“We see that the contextual value of assets grows when more and more things are connected to the Internet. With objects communicating with one another, new ways of operation are being created for the industrial processes. When the right object is in the right place at the right time in its expected condition, objects become more valuable than their use value suggests,” said Timo Inkinen, EVP at Confidex.
Every day, Confidex links more than 100 million industrial assets with data all around world. The company has more than 12 years of experience in IoT, with customers like Volvo Cars, CHEP and Hilti.
Confidex is now introducing the upcoming modular, industrial grade Confidex Viking beacon family as part of its industrial wireless technology offering, Links. Confidex Viking beacons, based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF52-series Bluetooth Low Energy chipset, are designed for industrial asset tracking, indoor and outdoor locating as well as sensor telemetry. The beacons can be used to monitor conditions, such as temperature, and send location data over distances of hundreds of yards in real time. The large-scale and wide area Mesh Connectivity for the new beacon family is enabled by Wirepas.
Confidex centers its expertise on Links: wireless identification tags, labels and beacons that reliably connect physical world’s assets to data. Links ensure data reliability in the world of IoT, bringing genuine added value to business operations.
“The introduction of beacons to our Links offering also means that our customers will be able to get all of our wireless identification technologies in one product. With such multi-connectivity beacons, with NFC and RFID integrated, customers can reliable and easily cover the identification needs of their value chains, end-to-end,” added Inkinen.
The modular Confidex Viking beacon products will become available as a developer kit on November 1, 2017, and in volumes during the first quarter of 2018.