New High g Digital Accelerometers from API Technologies Measure up to 500 g

ORLANDO, FL — May 22, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a leading provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today its new high g digital accelerometer from its Sensors line of inertial measurement products. Measuring up to 500 g, this accelerometer is ideal for shock detection and sports equipment safety testing.

“These digital accelerometers measure higher g ranges than ever before and are ready to use within minutes of unpacking the box,” said Larry Howanitz, Vice President, EIS & Sensors divisions of API Technologies. Available in ±500 g and ±250 g versions, the unit comes in single axis (#15208A), dual axes (#25208A), and triaxial (#35208A) models.

The accelerometers are user configurable and contain the accelerometer(s), temperature sensor, signal processor, three analog outputs, and an RS485 interface that connects directly to the user’s PC. The accelerometers come fully calibrated with calibration data stored inside the sensor. Ruggedized construction makes them ideal for harsh environments. Additional features include: high accuracy and linearity over a wide temperature range; power and connector kits for easy set-up; and application assistance and data analysis tools.

For more information about the Spectrum Sensors line of products from API Technologies, including technical data on these new high g digital accelerometers, please visit, or contact API’s Inertial Products group at +1 (800) 291-3730.

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. The Inertial Products Group develops and manufactures products for use in industrial, military, aerospace, and other demanding applications.

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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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