NOVELDA Announces New UWB Sensor; Enables the world’s most reliable contactless experience for consumer electronics, smart home and building automation

LAS VEGAS and Oslo, Norway, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – NOVELDA AS, developer of the world’s most accurate and reliable human presence sensor, today announced the availability of its latest ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors for smart home and building automation to provide any device the ability to accurately detect human presence. The revolutionary UWB pulse radar can detect human presence and movement, providing more precise non-contact interaction with everyday products including laptops, smart refrigerators and lighting. Today’s news follows that of NOVELDA announcement he raised NOK 400 million (US equivalent $ 45 million) in a pre-IPO private placement to accelerate growth and further develop UWB sensors, bringing the total guaranteed funding to the United States $ 130 million.

NOVELDA will present the latest innovations in UWB at the CES event at the Venetian Hotel in January 5 to 8, 2022.

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“Steinel True Presence is a revolutionary sensor that will usher in a new era in building intelligence and energy efficiency,” said Thomas Möller, CEO of Steinel. “We worked with NOVELDA to develop True Presence and it is now the best presence sensor on the market, providing absolutely reliable information on human presence or absence. As a result, we have been able to help our hotel customers to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their HVAC costs by 12%. “

The NOVELDA UWB sensor works by detecting tiny movements made when we breathe to perceive human presence, the sensor is so rugged that it can detect human presence even if subjects are lying under a duvet or wearing multiple layers of clothing. Measuring just 12mm x 12mm including antennas, the NOVELDA Ultra Wideband Sensor is the smallest and most accurate pulse radar sensor available. Having no impact on the design of the product, it can be completely hidden in a device and can work through glass, plastic or wood.

“This next generation of human sensors designed for smart home and smart building automation will make environments more context sensitive to enhance interactive experiences, lower the cost of powering a device when no one is around, and extend screen life by preventing unnecessary backlighting, reducing overall power consumption. Our sensors have been evaluated under harsh real-world conditions and have demonstrated robust performance superior to that of other comparable solutions. UWB will lead the next revolution in wireless technology and we believe it will be as widely used as Bluetooth, “said Jan-Bjørnar Lund, CEO, NOVELDA.

NOVELDA ultra-wideband sensor will create new levels of seamless user experience in consumer electronics, smart homes and building automation
Multiple use cases for the NOVELDA ultra-wideband sensor include non-contact displays, lighting and HVAC control, and wireless health monitors. NOVELDA UWB is used by customers around the world in the areas of smart home, building automation and major consumer electronics. The world’s largest laptop maker Lenovo uses the NOVELDA ultra-wideband sensor in its high-end laptops. In PCs, the sensor activates features like automatic wake-up and auto-lock to increase security and extend battery life, for lighting and HVAC room sensors help save energy in a significative way. Other customers are using UWB sensors for vital sign detection in baby monitors and sleep.

UWB is expected to become as widely used as Bluetooth
Ultra-wide band (UWB) provides highly accurate, low power, robust and secure wireless technology for detection, positioning, movement and distance. Especially in harsh environments, UWB technology outperforms other technologies such as passive infrared or time-of-flight sensors in terms of accuracy, robustness and safety. Ideally suited to the bandwidth requirements, cost, power consumption and physical size requirements for consumer electronics and next-generation smart home appliances. UWB wireless sensors can operate near other radios without interference.

NOVELDA radar technology is a revolutionary radar system with unrivaled reliability in the market in terms of functionality, power consumption and size to global standards. NOVELDA was recently appointed on 2021 Winner of the “Best of Sensors” award for the IA and Machine Learning category. Demonstration kits for the NOVELDA UWB X4F103 sensor are available on request for some customers. For more information, visit NOVELDA AS

Main advantages of the NOVELDA ULB:

  • Customizable sensitivity settings to detect a walking, stationary person, hand gestures or motion detection and the ability to detect submillimeter micro-movements such as breathing for human presence detection
  • High precision range for precise distance measurement and absolute range limit based on patented pulse radar technology
  • Low power consumption of less than 2 mW and no problem of coexistence with other sensors
  • Large detection area for precise detection with a field of view up to 180 degrees; zone control can be configured up to 5m depending on the use case
  • No impact on product design; The 12mm x 12mm sensor can be hidden in the product, the sensor accurately tracks plastic and glass or clothing layers

NOVELDA provides the world’s most accurate, intelligent and reliable sensor solution for human presence detection. Our ultra-wideband (UWB) short-range pulsed radar sensors help achieve new levels of user experience and interactivity in a variety of indoor applications, including consumer electronics and building systems intelligent.

NOVELDA was founded in 2004 and today is recognized as the world’s leading authority on the design of short-range UWB radar sensors. Our technology complies with global UWB regulations and is protected by multiple design patents. We are based in Oslo, Norway, with regional sales offices in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan employing a total of 85 employees. Make life easier by creating a seamless interaction between people and things. The NOVELDA ultra-wideband sensor – the world’s most reliable sensor.

Tove Elisabeth Lutdal, Vice-President Marketing
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