In Business: MaxBotix Inc. Manufactures Ultrasonic Sensors Used Across The World

In Business: MaxBotix Inc. Manufactures Ultrasonic Sensors Used Across The World


FOOTBALL LATER THIS WEEK.>>THAT’S RIGHT, CAN’T WAIT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHAZ.>>>A UNIQUE COMPANY IN THE BRAINERD LAKES AREA IS MANUFACTURING SMALL PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY, THAT HAS A BIG IMPACT ACROSS THE WORLD. HERE’S MORE WITH THIS WEEK’S IN BUSINESS WITH REPORTER RACHEL JOHNSON.>>SO THE PRODUCT THAT MAXBOTIX INCORPORATED MAKES CAN FIT IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, ITS CAPABILITIES ARE HUGE.>>WE MANUFACTURE ULTRASONIC RANGE FINDERS THEY MEASURE DISTANCE TO OBJECTS THROUGH SOUND WAVES, AIRWAVES, SIMILAR TO A BAT.>>MAXBOTIX WAS FOUNDED IN 2006 WHEN A PATENT WAS RECEIVED FOR AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR THAT WAS INVENTED. HE CHOSE TO LAY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR HIS COMPANY IN THE BRAINERD LAKES AREA.>>I GROUP IN BRAINERD. I GRADUATED FROM BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL IN 1978. I WENT TO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AND I GRADUATED FROM THERE AND LATER GOT AN ENGINEERING DEGREE.>>MAXBOTIX INC. DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES ULTRASONIC SENSORS. THE SENSORS MEASURE DISTANCE BY TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ALL TRA — ULTRASONIC SIGNALS.>>SEND OUT ACOUSTIC SIGNAL, LISTEN FOR IT TO COME BACK AND MEASURE THE TIME OF FLIGHT. THAT’S HOW WE CAN TELL HOW FAR AWAY STUFF IS.>>AROUND HALF THE SENSORS THAT ARE PRODUCED ARE SOLD AND USED ACROSS THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. THE MAXBOTIX SENSORS ARE USED IN ROBOTICS, PARKING SENSING, WATER LEVEL MANAGEMENT, AUTOMATED STORE DISPLAYS AND MORE.>>THEY CAN USE THEM IN A KIOSK WHERE THEY WANT TO DETECT THAT SOMEONE WALKED IN FRONT OF A TELEVISION, AND IT TURNS IT ON.>>SNOW LEVELS, UADs, ONE OF OUR SENSORS IS USED TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE TO YOUR FOREHEAD WHEN YOU HAVE AN EYE EXAM, FOR EXAMPLE.>>AS IT SEEMS TECHNOLOGY IS GETTING MORE AND MORE AUTOMATED, MAXBOTIX IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE TECHNOLOGY IN THE YEARS TO COME.>>THE SENSORS HAVE BECOME MORE ACCURATE OVER TIME AND THEY’VE MEASURED MUCH LONGER RANGES.>>A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO AUTOMATION. IT JUST MAKES THINGS A LITTLE COST — MORE COST EFFECTIVE FOR COMPANIES.>>THE FUTURE POSSIBILITY LGSS — POSSIBILITIES FOR MAXBOTIX AND ITS TECHNOLOGY ARE ENDLESS AND THE COMPANY IS EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE

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