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A partner of a Hungarian technology transfer company has developed a modularly upgradeable lightning conductor with built-in early streamer emission device. Lightning conductors are designed to increase the efficiency of lightning attraction and to improve the radius of protection 1.5 - 3 times of a conventional lightning rod. The modular structure enables different functions for the product. The company is interested in finding suitable license partner.
The Hungarian company is seeking license partners for an innovative lightning protection product developed by an engineering company. The company is an expert in the design, distribution, manufacturing, installation of equipment and construction of complete systems in the following areas: grounding systems, electric lightning, reactive power compensation, anticorrosive cathodic protection, production of modular lightning rod grippers etc.
The offered product is a safe and efficient lightning conductor to protect buildings and open spaces from direct lightning. Its innovation is a modular, configurable architecture that enables upgradeability with one or more electronic modules (assemblies) that have special purpose.
This modular technology can enable different functions:
• early warning (alarm) prior to lightning strike,
• direct communication between the user and the device,
• climate and lightning info on-demand,
• statistics information,
• simultaneous cooperation to multiple lightning conductors in vicinity for intelligent protection on wider areas etc.
Using this technology, there is unlimited opportunity even for other developers to engineer and build its own modules and upgrade the modular lightning conductor with it (simply upgradeable like a classic personal computer).
Note: At this moment only the early streamer emission device is integrated and the remote tester is available as a module from the manufacturer, but any electronic producer can develop its own module and attach it to the device.
The company plans to integrate some more of the modules functions on the printed circuit board built-in inside the lightning conductor.
• Higher level of protection against lightning than conventional lightning rods
• Different radius of protection is available (up to 108m in radius)
• Customization of the system to suit the needs of the customer
• International standards are fully met
• No maintenance is required
• Cheaper than any available technology
Although it is a new technology there are more than 35 devices already installed e.g.: sport arena, clinical hospital, biogas power plant, photovoltaic power plant, residential buildings etc.
The company is looking for relevant industrial partners interested in licensing (patent/know-how) collaboration. Any experience in lightning protection systems is an advantage but not requirement.