New 4-20mA Output Hall Effect Precision Sensors Now Available from the Spectrum Sensors Product Line of API Technologies

Spectrum Sensors(TM) Hall Effect Precision Sensor by API TechnologiesORLANDO, FL — November 17, 2011 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, announced today a new output option for its Spectrum Sensors line of H009 Hall Effect Position Sensors. The new 4-20mA output option joins the existing H009 series with Analog, PWR, and Serial output options. Hall Effect Position Sensors convert relative changes in a magnetic field into an electrical signal to provide position change information.

“The addition of this new 4-20mA version to our popular Hall Effect Sensor family gives our customers an additional option when the accurate measurement of position change in an angular direction is critical to the application,” said Larry Howanitz, Vice President, Spectrum Sensors Business Group of API Technologies. “These sensors are competitively priced, extremely accurate, and have a long life position sensing in a wide range of applications.” Hall Effect Position Sensors are used in a variety of applications in the medical, wind measurement, green energy, robotics, and military and aerospace markets.

The API Spectrum Sensors H009 Hall Effect Series are .875 inch in diameter with a .750 maximum length. They have a 12-bit resolution with a rotational life of over 100 million revolutions and feature an absolute linearity of +/- 0.1% at room ambient and +/- 0.3% at -40° to +125°C. They are available with several options including: lead wires, lead lengths and terminations; HR370 High TG printed circuit boards; and JST and Molex terminals. Special shaft, flange mounting, and gear mounting frame configurations are also available.

For more information about API’s Spectrum Sensors line of Hall Effect Sensors, or any of the API Spectrum Sensor product line, please visit, or contact API’s Grass Valley, CA location at +1 (530) 273-4608.

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For more than 20 years, Spectrum Sensors has been a leading manufacturer of precision positioning sensing, temperature sensing and inertial measurement products. Spectrum Sensors is a preferred supplier to many of the world's leading OEMs, a reputation earned through years of developing innovative and effective sensing products.

About API Technologies Corp.

API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at

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