MaxBotix Inc. Product History
The MaxSonar product line has experienced steady continued growth since product inception. Early customer satisfaction, and distributor acceptance created the platform for incremental product improvement and growth.
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The MaxSonar-EZ1 was released for sale to the public.
MaxBotix Inc., expanded its product line into 4 additional LV-MaxSonar-EZ sensors (MB1000, MB1010, MB1020, MB1030, MB1040) this was in addition to the updated MB1010 LV-MaxSonar-EZ1.
Each sensor is calibrated to a factory specified beam width and tested with a swinging ball test.
MaxBotix Inc., released the MB7001 LV-MaxSonar-WR1 sensor for sale to the public. The sensor is a robust high performance outdoor sensor.
MaxBotix Inc., released the XL-MaxSonar-EZ, XL-MaxSonar-AE, & XL-MaxSonar-WR sensor product lines. (10 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, and centimeter resolution.
The MaxSonar products demonstrate a 20+ years MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).
August 2009 to June 2011
During this time 20 additional standard product variations are added for retail sale.
MaxBotix Inc., also completes many semi-custom sensors to match application specific uses for customers.
The previously developed F-Option is added for retail sale on the MaxBotix website. This product addition allows the rugged XL-MaxSonar-WR & XL-MaxSonar-WRC products to be used in a broader range of hazardous or corrosive chemical environments.
MaxBotix Inc., released the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ sensor product line. (5 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, TTL serial output, and millimeter resolution.
MaxBotix Inc., released the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor product line. (4 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, and millimeter resolution. These are available with either RS232 serial or TTL serial outputs.
MaxBotix Inc., released the I2CXL-MaxSonar-EZ, I2CXL-MaxSonar-WR, & I2CXL-MaxSonar-WRC sensor product lines. (7 new products total). New features for these products are I2C bus interace allowing up to 127 sensors to be controlled by a single I2C bus master.
MaxBotix Inc., releases the LV-ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor. Sensor line features digital high/low pin for proximity detection at distances of 7 feet, 5 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, or 1 foot.
MaxBotix Inc., also released the MB7369 and MB7389 sensors as an addition to the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line. These sensors have the same “Most Likely” filter that is featured on the popular MB7092, but adds the 1mm resolution of the MB7360.
MaxBotix Inc., releases the USB-ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor. This sensor features plug and play connectivity using a standard Micro-B USB connector that is found on most cell phones to connect to a computer.
MaxBotix Inc., releases the HRUSB-MaxSonar-EZ sensor line. This sensor line features USB connectivity using a standard Micro-B USB connector, 1 mm resolution, and a maximum range of 5 meters.
MaxBotix Inc., releases the 10 meter MB7363, MB7366, MB7383, and MB7386 as additions to the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line. The MB7363 and MB7383 sensors feature high sensitivity for soft target detection at long ranges. The MB7366 and MB7386 are a 10-meter version of the MB7360 and MB7380 sensor.
MaxBotix Inc., releases the MB7364 and MB7384 Ultrasonic snow depth sensors. These sensors have been optimized for snow depth measurement.
MaxBotix Inc., expands the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line with the MB7334, MB7344, MB7354, and MB7354 with improved snow depth and grain level measurement algorithms. These algorithms increase the sensor’s reading to reading stability.
February 2013 to December 2013
MaxBotix Inc., releases multiple custom products for OEMs.
- Easy-to-use USB sensors in the HRLV and ProxSonar sensor lines.
February 2014 to December 2014
MaxBotix Inc., releases new product lines for non-protected (outdoor) environments.
- Ultra compact WR sensors for weight sensitive applications
- Self-cleaning HRWRs for use in closed or high-moisture environments
- XL-TrashSonar-WR line for robust industrial trash level measurement
- ParkSonar-EZ line for parking garage car detection
- MB8450 Car Sensor USB for vehicle detection