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Innovations 2013. KCF Technologies, Inc. Quick Facts Founded in 2000 > 60% Y/Y avg. growth Phase 2, nearly every SBIR Commercial outcome for every Phase.

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1 Innovations 2013

2 KCF Technologies, Inc. Quick Facts Founded in 2000 > 60% Y/Y avg. growth Phase 2, nearly every SBIR Commercial outcome for every Phase 2 project 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright 2012 Mission KCF Technologies develops embedded intelligence solutions and accelerates the transition to commercial products through strategic partnerships. Market Differentiator Rapid technology development Facility & Capabilities 10,000 sq.ft 30 staff (mostly engineers) 2

3 Our Focus: Improve competitiveness with “embedded intelligence” 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright $ Cost of Information Impact of Failure Today’s Realities: ↓ Margins ↓ Headcount ↓ Inventories ↑ Competition ↑ Energy Cost 1983Today Use information technology to your assets perform better … make them smart and give them a voice

4 Give the Machines a Voice KCF Technologies SmartDiagnostics ® : Wireless Condition Monitoring on Rotating Machinery 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright Only if you can get useful information Reliability of Industrial Equipment Enable predictive maintenance Reduce preventive maintenance Minimize human error Create automatic alarms ( , text) Give the Machines a Voice

5 1) Condition Monitoring in Unconventional Gas Operations Value: Increase reliability, reduce downtime with wireless condition monitoring Readiness: Commercially available ATEX Class 1 Div 2 pending 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright Source: Weir Minerals - SPM

6 Monitoring Example: Gladiator Water Pump Monitor vibration and temperature Track pump health on site and through the cloud 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright

7 2) Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring for Early Warning of Community Impacts Value: Deploy low-cost wireless gas sensors to detect changes in air quality in communities Readiness: Concept, leveraging SmartDiagnostics ® low-cost wireless and Cloud infrastructure Seeking EPA/DEP/DOE R&D funding Partners: LMA, Drexel, KWJ Sensors 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright Source: PA DEP “Laporte Model Air Sampling Protocol” July 19, 2012

8 Existing Capability & Installations 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. -- © Copyright free breeze energy systems uk Production Machines Prevent downtime Integrate with Plant Mgmt System > 2000 machines / plant 68 Plants in SE HVAC Systems Prevent downtime Increase efficiency Operate in the Cloud Started Today 5 Buildings 5yr Plan for machines Common to universities nation-wide Wind Turbine Systems (Blade  Generator) Prevent downtime Reduce maintenance $ Central monitoring of UK wide fleet via Cloud > 2000 Wind turbines in UK Already identifying real problems Industrial Refrigeration Optimize maintenance Increase efficiency Simple to use walk- around system - replace consultant ROI ~8months Better data since more single monthly samples

9 Energy Harvesting & Wireless Sensors 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright 2012 Energy Harvesters Energy Harvesters Wireless Vibration Sensor Wireless Vibration Sensor Wireless Receiver Wireless Receiver Vibration Monitoring Software Vibration Thermal Solar 9

10 Technology Development - Capabilities Focused - Technical Diversity - Leverage Gov’t Funding Strategic Partnerships - Business case - Technical case - Integration & testing - Limited number of complementary partners Market Entry - Direct Product Introduction - Partner Product Joint Development - OEM / Royalty share Technology Transition Strategy 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright 2012 Example: KCF SmartTether for VideoRay ROVs 10

11 Making Harvester Powered Wireless Sensors Work 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright 2012 Industrial Wireless Sensors (DOE) 2004 Extremely low power, high bandwidth radio protocol Energy Harvesting Power Management Circuit High Temp Thermal Harvesting Wireless Sensors (DOE) Load Energy Harvesting Embedded Wireless Sensors (NAVY) Magnetic Field Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors (NAVY) Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors for Helicopter HUMS (NAVY) Harvester Power Prosthetic Limbs (ARMY) 11 Vibration Monitoring System

12 KCF Technologies Low-power Wireless Full-spectrum vibration machine diagnostics Robust Wireless Communications Easy Installation & Setup Automatic Alerting 10X Battery Life 11/5/2012 KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright

13 11/5/ Thank You! David Shannon VP of Business Development 336 South Fraser Street State College, PA Phone: Mobile: Jeremy Frank President 336 South Fraser Street State College, PA Phone: Mobile: KCF Technologies, Inc. Proprietary & Confidential -- Copyright 2012


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