IoT starter kit

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Wiliot has put together an Internet of Things (IoT) starter kit to help companies track items through the supply chain.

The kit includes Wiliot’s postage stamp-sized computers – IoT Pixels. The IoT Pixels can sense a range of physical and environment data, such as temperature, fill level, motion, location changes, humidity, and proximity.

The kit also includes small Bluetooth bridge devices that energize and read the IoT Pixel tags. The harvested data is relayed to the Wiliot Cloud using gateways, including smartphones, via the Wiliot mobile app – which is now compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Through the kit, brands across a range of industries can explore projects that enable a host of new use cases – from enhanced inventory management, to consumption monitoring, anti-counterfeiting, product traceability, and more.

The starter kit’s “Open Release” enables any brand, of any size and with nearly any budget, to begin working with Wiliot. Previously, the company’s controlled-release initiative was only open to a select group of the world’s largest companies.

“This is a milestone in democratizing the Internet of Things,” said Tony Small, Wiliot’s chief business officer.

“Previously available only to very large brands, the starter kit scales access to Wiliot’s vision of IoT. That vision – which is now a reality – is to transform the Internet of expensive Things to the Internet of everyday Things by adding intelligence and connectivity to everything from packaging to containers, clothing, and so much more – for just pennies.”

Wiliot is already working with many companies across retail, food and beverage, and healthcare. The launch of the Wiliot starter kit comes on the heels of a $200M venture capital round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2.