UK based Milgenco has integrated the Toumaz Telran ultra low power radio chip into its TARC 9000 telemetry solution to provide a wireless solution for monitoring heart-rate, body temperature and other biometric aspects of troops in and around military vehicles. Milgenco Managing Director, Simon Albury said “We chose the Toumaz Telran TZ1053 because it offers an ultra-low power solution with extremely long battery life and a range of up to 100m from the vehicle”. “Adding the TZ1053 into the TARC 9000 allows us to offer customers a complete integrated solution that remotely monitors vehicle position, engine and vehicle health and now, most importantly, crew condition and well-being.” “The availability of the TDK significantly shortened our development cycle and cost.”
Professor Chris Toumazou, CEO of Toumaz said, “The TZ1053 uses our patented advanced mixed signal (AMx) system on chip signal processing technology, this allows the development of ultra-low energy radio systems in a single chip. In typical biometric monitoring usage the wristband monitor developed by Milgenco will last up to 18 months using a small button battery. We are pleased that Milgenco has selected Telran as the lowest energy choice radio”.
The companies are also exploring using the same combined telemetry and bio-monitoring technology in first responder markets such as fire, police and ambulance services. This will allow central control rooms and dispatch centres to immediately see if a first responder has been injured and alert other responders nearby to assist.
Milgenco is a privately owned UK based defence company that designs and manufactures state of the art telemetry and DC power generation systems for defence customers in the UK and abroad.
Toumaz (AIM: TMZ) is pioneering ultra-low energy wireless connectivity technologies for a wide range of markets including medical monitoring, industrial, green energy and internet-connected consumer devices.
Toumaz currently supplies radio chips and complete modules to market leaders in the digital radio market. Existing products include Telran TZ1053 for ultra-low energy wireless sensor networks and Xenif TZ1090 for digital radio and WiFi/internet connected applications. These products are used by market leading customers in the USA, Europe and the Far East.
Toumaz is an AIM listed company (AIM: TMZ) with development centres in Oxford, UK and Taipei City, Taiwan and with sales representatives and distribution channels worldwide.