Invensys Controls, Cratlon Announce Joint Development

September 11, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
LONDON - Invensys Controls and Cratlon Ltd. announced a joint development agreement to embed the Invensys wireless software stack and application protocols into Cratlon's single-chip wireless sensor family. Temperature-to-RF and humidity-to-RF sensor chips will be sampled in 2006, with light sensors and certain flammable gas sensors following in 2007.

Geoff Mulligan, director of technology, Invensys Controls Advanced Building Systems, commented, "Invensys has over 40 points of presence in the average U.S. home, including thermostats, heaters, and smoke detectors. Safety legislation, reduced installation costs, and energy savings are very strong market drivers to interconnect all these points of presence. Cratlon's sensor-to-RF single-chip integration path is precisely what is needed in the cost-conscious markets of domestic and industrial building controls to connect these wirelessly. We are delighted to support and help accelerate their plans."

Tim Cummins, chief executive officer of Cratlon, added: "We believe we are the first company in Europe to deploy real-world operational 802.15.4 wireless sensor networks for building monitoring and control. Our roadmap is to shrink the functionality of each wireless sensor node to a single CMOS IC, employing our patent-pending on-chip sensors and 18-bit analog-to-digital converters. The wireless sensor market is predicted to reach $5 billion by 2010, driven by standards such as ZigBee and IPv6, and we are delighted to have product definition and application software support from Invensys."

Publication date: 09/12/2005

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Mini Split Installation

Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.


NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con