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WiSilica Launches Healthcare IoT and Smart Lighting Solutions to Support New Bluetooth Mesh Networking Standard

Bluetooth Mesh Solution Enables Increased Range and Greater Reliability with a Complete Cloud-to-Device Solution for Location Services, Sensing and Control

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., September 7, 2017 – WiSilica, Inc., a leading Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform company, today announced its support for the Bluetooth® Special Interest Group (SIG) mesh networking standard for emerging applications in building automation, sensor networks and asset tracking. WiSilica’s Bluetooth Mesh solutions include all the required components to deliver a complete secure lighting and sensor connectivity platform for healthcare IoT and smart lighting applications.

Bluetooth Mesh, is the new standard designed for smart homes, public and manufacturing facilities. An extension of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, WiSilica’s first products supporting the Bluetooth Mesh specification are available now. WiSilica’s Bluetooth Mesh solutions uniquely meets the reliability, scalability and security requirements in healthcare IoT and smart lighting markets that demand true industrial-grade solutions, proven global interoperability, and based on trusted Bluetooth technology.

The arrival of the Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh technology is a significant milestone in standardization and market adoption. It will help bring interoperability to Bluetooth devices and new use cases including lighting, indoor positioning and asset tracking for the Internet of Things. Bluetooth Mesh support in smart lighting offers a range of expanded features, including real-time location sensing. This is especially critical for the healthcare industry, where patient and asset tracking, workflow optimization and hand hygiene compliance can all be supported under a unified energy management solution.

WiSilica’s high-efficiency cloud-to-device IoT Platform powered by Bluetooth Mesh is designed to allow high-density deployments of IoT devices connected over BLE. In addition, WiSilica’s platform supports Bluetooth 5 for extended range and higher throughput, providing customers with a complete full stack solution on a standard-based mesh network. WiSilica Bluetooth Mesh provides IoT devices with secure, full-mesh connectivity between devices.

“As a Bluetooth SIG associate member, WiSilica is excited to support the organization’s push to increase the effective range and reliability of Bluetooth mesh,” said Suresh Singamsetty, founder and CEO of WiSilica. “Our years of proven experience and customer success can provide our customers the opportunity to rapidly develop differentiating product features and performance enhancements. Our standard-based approach in combining a full-stack solution for location sensing and control means that new untapped markets, such as healthcare and smart lighting, can now leverage ever-present mobile devices to easily control and monitor their systems.”

WiSilica’s New Bluetooth Mesh Healthcare IoT and Smart Lighting Solutions

WiSilica’s platform of IoT products are available as software and hardware components to enable end-products to be designed and manufactured with very short time-to-market. WiSilica’s IoT module provides full stack from mesh networking to model layer application firmware that supports external interfaces including digital GPIO, PWM and analog inputs, enabling products from smart home appliances to industrial control to be designed very quickly. Advantages include:

  • Native mobile device support
  • Compact form factors
  • Long life using coin cell batteries
  • Robust security
  • Integration of wearable devices
  • Over-the-air firmware updates via mesh

About WiSilica

WiSilica is a leading enterprise cloud-to-device IoT platform provider. Our open platform bridges objects, locations and people in real time to create smart environments. WiSilica’s Bluetooth Mesh solutions include real-time location sensing and all the required components to deliver a complete secure lighting and sensor connectivity platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) across healthcare and smart lighting applications.

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