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Sensor Selection for Protected Areas

Protected Environments

No Condensation Present
Controlled Temperature
Dust-Free Environment
Indoor Application
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Non-Protected Sensor Selection

Non-Protected Environments

Condensation Present
Hazardous Chemicals
Precipitation Occurs
Outdoor Exposure

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Kiosk Applications

Robotic Applications

UAV Applications

Vehicle Profiling Applications

People Detection

Parking Garage Applications

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Protected Use - Kiosk Applications



The advanced filtering in the MaxSonar sensors that have been recommended for kiosk applications, include the ability to operate with multiple sensors simultaneously. The filtering is also preprogrammed with trigger distances to ensure the kiosk only acts when a person is within a certain distance. This allows the kiosk to operate reliably, even when multiple kiosks are setup in the same environment.

The ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensors have pre-programmed detection distances of 1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 5ft, or 7ft. This means that whenever a person is within the detection distance, the sensor will output a digital high signal. When there are no detectable targets within the detection zone, the sensor outputs a digital low signal. Simply choose the sensor with the detection zone that is desired distance you require for your kiosk.

If you need a specific trigger distance that is not provided, please contact us about a semi-custom version.

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Available with multiple pre-defined proximity zones of a set distance. The sensors provide a True/False output depending on if an object is present in the defined proximity zone. Works in multi-sensor environments. Each $29.95
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Similar in function to the LV-ProxSonar sensors. These sensors feature an easy to use USB connection. Great for distributed IT networks and for a quick proof of concept from engineering. Uses the same Micro‑B USB connection as many modern cell phones. Each $49.95
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Great for applications where a single sensor is being used. The range information provided allows users to setup custom detection zones. Each $29.95
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Detects people to long distances. Great for measuring a person's height or for applications with specific longer range requirements. Single sensor operation or chaining is recommended. Starting at $39.95 More Info

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Table Legend

Logic -- Digital High/Low
AN -- Analog Voltage
PW -- Pulse Width
4-20 -- 4-20mA Output

AE -- Analog Envelope
I2C -- I2C Bus
USB -- USB Connector

RS232 -- RS232 Serial
TTL -- TTL Serial
Serial -- RS232 or TTL serial

Author: Kathy Kostal  Date: 08-31-2016
Inc 5000 Maxbotix Logo Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 1752 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 213%.
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Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 08-02-2016
Raspberry Pi 2 board MaxSonar sensors offer a variety of outputs including TTL serial data. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi 3 with a MaxBotix sensor. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-26-2016
Full Horn Housing MaxBotix offers an expanded range of packaging options for many of our sensors. Each option provides unique benefits to certain mounting integrations. This article provides a brief overview of each option.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-18-2016
Sensor is Tested When providing support, our technical support team may determine that further testing at our facility is the best way to help resolve the issue that you are facing. At this point, they will start the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) process. This article will explain what you can expect as your ultrasonic sensor travels through our RMA process.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-11-2016
Typical Wall Pipe Many customers have requested the option to mount an ultrasonic sensor in a pipe. During the testing and development cycle, we discovered a number of considerations and requirements that must be met for the application to be successful. When all of these are met, a user may be able to achieve the desired level of success for measuring the liquid level inside of a pipe.
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Author: Jenney Grover  Date: 06-28-2016
one of the options for outputs On April 19th, we welcomed our supporters to join us for the Grand Opening of the Build Out. Bob and Nita Gross gave a tour of the build out and their vision for the space. We continue to be in awe of the support from our community, our employees, our distributors, and our customers. Thank you for the many years of support, and we look forward to serving you in the years to come.
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