Airtest, a producer of sensor-based environmental solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding with a US-based research and development firm that will allow it to market and manufacture certain gas sensor technologies.
The breakthrough innovation developed by the unnamed company relates to the ability to achieve enhanced performance of infrared gas sensor technology in terms of stability, costs and low-level sensitivity.
It is believed that the innovation could open the door to the the penetration of new markets related to appliance control, building control and environmental monitoring, as well as residential, commercial and industrial applications.
"AirTest's goal in acquiring this technology is to quickly implement the commercialisation of this breakthrough technology to all applicable commercial, industrial and residential market applications," commented Mike Schell, AirTest's vice-president of business development.
Earlier in the year the firm received a $90,000 (£53,900) order for carbon dioxide sensor products from WattMaster Controls.