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Wiliot has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the introduction of a Battery-Assisted IoT Pixel, developed in partnership with smart tag manufacturer Identiv, also an AIPIA member. The new Pixel joins the company’s Battery-Free version to address specific IoT applications that are best served by battery power.
This introduction marks a rapid innovation cycle for Wiliot, following the company’s March 2022 launch of its Version 2 Battery-Free IoT Pixel, it says. The Battery-Assisted IoT Pixel uses the same chip as the Battery-Free version, but it augments it with a tiny printed battery. The tags are smaller than a business card and broadcast the same standard Bluetooth beacon.
The new tag reduces the cost of bringing Bluetooth standards-based continuous connectivity and intelligence to things by 10X, whereas the battery-free product cuts the cost of Bluetooth standard integration by 100, claims Wiliot.