Altierre Corp, known for producing ultra-low power wireless technology, unveiled a new Wireless System-on-Chip named Iris. In Greek mythology, Iris is known as the messenger of the gods, so the namesake is fitting, given that Altierre's new chip can seamless enable thousands of IoT devices over a long range. This is especially applicable in industrial settings, where thousands of sensors and display tags may now be used to communicate with each other with low power over Altierre's RF network. Devices utilizing the low profile 2-way RF are powered by coin cell batteries that provide 5-10 years of life while remaining consistently connected.
Especially impressive is that the Altierre wireless access points can integrate millions of IoT sensors, enabling massive warehouses to remain connected across long range and without line of sight while intelligently channel hopping to improve security.
“Operating 65,000 ultra-low power RF clients in a single building with only a couple of access points, and bi-directional data communication to each client, truly shows our ability to meet the most complex wireless challenges," said Altierre Chairman and CEO Sunit Saxena.
The IRIS chip could, for example, enable a warehouse store to change the prices of hundreds of thousands of products at the push of a button. Or a theme park to manage and coordinate a huge network of displays. IRIS maintains ultra low power while featuring a "2-way RF communication block, digital control block, onboard sensors, A/D converter, an intelligent onboard controller and a variety of interfaces to external sensors and display controllers." In time, technology like IRIS could ensure that the IoT is just as complex and communicative as the traditional internet.