October 12, 2021

PNI’s President & CEO Inducted into the SEMI-MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Hall of Fame

Becky Oh, President and CEO at PNI, is a 2021 inductee into the SEMI-MSIG Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes leaders whose contribution and dedication drives the MEMS and sensors industry forward. Becky is recognized for her continued leadership role in helping the industry sensorize the world to drive innovation for Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Healthcare. MEMS & Sensors Industry Group is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, connecting over 2,400 member companies and 1.3M professionals worldwide.

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September 28, 2021

MagCanica Chooses PNI Sensor for Torque Sensor Systems in FORMULA 1™ Race Cars

PNI’s proprietary magneto-inductive sensor technology is now integrated into MagCanica’s torque sensor systems for high-performance FORMULA 1 race cars. PNI’s sensor technology is used in MagCanica’s innovative driveshaft, clutch shaft, and MGUK shaft torque sensor systems to accurately measure both steady-state and transient torque levels, helping race teams optimize powertrain performance and driveability.


April 19, 2021

Join PNI at the Joint Navigation Conference 2021

George Hsu, PNI’s founder and CTO, is presenting at the Institute of Navigation’s Joint Navigation Conference, taking place August 24-27, 2021. Please join us in Session D3: Navigating in Challenged Environments (e.g., Urban, Indoor and Sub-Surface Navigation), scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2021. In our presentation: “Direction of Motion Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Efficacy in a Non-Foot-Mounted, Body-Worn Measurement Unit” we will explore the quantifiable benefits of an algorithmic approach to direction of motion pedestrian dead reckoning in GPS-denied or contested environments. Contact us to schedule a meeting at the conference.

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March 23, 2021

PNI Sensor’s New Dismounted Soldier Tracking Technology Provides Precise Location in GPS-denied Environments

The new Dismounted Soldier Tracking (DST) technology determines a soldier’s precise location, even when GPS is compromised or denied. PNI’s advanced DST inertial tracking technology provides unparalleled accuracy and offers step-by-step tracking for soldiers, both indoors and outdoors. PNI has spent seven years of internal research and development perfecting the highest-accuracy, lowest-power sensor fusion algorithms for wearables and smartphones. DST is the result of this combined expertise. DST location technology stays accurate over time and through a wide range of conditions, so its data can be trusted to deliver precise results in mission-critical scenarios.

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February 17, 2021

PNI Sensor’s New TargetPoint Tilt-Compensated Compass Module Provides Accurate Heading in any Environment

The new TargetPoint TCM™ gyro-stabilized digital magnetic compass incorporates PNI’s high sensitivity Magneto-Inductive sensors with the latest high stability 3-axis MEMS accelerometer and 3-axis MEMS gyroscopes providing accurate orientation while in dynamic motion and in magnetically challenging environments. TargetPoint TCM uses advanced magnetic distortion compensation and calibration scoring algorithms to counter the effects of hard and soft iron interference, providing highly accurate heading information in almost any environment and orientation. TargetPoint TCM excels in conditions that cause errors in traditional digital magnetic compasses.


October 13, 2020

Navigating GPS-denied Environments and the Perfect Magnetic Sensor

In this Military Embedded Systems podcast, PNI’s founder and CTO, George Hsu, discusses the challenges facing dismounted special forces soldiers and how to operate in a GPS-denied or compromised environment.


September 29, 2020

Underwater Magnetic Sensing

PNI’s proprietary Magneto-Inductive sensor technology is proven across a wide range of applications for Air, Land, Sea & Space. Learn how the U.S. Navy is benefitting from our magnetics expertise in Magnetics Business & Technology magazine.


June 1, 2020

Battlefield Navigation with MEMS

PNI Sensor is in the development stage of a tracking device that combines the best elements of the newest generation MEMS devices with an electronic compass that uses the most advanced magnetic anomaly detection and rejection algorithms on the market. In addition, PNI Sensor has developed some of the most advanced pedometry functionality for use in its tracking device for very high dead reckoning tracking performance for mission critical applications.

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March 17, 2020

PNI Sensor Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for High-performance Magnetometers

PNI was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop and provide high-performance magnetometers for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for use in towed-arrays.  The magnetometers will provide extremely high sensitivity and unparalleled signal-to-noise performance (SNR) which are key parameters for accurate heading in northern seas with dip angles of 85 degrees. These high-performance magnetometers are based on PNI’s magneto-inductive sensor technology which provides high resolution, low power consumption, no hysteresis, large dynamic range, and high sampling rates, all key to accurate calculation of heading and orientation in real world applications.

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June 26, 2019

PNI Sensor’s New TRAX2 Module Provides Accurate Orientation in Demanding Conditions

Introducing the new TRAX2 orientation module.  TRAX2 is the only orientation module that provides two different modes, attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) or digital compass. This dual-mode capability supports a wide range of applications including drones, robotics and ocean buoys, among others.  TRAX2 incorporates PNI’s military-grade magnetic sensors with proven sensor fusion and digital compass algorithms to provide the most accurate heading and orientation, even in demanding conditions, dynamic motion and changes in the local magnetic field.

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March 14, 2019

PNI Sensor Gives Parking Operators Greater Visibility Over Parking Space Inventory

Introducing the newest addition to the PlacePod high-accuracy smart parking sensor family: the PlacePod Vehicle Counting (VC) sensor. PlacePod VC is a wireless, in-ground sensor that provides real-time vehicle counts for parking garages and surface lots in cities, corporate and university campuses, transportation hubs, and event facilities. PlacePod VC counts vehicles passing through driveways and designated entrances and exits, and the sensors offer greater accuracy than traditional loop counters and infrared sensors. Real-time vehicle count information can be shared with parking guidance systems and variable message signage to improve the accuracy of parking space occupancy information and guide drivers to available spaces.

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March 6, 2019

PlacePod Smart Parking Solution Now Available in India – City of Amritsar Uses PlacePod to Help Minimize Illegal Parking and Reduce Traffic Congestion

PlacePod is now available in India on the LoRaWAN™ 865-867 MHz frequency band. The city of Amritsar, India uses PlacePod sensors in curb-side parking spaces to minimize illegal parking, reduce traffic congestion, and maintain open lanes for emergency vehicles to pass. Increased revenue from parking enforcement and ticketing has resulted in a return-on-investment of almost ten times the system cost.


January 2019

City of Bodo, Norway Monitors Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with PlacePod

(Article in Norwegian) – The city of Bodo, Norway is using PlacePod smart parking sensors to ensure that cars parked in Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging stations are actually using the chargers. High-accuracy PlacePod sensors help the city manage enforcement for EV charging-equipped parking spaces and promote proper parking space usage.


August 7, 2018

Get Ready, Get Set, Park! Vehicle Detection Solution Rolled Out In India

SenRa, one of the fastest growing Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) providers in India has partnered with PNI Sensor to bring smart parking solutions to cities across India. “We were looking for a partner who can bring high quality LoRaWAN parking sensors that can handle extreme weather conditions. We found that with PNI,” said SenRa’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Hosseini. “PNI is one of the first companies in the LoRaWAN ecosystem to deploy smart parking solutions across the globe. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring their technology to India.”


May 14, 2018

PNI’s PlacePod Smart Parking Solution is Available on Comcast’s machineQ IoT Network

Comcast announced that its’ enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ™, has activated its LoRaWAN™ IoT network in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, and now provides coverage in major technology hubs including; Cupertino, Fremont, Hayward, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Now these cities can deploy PNI’s PlacePod Smart Parking solution on machineQ’s network and make it easier for drivers to find parking.


May 11, 2018

Sigfox U.S.A and PNI Sensor Partner to Bring Low Power Wide Area IoT Enabled Parking Solution to the U.S.


February 16, 2018

Join Us in Chicago for the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE)

This year’s PIE event (March 26-29, 2018) is focused on Smart Parking and Smart Cities. PNI will showcase our PlacePod smart parking sensor in booth #713. Stop in to see a live demo of our high-accuracy smart parking solution and learn how cities, universities and corporate campuses are using PlacePod to manage parking resources. Contact us to schedule a meeting at the show.


December 7, 2017

PlacePod Smart Parking Sensor Makes EDN Magazine’s Hot 100 List

Editors at EDN Magazine selected PNI’s PlacePod smart parking sensor for their annual Hot 100 product list for 2017. Product selection is based on innovation, usefulness, and popularity.


September 25, 2017

PNI Sensor Using Sensors as The Key to IoT & Big Data

“Reviewers have praised the PlacePod, for example, for its ultra-low power consumption, its ability to be ‘always-on’ (as opposed to other sensor systems that go into ‘sleep mode’ to preserve power) and stability over a wide range of temperature.”

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June 12, 2017

PNI Sensor Joins the LoRa Alliance to Accelerate Widespread Adoption of IoT-Enabled Smart Parking Solutions

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June 8, 2017

PNI Sensor Delivers New 3-Axis Magnetometer Breakout Board


May 18, 2017

Practical Parking: PNI Sensor and Senet Roll Out LPWAN Solution

“With up to 10 years of battery life, and able to operate even in the context of extreme temperature fluctuations, PNI’s PlacePod sensor is considered one of the most accurate solutions for real-time vehicle detection and location of open parking spaces.”

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May 16, 2017

PNI Sensor and Senet Announce Smart Parking Solution Integration with Senet’s Low-Power, Wide-Area Network

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March 6, 2017

PNI Sensor’s SpacePoint CR Chosen for Pico Tracking Kit

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January 3, 2017

PNI Sensor Delivers PlacePod™ Smart Parking Solution for Municipal and Private Parking Management



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