WISeKey Beacon

WISeKey International Holding Ltd. is currently showcasing the IoT Beacon, an ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 secure beacon, at Embedded World 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany (February 25-27, 2020). Initially introduced in November 2019 at the Trustech event in Cannes, the IoT Beacon is designed for many industrial IoT applications including cold chain monitoring, heath care, secure asset tracking and factory automation.

The first phase of the ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 secure beacon implementation was developed using WISeKey’s VaultIC407, the RSL10 and N34TS108 temperature sensor from ON Semiconductor, as well as Tatwah’s BLE IT-005 IP68 class Beacon. The device has an outstanding battery life, with no compromise to security. The secure implementation allows replay attack protection, device clone protection, VaultIC absence detection, revocation capability, measurement validity check, and true temperature display.

A smart energy management method driven by the RSL10 Bluetooth 5 radio System on Chip (SoC) from ON Semiconductor has been implemented to support long battery life with a measurement duty cycle of 30 seconds. End-to-end security is demonstrated thanks to WISeKey’s hardware security management service. A standard Bluetooth Low Energy handshake mechanism makes this device fully compatible with common Bluetooth Low Energy gateways and smart phones enabling low-cost security management. WISeKey’s Vault IC 407 high security standard APIs are used to bring further support to major security referent authorities.

The IoT Beacon will be demonstrated at Embedded Word 2020 at WISeKey’s corner of Ineltek’s booth, Stand 1-434. Further product developments will be announced during Q2 2020.

Egon Konopitzky Tatwah’s Senior Executive Vice President noted, “This latest generation of Smart Connected and Trusted Bluetooth Low Energy Objects is bringing real benefits for applications used for perishable or luxury goods, as well as for healthcare and secure asset tracking. The technology is finally solving challenges, providing accurate and secure temperature monitoring or logging. Our secure Bluetooth Low Energy temperature beacon is a first milestone to the complete Tatwah Mango – ON Semiconductor – WISeKey product portfolio of secure IoT devices that will be announced in 2020.”

Carlos Moreno, WISeKey’s VP Corporate Alliances noted, “The cutting-edge technologies and expertise used for the conception of this innovative IoT Beacon secured by design will fulfill compliance requirements related to international laws and certification for IoT devices. To name a few, the EU-wide cybersecurity certification framework (for ICT products, services and processes) as well as the latest California IoT law requires manufacturers of connected devices to be equipped with security (especially for devices that collect, contain, or transmit information). Thus, the Secure IoT Beacon protects the device and any information contained therein from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.”