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Confidex introduces Confidex Viking BLE beacons

Press Releases | By Confidex | 04 October 2017
Confidex introduces the Viking™ BLE beacon for industrial asset tracking,  indoor and outdoor locating, and sensor telemetry. Confidex introduces the Viking™ BLE beacon for industrial asset tracking, indoor and outdoor locating, and sensor telemetry. Photo: Confidex

Confidex introduces beacons to increase the contextual value of industrial assets

Confidex is now introducing the upcoming modular, industrial grade Confidex Viking beacon family, as part of its industrial wireless technology offering, Confidex Links. Confidex Viking beacons, based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF52-series Bluetooth Low Energy chipsets, are designed for industrial asset tracking, indoor and outdoor locating, and 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 Confidex Viking beacon family is enabled by Wirepas.

Every day, Confidex links more than 100 million industrial assets with data all around the world. The range of use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) knows no sectoral boundaries. For example, the same insights that work in the automotive industry also apply to the forest industry. “We bring industrial-grade wireless Links to all manufacturing and industrial processes,” says Timo Inkinen, Executive Vice President at Confidex. “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.”

With the upcoming beacons, the portfolio of technologies that Confidex offers is expanding horizontally, and customers will be provided with industrial-grade real-time location and sensing data. Confidex’ in-house expertise on multiple wireless identification technologies creates also totally new opportunities for the customers.

“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.” - Timo Inkinen, Executive Vice President, Confidex

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.

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