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Kontakt.io and Mist Systems Partner on IoT Solutions

By Ken Briodagh
February 08, 2019

Kontakt.io, a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) infrastructure and solution provider, announced recently a partnership with Mist Systems, a maker of self-learning networks powered by Artificial Intelligence, to simplify the design, deployment, and management of IoT solutions.

By combining Kontakt.io’s IoT platform with Mist’s AI-driven Wireless LAN (WLAN), joint customers reportedly will have access to a solution for accurate IoT device location that leverages standards-based Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology.

Deploying an IoT solution is a complex and resource-consuming project, requiring the orchestration of tags, gateways or access points, and management platforms that receive data, locate devices, store data, and provide analytics. These deployments often involve custom development, integration, manual calibration and testing, which significantly delays the rollout and increases the cost of IoT projects.

“With the advancing consumerization of enterprise technologies, companies expect end-to-end solutions that are easy to deploy, use, and scale,” says Philipp von Gilsa, CEO, Kontakt.io. “Bringing the missing convergence of various proprietary infrastructures is one of the steps Kontakt.io is taking to simplify enterprise IoT. We are excited to have Mist as our partner on that mission.”

The partnership brings integration of both solutions, enabling location and sensor data flow from BLE tags to Mist gateways, to the Kontakt.io IoT Platform. This will enable Kontakt.io’s customers to leverage Mist’s flagship BLE coverage and low latency to reduce the number of required access points while achieving outstanding accuracy. Additionally, Mist’s customers can use their existing wireless infrastructures to connect to the Kontakt.io’s IoT platform and roll out an IoT solution.

“Mist is committed to working with market leaders like Kontakt.io to facilitate the mass market adoption of indoor location services using standards-based BLE technology,” said Bob Friday, CTO and co-founder, Mist. “Through alliances like this one, Mist makes indoor location services easy to adopt and scale and is paving the way for mass market adoption across a wide range of industries.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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