a timely and cost effective solution for improving control and visibility of moisture related damage.
"OmniSense is an innovative company that addresses a vital area in building management, and Nordic Semiconductor is pleased to have contributed in the development of the Facility Monitoring System, which is truly an amazing product offering" says Geir Langeland, Product Manager for Standard Products in Nordic Semiconductor.
"The nRF905 has proven to be an excellent choice for the radio link in our products, and the support from Nordic Semiconductor has been crucial in the development and introduction of the FMS", states Chris Hoogenboom, CEO of OmniSense LLCAbout OmniSense LLC
OmniSense LLC is a leading producer of wireless sensor networks for commercial and residential Facility Monitoring Systems. OmniSense is marketing their FMS through a partnership with RPM International (NYSE:RPM) subsidiary Dryvit Systems Inc. The FMS supports multiple sensor types for monitoring parameters such as wood moisture, humidity, temperature and AC power status and collects data over the internet via standard Ethernet or POTS data connections. More information can be found at www.omnisense.com
. The company is located on Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, California.About Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Founded in 1983, Nordic Semiconductor (former Nordic VLSI) has evolved steadily from the traditional ASIC design house into a leading European fabless semiconductor supplier. With world-class IC design expertise focused on RF/mixed-mode and advanced back-end/physical design capabilities, Nordic is currently marketing and selling three product families: a ground-breaking portfolio of standard components for wireless communication, high performance dataconverter IPs and custom design and manufacturing services (ASIC). With the ultra compact 2.4GHz transceiver and transmitter families, nRF24XX, the company has established itself as a market leader within the wireless personal interface segment comprising applications such as gamepads, keyboard/mouse and sports equipment. Nordic's products are manufactured on ultra modern technologies through strong relationships with world leading manufacturing facilities and are sold through a world-wide distribution network. The company has offices in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway, as well as Hong Kong, and is listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange (OSX: NOD). All operations are managed according to the ISO 9001-approved quality assurance system.