Celadon, Inc., Maxwell Technologies Partner to Deploy Ultracapacitors In
Remote Controls for Set Top Boxes
Ultracapacitors extend battery life or eliminate batteries for consumer
applications; charge 70 to 80 percent within four to five minutes
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:
MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy
storage products, today announced that it is working with Celadon, Inc., a
manufacturer of remote control systems for original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs), to provide its 10-farad (F) HC series ultracapacitors for remote
controls used with the CLS-140 Cellular Media Center from set top box
developer Cobalt Labs. These set top boxes are used by companies including
Orange, a worldwide provider of broadband and mobile services, and can deliver
a quick 70 to 80 percent charge to the remote control within four to five
minutes. The ultracapacitors lower overall waste and create a worry-free
experience for end users, who no longer need to deal with remote control
battery replacement and disposal.
Although energy storage enables optimal consumer device performance, it is
overlooked as a power component of a device's energy consumption. Celadon,
Inc. and Cobalt Labs are providing Orange with custom, cellular modem-enabled
set top boxes using a remote control with a rechargeable, non-battery power
source. Each remote control has a USB port that is plugged into the set top
box to charge the ultracapacitors through AC wall power.
Celadon, Inc. provides services from initial product concept through design
and manufacturing for OEM applications worldwide. The company manufactures
both infrared and radio frequency remote control solutions for consumer
electronics, industrial automation, medical and custom applications. Celadon,
Inc. will also make the set top boxes and ultracapacitor-powered remote
controls available globally as an environmentally responsible solution and for
areas where batteries are not readily accessible.
"Ultracapacitors charge quickly and deliver hundreds of thousands of
high-power pulses over their lifetime, easily outlasting the actual product
into which they are designed," said Brian Eichler, director of sales and
marketing, Asia at Maxwell Technologies. "This worldwide opportunity with
Celadon, Inc. confirms that ultracapacitor technology is well on its way to
helping consumer applications last longer, and it provides a cost savings
versus an alternative battery solution."
Michael Griswold, vice president of sales and business development at Celadon,
Inc., said, "Ultracapacitors, as an alternative to traditional alkaline
batteries, are a compelling solution for remote controls, as well as many
different types of handheld devices. Maxwell's 10F HC ultracapacitor cells are
capable of rapid charging without the periodic replacement batteries need,
making them an efficient and environmentally responsible solution."
Additional Maxwell Technologies information:
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About Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
Maxwell Technologies is a global leader and manufacturer of innovative,
cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor
products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in
consumer and industrial electronics, automotive, transportation, renewable
energy and information technology. Our high-voltage capacitor products help to
ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other
applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage
electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include
power modules, memory modules and single-board computers that incorporate
powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in
aerospace applications. For more information, please visit www.maxwell.com.
For media relations, please contact: For sales, please contact:
Rachel Sullivan Brian Eichler
Metis Communications Maxwell Technologies
617-236-0500 Director, sales and marketing
For investor relations, please contact:
Vice president, communications and investor
About Celadon, Inc.
Celadon is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of custom remote control
and receivers systems. Celadon provides Infrared (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF)
products for consumer, medical, industrial and custom applications. For more
information, please visit www.celadon.com and www.cellularmediacenter.com.
For Celadon, please contact:
Vice president, sales and business development
SOURCE Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
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