Wiliot, the IoT solutions provider announced the Wiliot Starter Kit. The kit contains everything retailers need to experience the IoT transformation that Wiliot represents. It includes Wiliot’s postage stamp sized computers – the IoT Pixels – pre-mounted on both cardboard and a coffee cup.
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 energise and read the IoT Pixel tags. The harvested data is relayed to the Wiliot Cloud via gateways, including smartphones, via the Wiliot mobile app – which is now compatible with iOS and Android devices.
Through the Starter Kit, retailers can explore projects that enable a host of new retail use cases – from enhanced inventory management, to consumption monitoring, anti-counterfeiting, product traceability, and more.
The Starter Kit’s “Open Release” enables any retailer or 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 retailers and brands.
The launch of the Wiliot Starter Kit comes on the heels of a $200M venture capital round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2.