In today's fast-paced and constantly evolving technology market, it is crucial for IT manufacturers to be able to quickly adopt new interaction technologies in order to stay ahead of the competition and offer innovative and differentiated products to consumers.
Gradient Magnetostatic Sensing Technology principles
Based on magnetostatics principles, ami’s technology consists of an array of tri-axis magnetic sensors measuring the magnetic field (the receiver unit) of at least one permanent magnet (the emitter unit).
Thanks to optimized and patented algorithms, these measurements calculate in real time the 3D position & orientation of the magnet (the emitter unit) with extreme accuracy.
Receiver Integration Variants
Enable electronics-free accessories (mouse, stylus, dial, real pen, real pencil, brush…) as well as spatial interactions whether on, around or above the surface. Create virtual buttons (e.g. color picker, virtual camera, torchlight in-air …).
Receiver Unit integrated in a laptop either as a matrix under the trackpad / palmrest(s) or as a linear integration (strip) on the side(s) to enable spatial interactions whether on, around or above the laptop.
Receiver Unit integrated in a tablet with or w/o screen as a matrix to enable spatial interactions whether above or around the tablet / e-writer.
Receiver Unit integrated in an external keyboard as a linear integration (strip) on the side(s) to enable spatial interactions whether around or above the keyboard.
Receiver Unit integrated in a PC monitor, large format display or whiteboard as a matrix integration to enable spatial interactions whether in front of or around the display.
Emitter Integration Variants
Being electronics-free and battery-free, accessories can be brought to market featuring unusual shapes, sizes and materials. Take advantage of limitless designs without any electronic constraints and associated certification requirements. A simple magnet embedded in custom accessories will allow the magic to happen.
Simple & Sustainable
THE EMITTER UNIT
No Electronic Embedded
No battery - No RF module - No PCBA - No electronics components
Plastic parts (recyclable) - Magnet (reusable) - No Eco tax (European territory) - Low customs taxes even if manufactured in China
Universal & Secured
Connects on proximity - No pairing - No cable - Ready/easy to use - The absence of a communication protocol (BLE) between the device and the computer is a strong point in terms of cyber security (using the SI3P (Secured Instant Proximity Pairing Protocol)).
THE RECEIVER UNIT
An array of standard low-cost tri-axis magnetic sensors (less than 1mm3)
A highly flexible technology
The number, position and type of sensors can be adapted according to the expected performances, hardware devices and use-cases.
A turnkey solution
ami’s experienced engineering team may support you in all phases, from design rules to product design, from sensor qualification to modelization.
Enable truly differentiated product features
Advanced position tracking: 0.2mm
Advanced angular tracking: 0.1°
Angular accuracy: 360°
Detection range: 5 degrees of freedom
Resistant to interference from RF sources and touch technologies
Available modular IC, FW, SW and IP solutions allow effective implementation, flexibility and shortened time-to-market.
DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS
Without the need for electronics and batteries, the industial design of interaction accessories can be easily customized, allowing for unique, personalized and easily recyclable and replaceable products.
Easily develop your own applications with ami’s software development kits and API’s
Reduced market risk & licensing costs: Benefit from ami’s industry IP portfolio (25+ patent families, 130+ patents).
Strategic alliances with leading components suppliers and technology partners (ST Micro, Uneo, MEMSIC...)
Continued R&D investments to provide customers with a state-of-the-art, future-proof technology roadmap to power their next generation of spatial interaction capabilities.
Unparalleled Post-Sales support
• Strong Supply Chain and ODM relationships
• Manufacturing and technical support with deep experience that comes from delivering hundreds of thousands of products to market.
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Find out how ami technology works, how it performs and how it can be integrated in various devices and computer accessories to provide future-proof starte-of-the art spatial interactions.