Companies team up to deliver best-in-class Bluetooth location solution

10-01-2020 | Silicon Laboratories Inc | New Technologies

Silicon Labs and Quuppa have collaborated to produce a highly accurate indoor asset tracking solution based on the Bluetooth LE direction finding feature with advanced AoA technology. The solution consolidates the Quuppa Intelligent Location System with Bluetooth LE asset tags using Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth SoC devices, including the new EFR32BG22 SoC.

The companies' Bluetooth direction-finding solution is targeted at an extensive range of indoor positioning, navigation, and asset and people tracking applications for industrial IoT, security, personal medical devices, logistics, smart buildings and retail use cases. The solution can be employed to optimise processes and workflows for enhanced efficiency and productivity in commercial and industrial environments.

“The combination of Quuppa’s turnkey infrastructure and Silicon Labs’ silicon, software and tools for asset tag design provides IoT developers with a comprehensive solution that reduces the cost and complexity of developing location positioning applications,” Fabio Belloni, chief customer officer at Quuppa. “We’re delighted to partner with Silicon Labs because they match our deep commitment and know-how to advance the state of the art in location services technology.”

“Quuppa, the pioneer and market leader in accurate Bluetooth indoor positioning technology, is an ideal infrastructure partner to help drive widespread deployment of indoor asset tracking solutions,” said Ross Sabolcik, vice president and general manager of IoT commercial and industrial products at Silicon Labs. “As the first wireless SoC supplier to support Bluetooth direction finding, we offer optimized Bluetooth silicon, software and development tools to help our customers design low-cost, low-power asset tags compatible with Quuppa’s large and growing location positioning ecosystem.”

By Natasha Shek