LONDON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Chirp's specialism in acoustic networking opens IIC members to previously inaccessible devices for use in industry solutions
Chirp, the wireless data-over-sound company, today announced that they have joined the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Chirp's specialisation in bringing IOT connectivity to legacy devices and M2M communication to areas that lack network connectivity will help IIC members as they develop industry solutions that interoperate with a wide variety of devices, including older devices.
With the advances that Chirp have made in the IIoT, especially in the field of RF-restricted environments, Chirp's addition to the IIC's roster strengthens an already impressive portfolio of members. By using audio in situations where Wi-Fi, NFC or Bluetooth simply aren't practical or feasible, Chirp have managed to establish a reliable way for devices to still remain in communication with each other.
Chirp's unique technology will also allow IIC members to explore and consider areas that were previously inaccessible to them, as Chirp's work with legacy devices enables a whole generation of technology to connect to the IIoT.
Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC, said, "Communicating with legacy devices is extremely important. We are really excited about having Chirp join the IIC to share its expertise and knowledge about wireless IoT device interoperability with our members."
Chirp's innovation within the space, combined with their platform agnostic approach ensures that the IIoT will continue to be an open industry where interoperability will continue to be one of its greatest strengths.
How Chirp Works
Chirp technology encodes data into a series of (audible or ultrasonic) tones on a sending device before transmitting it over the air to a receiving device, or group of devices where it is decoded. Any device with a speaker can emit a Chirp and most devices with a microphone can receive and decode it.
Chirp's technology comes packaged as a suite of standard or bespoke SDKs that their clients integrate into their own technology solutions. The technology is an enabling technology which is primarily used by their clients to allow devices without other networking capabilities to send and receive data. It is also used to connect devices to a wider network simply and without friction. A vast range of other applications of the technology exist beyond just these.
Chirp was spun out of a research project by leading acousticians and computer scientists at University College London and has rapidly grown into the dominant leader used globally in sectors including interactive gaming and toys, ticketing and transportation, IoT, Industrial IoT, robotics, VR and AI. Chirp's clients include Activision Blizzard, Shuttl and Visual Vocal.
Chirp CEO Moran Lerner, said, "At Chirp we're incredibly proud to be joining the IIC, bringing into consideration the huge amount of legacy devices that could be compatible with IoT but currently aren't. Onboarding IoT devices today is often unacceptably difficult, but Chirp's unique acoustic networking solution enables a more frictionless onboarding process. At Chirp, we're looking forward to using our expertise to work with IIC members to make interoperability for IoT devices as seamless as possible."
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Chirp(™) is an enterprise technology company, based in London, UK, that creates the industry's most reliable and trusted solutions for data transfer between devices using sound - both audible and inaudible ultrasound.
A Chirp is a sonic barcode. Any device with a speaker can transmit a Chirp and almost any device with a microphone can receive and decode it. No internet connection is required, and no passwords or pairing are needed. The technology is designed for the many cases where it would be inconvenient or impossible to use existing network technologies or to provide a more frictionless device onboarding process.