Wiliot, a leader in IoT, seems paving the path to disrupt the mobile market with groundbreaking innovations, likened to the smartphone’s impact. Projections suggest 100 million units by 2023, potentially reaching billions by 2026. At MWC Las Vegas 2023, the company unveiled upgraded Wiliot Cloud and IoT Pixels solutions, featuring real-time humidity monitoring across the supply chain.
How does it work? Wiliot’s engineers have added a tiny membrane to their IoT Pixels that can detect humidity in the air. When these IoT Pixels are exposed to different humidity levels, they wirelessly transmit this data to the Wiliot Cloud. There, it is combined with temperature and location information to provide valuable insights for supply chain operations.
So, what can this technology do in practical terms? It can help keep produce fresher for longer by reducing wastage due to rot and spoilage. It ensures that medicines, which require specific temperature and humidity levels, stay safe and effective. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in maintaining the precise conditions needed for vaccines to deliver their intended health benefits.
Wiliot’s Chief Technology Officer, Alon Yehezkely, highlights the immense growth potential in the ambient IoT industry, from millions of devices in 2023 to billions by 2026. This rapid expansion demonstrates how this technology is poised to disrupt industries and change the world.
By adding humidity sensing to its Visibility Platform, which already includes temperature and location sensing and carbon emissions measurement, Wiliot enables companies to ensure the safety, freshness and sustainability of moisture-sensitive products at an unprecedented scale. This level of detailed sensing was previously not achievable for consumable products over carrier networks.
Wiliot’s Visibility Platform represents one of the earliest examples of ambient IoT at scale. It combes self-powered IoT Pixels with cloud-based analytics. This breakthrough promises to revolutionize the telecommunications industry, particularly as it becomes standardized in 5G Advanced and 6G.