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3D Matrix Sensor wins British Engineering Excellence Award for Peratech

Peratech has been presented with the New Product of the Year (Electronic) award by judges at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) on 5th October in London

Richmond, Yorkshire, UK – 9 October 2017. Peratech has been presented with the New Product of the Year (Electronic) award by judges at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) on 5th October in London. The award recognises the most significant electronic product available commercially since January 2016.

The award was presented to Peratech for its 3D Multi-Touch Matrix sensor, an array of force touch sensors based on its proprietary QTC® technology. The array not only determines position in the X and Y axes, but also adds a third-dimension of pressure in the Z axis. The sensors open up a new world of control options, including force based zoom, scroll, and select functions. The technology eliminates issues with accidental touch and can operate in difficult environmental conditions, including when moisture is present. The sensors work even if the operator is wearing gloves and they can be used with any kind of stylus.

The 3D Multi-Touch Matrix sensor addresses diverse application requirements in markets ranging from consumer electronics, smart home and domestic appliances, to automotive systems, industrial equipment and medical devices. 

Justin Cunningham, Editor of Eureka! and a BEEAs judge said “Peratech is simply one of the most exciting sensing companies around today. While capacitive touch is finding broad application in a range of consumer and industrial products, Peratech’s matrix sensor adds another dimension to interface technology, and there is an impressive range of potential applications.”

Jon Stark, CEO at Peratech commented “I’m thrilled that the judges have recognised the potential of the matrix sensor with this award for Peratech. It is a fantastic tribute to our dedicated team who have put so much hard work into developing the product and its technology.”

About Peratech

Based on patented Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC®) technology, Peratech’s force sensors bring a new dimension to touch controls. QTC materials change from being an almost perfect insulator to becoming increasingly conductive in proportion to the amount of force applied to them. The materials are very resilient, with predictable deformation and recovery, so that changes in resistance from even the slightest pressure on the QTC material are both predictable and repeatable over more than a million cycles.

For designers of human machine interfaces (HMIs), QTC technology offers unrivalled creative freedom and opportunities for product differentiation in both ergonomics and aesthetics. It makes touch buttons, panels and displays far easier to use.

Peratech’s award-winning, thin and flexible QTC sensors come in single-point, 3D single-touch, and 3D multi-touch versions. They can be used above, below or around rigid or flexible displays, or under metal, plastic, wood or glass surfaces. The QTC touch experience is intuitive, consistent, precise, durable and reliable, whatever the environment, even when using gloved fingers or in the presence of moisture.

The diverse applications for QTC force sensors include consumer and automotive electronics, smart home systems and appliances and industrial controls. Over a million devices around the world now employ the technology. Peratech’s custom design and integration service minimises both cost and time-to-market. The company also offers a range of standard products. Peratech Holdco Ltd. is a privately held company based in Richmond, Yorkshire, UK.

Quantum Tunnelling Composite and QTC are registered trademarks of Peratech Holdco Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

Click here for a round-up of all the BEEAs winners from New Electronics Magazine.


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