Plessey and Atlantik Elektronik GmbH has announced that Atlantik will become the sales representative for the complete range of Plessey products for the European market. Atlantik Elektronik is one of Europe’s most complete electronics distributors and providers of advanced solutions. The distribution agreement includes the regions of Central Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
Atlantik will market Plessey’s latest sensor technologies in synergy with Atlantik’s Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions for applications in the fields of e-health, automotive, sports and fitness. Atlantik will also enhance its portfolio with Plessey’s advanced RF solutions for applications in Digital Video Broadcasting and set-top box products.
Atlantik is looking forward to providing the distribution channel in Europe for Plessey’s award winning EPIC sensors (Electronic Potential Integrated Circuit) for the measurement of bio-electrical signals (ECG, EMG, EOG, EEG). Applications also include gesture recognition systems.
“Plessey is the ideal partner for us in order to supply our customers with innovative, intelligent solutions in the areas of automotive, healthcare, sports and fitness,” said Ottmar Flach, General Manager of Atlantik Elektronik GmbH.
Michael LeGoff, CEO Plessey, added, “We are very pleased to be working with Atlantik. They have a unique position in key European markets where Plessey has real opportunities to accelerate growth.”
The EPIC sensor works by detecting changes in electric potential that could be in muscles or nerves or changes in the Earth’s atmospheric electric potential field caused by a hand or body moving through it. The technology functions as an ultra-high, input impedance sensor that acts as a highly stable, extremely sensitive, contactless voltmeter to measure tiny changes in the electric field down to milliVolts. Plessey’s EPIC sensor technology is revolutionising many different areas from contactless gesture recognition to ECG monitors for remote health and fitness applications.