Omron appoints Easby for MEMS sensor support

Omron Electronic Components Europe has expanded its UK distribution network and appointed Easby Electronics to focus on the manufacturer’s sensors for IoT building blocks.

Easby will stock and support the full range of Omron sensor technologies and electromechanical components, particularly working with its IoT customers to identify opportunities for Omron MEMS-based sensors for building automation, industrial automation and other environmental monitoring applications.

The MEMS-based sensor complement the Telit IoT modules and Raystar displays both available from Easby. Omron’s MEMS-based sensor technologies monitor the environment – measuring temperature, humidity and other characteristics, as well as care for the people within that environment, ensuring heating and lighting services are turned on when they are present, for example, or ensuring that the air quality is high and that spaces are do not become overcrowded.

A key technology for Easby will be Omron’s Human Vision Component HVC-P2, allows individuals to be recognised, providing a touchless access control solution.

It offers 10 integrated image sensing functions for use in digital signage, home and office automation and security applications. There is also Omron’s D6T MEMS thermal sensor, offering contactless temperature measurement to monitor industrial processes, highlight the development of hot spots and detect occupancy of a space. Another highlight, the 2JCE multi-function environmental sensor allows designers to monitor seven parameters from a single compact unit.

Easby will also be supporting Omron’s pressure, flow, vibration and tilt sensors, and its electromechanical relays, micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photo-microsensors and connectors.

Phil Clarke, director of product marketing at Easby, commented, “Omron is . . . known around the world for the quality and integrity of its products. We have watched with great interest the expansion of its portfolio of sensor technologies, many of which are unique to Omron and are based on capabilities such as MEMS manufacturing which are far from widespread. We are excited to be offered the opportunity to offer these technologies to our customers.” 

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