On Sept. 9-10, we’re bringing the smart home world together for the first time ever at Works With. This two-day virtual conference will serve as the defining annual smart home developer event, and we’re excited to host developers from beginners to advanced, industry influencers, wireless alliances, ecosystem partners, and more.
While we’re launching Works With virtually, we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure you don’t miss typical conference extra-curricular activities like networking and winning cool stuff. With that in mind, we’ve gamified the conference, and 16 winners will receive our new Thunderboard BG22 Kits!
The Thunderboard BG22 is a small form-factor, optimized development platform for adding Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity to battery-powered IoT products. Our EFR32BG22 secure SoC is at the heart of this dev kit and is able to operate for more than 5 years, and potentially up to 10, on a CR2032. The Thunderboard BG22 has humidity, temperature, UV, ambient light, and hall effect sensors, and the ready-to-go iOS and Android apps let you remotely manage and monitor the kits by toggling LEDs, detecting push-button presses, and viewing sensor data.
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Works With, Silicon Labs’ smart home developer event, is just around the corner. We’ve carefully engineered the agenda to bring you the latest techniques, trends, and teachings from our ecosystem of smart home players, including Amazon, Google, Z-Wave, and more.
Our keynote programming will bring together Silicon Labs leadership and experts to discuss the future of our industry, including the challenges and opportunities we face as an industry. We are incredibly excited about the keynote programming, which will feature some of the most influential perspectives on the future of the smart home.
On the Day 1 Keynote, Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, and Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager for IoT, Silicon Labs, will be joined by other executives from Amazon, Comcast, and Google for a discussion. This keynote will highlight the growing prevalence of IoT devices within smart homes and how ecosystem partners are coming together. Featured ecosystem partners participating in the Day 1 Keynote include:
What time is the Works With 2020 Keynote?
Silicon Labs confirmed the date and time of its opening keynote at Works With 2020. The company will officially kick things off on September 9 at 9:00 AM CDT, all-online.
Here are the different time zones around the globe:
|New York:||10:00 AM (September 9)|
|San Francisco:||7:00 AM (September 9)|
|Berlin:||4:00 PM (September 9)|
|Paris:||4:00 PM (September 9)|
|London:||3:00 PM (September 9)|
|New Delhi:||7:00 PM (September 9)|
|Mumbai:||7:00 PM (September 9)|
|Shenzhen:||10:00 PM (September 9)|
|Beijing:||10:00 PM (September 9)|
|Tokyo:||11:00 PM (September 9)|
Also, on Day 1, veteran Tech Journalist and IoT thought-leader Stacey Higginbotham will moderate a panel discussion on wireless protocols. Topics will include the highly anticipated Project Connected over IP (CHIP), and the industry’s overall efforts to give developers the hardware and software interoperability they need to meet consumer’s expectations for the smart devices around their homes.
On Day 2, Matt Johnson will be joined by Jamie Siminoff, the CEO, Founder, and Chief Inventor at Ring. Over the last half-decade, Jamie has redefined smart home security with the first Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell, and he’ll be joining us on the Works With stage. Our keynote speakers will play a significant role in providing the insights developers and leaders need to stay ahead. Jamie’s story is one of tenacity and patience, and his vision for Ring’s future will no doubt resonate with the smart home community.
Join us as these highly sought-after experts provide the insights you need to stay ahead in your smart home development. If you haven’t signed up for Works With, it’s not too late, and you can do that here.
|Wednesday, September 9, 9 –10 AM CDT|
|Welcome Keynote and Panel Session|
|Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Labs
Matt Johnson, IoT SVP & GM, Silicon Labs
Grant Erickson, Principal Software Engineer, Google
Jim Kitchen, VP of Product of Connected Home Devices, Comcast
|Wednesday, September 9, 1 –2 PM CDT|
|Learning Lunch: Project CHIP Panel Session|
|Stacey Higginbotham, StaceyOnIoT.com|
|Thursday, September 9 –10 AM CDT|
|Day 2 Welcome Keynote|
|Matt Johnson, IoT SVP & GM, Silicon Labs
Jamie Siminoff, CEO, Founder & Chief Inventor of Ring
*As of 5/11/2021 Project Connected Home over IP is now Matter. Learn more about Matter.
Aside from personal electronic devices (PEDs), smart doorbells are a logical entry point for consumers into the world of IoT devices. In particular, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many of us to shift our shopping online, knowing who might be lingering on your front porch is suddenly a pretty important feature. What started as an idea to reduce crime in neighborhoods soon became the vision of making people’s lives better by bringing security to their doorstep. As highlighted in his 2019 TEDx event, Jamie Siminoff – CEO, Founder, and Chief Inventor of Ring – shared best practices around building technology around communities. His keynote at Works With 2020 will inspire developers to create and build products that revolutionize smart homes around the world.
Ring has become a dominant name in Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells, and Jamie has one of the most engaging entrepreneur stories in technology. Developed in Jamie’s garage in 2011 and acquired by Amazon in 2018, Ring has become one of the most sought-after products in the Amazon ecosystem. Jamie continues to lead Ring as it innovates and leads the way in home security. His story is one of tenacity and patience, and his vision for Ring’s future with Amazon is as ambitious as it is promising.
Prior to Ring, Jamie founded several successful ventures, including PhoneTag, the world’s first voicemail-to-text company, and Unsubscribe.com, a service that helped email users remove commercial email from their inboxes. He successfully sold both companies in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
In 2013, Jamie pitched Ring – then known as DoorBot, on Shark Tank, where the investors liked the idea, but not enough for any of them to invest in the start-up. At the time, Mark Cuban said of Ring, “I think it’s a great business. I think you’ll be successful. It will be worth $20 million. I just can’t invest in something that’s not going to be $70 million someday.” During that presentation, Jamie was offering a 10 percent stake in the company for $700,000. Four years after his appearance, the Sharks were asked on an ABC News special about some of the ideas they regret letting slip away, and Ring was at the top of their list. Less than a year later, Amazon acquired Ring – its second-largest purchase behind Whole Foods.
Jamie will be joining the Works With keynote stage where he’ll accompany Silicon Labs IoT SVP and GM Matt Johnson to kick off the second day of the event. You can catch the Day 2 Keynote on Thursday, September 10, at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Click here to register.
As organizations seek strategies to keep people safe while balancing the need to operate their businesses, wireless temperature sensors are seen as a way to make processes as contactless as possible. As the world moves into month five of the COVID-19 pandemic and the practicalities of emerging from various stages of safe isolation are being addressed. From essential businesses that have remained operational to schools and universities facing the prospect of returning to classes in the Fall, mitigating the risks that come with large gatherings is at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. Administrators and managers can take appropriate measures, starting with an economical, easy-to-use, and ultra-fast method for detecting potential health risks, to balance the anxiety that comes with possible exposure with the pressures of keeping businesses, schools, cities, and economies up and running.
One way this challenge is being met is through technology. Silicon Labs is excited to be part of a coordinated effort to develop a low-cost, contactless wrist temperature sensor that can be used to determine whether or not an individual is within the acceptable temperature range. Screening individuals for fever is a strategy that’s been deployed by organizations when isolation or social distancing simply isn’t an option. And while there’s so much we don’t know about COVID-19, temperature checks may be an effective way to identify a symptom even before the individual experiences any symptoms.
The TTI Family of Companies (FOC), which includes Connected Development, Symmetry, and Mouser, together with TE Connectivity, have joined forces to develop an open-source, contactless wrist temperature sensor. Cost-effective and easy to use, the temperature sensor is based on the Silicon Labs EFM32 Tiny Gecko TG11 Starter Kit, which is used to collect temperature sensor information from the thermopile and to notify the end-user of results.
The contact sensor is already being used by TTI employees at its warehouse locations where employees entering the facility simply hold their wrist near the sensor. They receive an instant reading of their temperature, which is accompanied by beep noise and a red or green light indicating if they are at or above the acceptable temperature range. Connected Development (CD) designed and prototyped the sensor; they specialize in hardware and software design services. CD tapped into TTI FOC’s extensive network of component distributors and services, with contributions from TTI, Symmetry Electronics, and Mouser Electronics, to develop this open-source design.
In addition to the Silicon Labs Tiny Gecko Starter Kit, the sensor design features a TE TSD305 Digital Thermopile Sensor for temperature measurements, a TDK Piezoelectric Buzzer for audio feedback, and Cree PLCC6 3 in 1 SMD LEDs provide the visual cues. Aside from body temperature, the thermopile sensor can also detect when a person is within range to take a measurement. The Tiny Gecko constantly regulates the thermopile for temperature fluctuations, and if the temperature rises above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it is assumed that a human body is close by, prompting a measurement cycle to begin. The microcontroller then awaits a consistent measurement, which is achieved by capturing three readings in a row that are within one degree of each other. Once a stable measurement is captured, the temperature is displayed on the starter kit’s LCD. The TDK Piezoelectric Buzzer then sounds, which is accompanied by a green light from the Cree LEDs if the temperature is below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or a long beep with a red LED light if the temperature is higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’re considering developing a contact sensor to help bring clarity to the health of your workforce, there are a couple of different ways we can help you realize that goal. The first is during the first-ever Silicon Labs Works With Smart Home Developer Event. David Hoover, VP of Advanced Development at Connected Development, will be presenting a tutorial showing how to interface a TE thermopile sensor with the EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit, which includes all you need to create a Bluetooth connected device. David will also demonstrate how to use Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio to send the resulting temperature to an IOS device using Bluetooth services and characteristics. The first Works With virtual event, taking place on September 9-10, will bring together our ecosystem of partners from Amazon, Google, Samsung, Z-Wave, and more for keynotes, panels, and hands-on workshops.
If you can’t attend the workshop, our friends at Mouser Electronics have developed a detailed, step-by-step technical article on how to develop the contact sensor, calibrate it, and start using it. You can also explore open-source contactless sensor documentation on GitHub.
|Build Your Own Contactless Temperature Sensor Reference Guide|
I know I’m not alone when I say I look forward to the day when all homeowners can choose smart home products independent of the technology and logo on the box. The vision of all products working seamlessly together regardless of vendor is just that today – a vision, but significant progress is being made. For example, my mother (who is by no means a “techie”) can now buy any number of smart home products that she can install herself – something she couldn’t have done five years ago.
I have many smart home products in my home, including Zigbee-enabled lighting products, Z-Wave-enabled sensors such as a dishwasher leakage sensor and smoke sensors, and even a door sensor on my freezer to prevent food loss should I forget to close it securely. My daily quality of life has improved because of these kinds of IoT technologies, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic when so much of our lives are spent at home. As a result, many more people are now discovering the quality of life benefits smart home IoT devices deliver.
The smart home market has come a long way, but smart home IoT innovators like Silicon Labs are taking the space so much further. In fact, we recently shared several new and important developments in the smart home space in a webinar, which I encourage you to watch here.
One of the most important ways we are simplifying smart home IoT experiences is through the adoption of interoperable ecosystems across IoT manufacturers. Silicon Labs is in a unique position because our smart home wireless solutions work with any smart home ecosystem, enabling our manufacturing customers to simplify IoT product design and get their products into the market more quickly.
Why Join an Ecosystem?
If you look at the smart home market, many existing products are already part of an ecosystem. This trend will continue in the future because standards-based ecosystems enable smart home device manufacturers to scale their resources and sell to the global mass market. By joining an ecosystem, companies can focus on their own areas of expertise and leverage other partner resources for capabilities outside of their domain. For example, if a smart door lock company bases their product on Z-Wave, which is integrated into the Alarm.com ecosystem, the door lock product now becomes available to millions of potential users through the Alarm.com security and home automation service provider.
To join a smart home ecosystem, both wireless and ecosystem integration and certification are required. The Silicon Labs IoT platform works across every wireless protocol found in today’s smart home. We have a central history in the smart home market, and our technology building blocks are pre-certified and already deployed in millions of products in smart home ecosystems. Leveraging the wireless platform from Silicon Labs not only guarantees compatibility for today, but also helps future-proof devices thanks to our security, multiprotocol and OTA capabilities. Silicon Labs’ multiprotocol solutions give device makers the ability to interoperate with other products and even switch wireless protocols based on the future direction of product deployment and ecosystem development.
The Right Protocol for the Right Use Case
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocols are widespread today. People are very comfortable and familiar with these wireless standards because of their ubiquitous and simple user experience. While deploying other types of devices that use wireless mesh technology, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth Mesh and OpenThread, is new for some people, the benefits of those protocols soon become obvious when scaling the use case with more than just a couple of smart home devices. Several of these protocols have longer range, larger coverage and a significantly lower power consumption. These features enable homeowners to place smart products throughout their homes and yards without needing to change out batteries often, saving consumers time and money, and saving support calls for the smart product provider.
“End of yard” is the popular term used to describe wireless technologies that go beyond the walls of your home and extend into front and back yards, garages and areas at the edge or even beyond a homeowner’s property line. Each of these protocols offers benefits specific to the wireless demands of the application. For instance, many of Silicon Labs’ smart lighting customers use light bulbs with the Zigbee wireless mesh protocol to ensure fast and synchronized response of multiple bulbs at once while being interoperable with other Zigbee-based products. Smart home and security service providers often build products using the Z-Wave wireless mesh protocol because it offers both long range and long battery life, which is particularly needed for sensors. OpenThread is gaining interest among manufacturers who want IP at the edge/end node while being in a mesh network. Z-Wave and Zigbee mesh protocols can provide this IP capability through the use of a gateway or hub.
Industry Coming Together
One of the most exciting things currently happening in the smart home market is that major technology players, including Apple, Amazon and Google, recently committed to collaborating on a new initiative bringing smart home ecosystems together. This new Project Connected Home over IP (PCHIP) initiative aims to simplify smart home product development for manufacturers and expand compatibility for consumers.
The PCHIP initiative is an excellent example of using collaborative progress to address interoperability at the application layer. At Silicon Labs, we see PCHIP as an essential step towards the future of interoperability across smart home ecosystems. While it’s important to note that PCHIP is still undergoing development, leveraging Silicon Labs’ IoT platform today enables product manufacturers to participate in PCHIP in the future.
Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance also recently announced opening the Z-Wave specification as a multi-source wireless standard, available to silicon and stack vendors for development. This new structure will transform the Z-Wave Alliance into a Standards Development Organization (SDO) with multiple silicon and stack vendors, thus accelerating the Z-Wave ecosystem's growing market and contributing to the advancement of sub-GHz Z-Wave devices.
Future-proofing with Silicon Labs
Silicon Labs’ comprehensive multiprotocol ecosystem gives IoT device developers all the tools they need to design, build and deliver their products to market quickly with cutting-edge functionality and built-in future-proofing. Silicon Labs’ perspective on wireless technology is genuinely agnostic, embracing flexibility and choice as each wireless technology has its advantages and ecosystem fit.
Our wireless solutions are built to ensure smart home devices are reliable, easy to install and come equipped with network maintenance and security features. Ensuring the security of smart home devices will continue to be a priority. Silicon Labs recently introduced SecureVault, a new cutting-edge embedded security suite that will play a dominant role in redefining security and establishing an IoT security benchmark in the coming years.
This September, Silicon Labs will bring all of these dynamics together for smart home developers at our Works With conference, providing training to work with any smart home ecosystem. This virtual event takes place September 9- 10 and will provide developers with a variety of virtual training, workshops, demos and keynotes where they can get hands-on experience with wireless technologies for the major smart home ecosystems. Register today to reserve your spot at Works With and learn how to push your smart home ecosystem products to the next level.
*As of 5/11/2021 Project Connected Home over IP is now Matter. Learn more about Matter.
IoT protocols such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread, and Bluetooth are all networking technologies that make it possible for IoT products to communicate and work with other platforms, devices, and applications. We rely on these wireless protocols to specify the rules that establish and manage networks and transmit data.
In keeping pace with rapid advances in smart home development, Works With, the smart home developer conference, will feature training and how-to tutorial sessions designed to accelerate IoT development across platforms. With built-in essentials for IoT wireless already implemented into the stack, developers can focus on application development and not spend time worrying about lower-level network details.
To get started with smart home development, check out the featured sessions covering IoT protocols training sessions. But first, we will define what an IoT wireless protocol is.
What is an IoT Wireless Protocol?
IoT wireless protocols specify the rules and formats to manage and transmit data across networks so that devices, gateways, and applications ‘speak’ to each other.
This course will teach engineers how to get started designing products that are capable of connecting with the Samsung SmartThings Ecosystem. This introduction will provide attendees with an overview of how devices can connect to SmartThings using different protocols (Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave), as well as explore some upcoming SmartThings developments on Wednesday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT.
The Z-Wave Technical Track features development and certification components that build upon each other. Attendees will gain a deeper level of understanding of the Simplicity Studio Development Environment and Device Testing for Z-Wave Developers. The session begins with an overview of using Simplicity Studio to develop Z-Wave End Devices (sensors, switches, thermostats, etc.) with a focus on specific features of Simplicity Studio and Z-Wave. Eric Ryherd, a.k.a. “Dr. Z-Wave” will then share some testing and debugging tips learned over his many years of developing Z-Wave products. Eric will describe some hard-to-find “gotchas” and relate several anecdotes from the field that have cost significant time and money.
Certification is a cornerstone of Z-Wave and will continue as Z-Wave becomes an Open Standard. The sessions in this curriculum will cover how certification works, how it is likely to change in the new Standards Development Organization, and how you can use the tools provided to self-test your products. Silicon Labs’ Bettina Roll will lead the certification session on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
The development tracks at Works With by Silicon Labs will require attendees to have a good base understanding of the software development environment. Silicon Labs’ Claudio Filho will walk through how to get started using Simplicity Studio. The attendee will learn the location and usage of the different libraries used for the different ecosystems. They will learn how to program a kit with an example project. The attendee will be better prepared for the development sessions after completing this course. This session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT.
This course will introduce engineers on how to get started designing products with Bluetooth solutions that can connect with the HomeKit Ecosystem. This session features two parts. The first part is an introduction to provide attendees with a holistic overview of how Bluetooth is used to provide that connectivity. The second part of the course will cover the process that customers must follow to become a recognized and certified device in HomeKit. This session will be held on Wednesday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT.
We look forward to seeing you online and from anywhere in the world at Works With 2020 by Silicon Labs.
Top Three Resources on Wireless Protocols
Being part of the smart home developer community means collaborating, learning how to work with different smart home ecosystems, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in our everyday environments. Almost overnight, we’ve seen our cities and workplaces disrupted (and begin to transform) to the point where many homes need multi-device capability and dynamic connectivity to ease collaboration, connection, and communication. The increasing need for the connected home puts developers in a position to accelerate innovation and the adoption of devices and gateways. While smart home development has been underway for some time, today’s disruptions amplify the need to strengthen relationships within the ecosystem and enhance, reimagine or rethink your go-to-market strategies.
No matter which ecosystem your solutions are designed for, the Silicon Labs Works With event is your gateway to the most advanced technical smart home training. This Smart Home Developer Virtual Event provides 15 hours of free, deep technical training and interactive sessions especially designed for developers by developers. In addition, there two dynamic keynotes and a great panel discussion featuring Project CHIP that is certain to be informative. Today we want to share a glimpse into a few of our 40 sessions we’re excited to attend.
First, Google Introduction and Certification, will be on Wednesday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. CDT, led by engineer Mark Hallam as he introduces attendees to IoT product development for the Google Home Ecosystem. This technical track will give you an overview of the Google Home Ecosystem and how it will use the CHIP standard to connect devices. The course will also cover the process developers must follow in order to become a recognized and certified device operating in the Google Home Ecosystem. Mark will also present the technical track on Thread/CHIP Development, where he will demonstrate the development of a CHIP-based product for the Google Home Ecosystem. This talk is slated for Day 1 on Wednesday, September 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. CDT.
We’re also excited about the Amazon Introduction and Certification track on Wednesday, September 9, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. CDT. This session will show engineers how to get started designing Alexa Connected Devices. Specifically, Silicon Labs’ Jake Wood and Jason Whitney, the founder and CEO of Darwin Tech, will present a holistic overview of how Zigbee and Bluetooth are used to provide connectivity and dive deep into the process required to become a recognized and certified Amazon Alexa Connected Device.
Next is How to Build an Energy Harvesting Switch which will be held on Wednesday, September 9 from 2:00 p.m. CDT and repeat on Thursday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Co-led by Sunthoshi Kothapalli, Silicon Labs, and Amdom Giday, Arrow Electronics, Inc. this session will explore the need for green energy and low powered wireless control and sensing. After attending, you’ll be able to implement a robust, secure and reliable solution more easily. This session will utilize an example of a Zigbee® Green Power for energy harvesting light switch reference design and implementation.
New security standards are leading to the development of security requirements tailored to each vertical device type and then measured reliably and repeatably. The Security Regulations session will be held on Wednesday, September 9 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CDT and repeats on Thursday, September 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Led by Mike Dow, Silicon Labs, and Brad Ree, CTO, ioXt Alliance will explore the security landscape, showcase Silicon Labs’ new Secure Vault technology, reveal how the ioXt Alliance is addressing the need for uniform evaluation and certification of the security level of your products to prove adherence to evolving regulations. In 2020, Silicon Labs joined the ioXt Alliance Board to support critical work towards creating the internet of secure things.
Finally, How to Build a Light Switch will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 12:00 p.m. CDT and repeat on Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. This session will teach you about the evolution of the light switch. Silicon Labs Senior Field Application Engineer David Seymour and Jasco Products Test Engineering Manager Mark Simpkins will provide a reference for designing and building a connected smart switch. They’ll also explore options for leveraging existing solutions and offer guidance on choosing the best approach depending on your specific system requirements.
These are just a few of the programming highlights from Works With 2020, the premiere digital smart home experience filled with innovative technology, engineer-led sessions, and online networking with industry game-changers.
Smart Home Development is Here. Register now for Works With.
*As of 5/11/2021 Project Connected Home over IP is now Matter. Learn more about Matter.
For more than a decade Silicon Labs has been a trusted partner for developers of smart home devices and gateways, offering wireless experiences backed by more than one billion IoT chips shipped and deployed. That’s a lot of silicon! With that in mind, we thought it was time to leverage our key connector status in the world of smart home IoT to bring the industry together for a two-day virtual conference: “Works With.”
The conference will take place September 9 – 10, and our goal is for Works With to serve as the defining annual smart home developer conference. Attendees will experience keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions led by Amazon, Apple HomeKit, Google, Comcast, Samsung SmartThings, Silicon Labs and many other smart home innovators. After attending, you’ll be equipped to more effectively work with smart home ecosystem partners as you design, build and go-to-market with secure, scalable connected devices. You’ll also learn the latest information about IoT wireless protocols like Bluetooth, OpenThread, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and others.
Attendees will have more than 40 industry breakout sessions to choose from once logged into the event. Designers and developers can dive deep into areas like security, energy harvesting, battery life, cloud computing, and environmental sensing. Smart home engineers will teach workshops and hands-on sessions using the latest technologies to build real-world devices like smart locks, sensors, lightbulbs and switches. Amazon, Google, HomeKit, Samsung and Z-Wave and others will lead specialized technology tracks and host one-on-one developer meetings.
Amid a global pandemic, a start-up company in Belgium – Maggy – is set on a mission to develop a useful, affordable, and identity-blind social-distancing device in a short period. In this critical mission, Maggy has chosen Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth System in Package (SiP) module to develop and deliver this compact and wearable device, which warns users when the safety distance between people has been breached and therefore pose a risk of COVID-19 infection transfer.
Maggy generally targets organizations and workplace settings in industrial, logistical, and pharmaceutical industries, seeking to help protect both employees and visitors against COVID-19. This wearable device can be worn as a lanyard or be placed in the user’s pocket, which can easily be sensed through beeping and vibrating if the distance between people becomes too small to allow for social distancing. To learn more about how this device works, watch this short video:
It is important to note that Silicon Labs’ BGM13S Bluetooth® SiP Module plays an essential role in the high-performance accuracy of Maggy devices. The world’s smallest Bluetooth SiP module enables IoT device developers like Maggy to add Bluetooth to their designs effectively while meeting all regulatory certifications.
“IoT wireless technology can play a critical role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Saunders, Vice President of IoT Marketing and Applications at Silicon Labs. Indeed, the Maggy device is one great example of highly innovative yet cost-effective IoT solutions that is both timely and efficient in enforcing social distancing measures necessary to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks.