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Kontakt.io Launches Nano Tag, the World's Smallest Affordable, Disposable & Wearable BLE Tag

20 September 2021

Driven by innovation, Nano Tag sets a new standard for location-aware disposable BLE tags.

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 20, 2021: Kontakt.io Inc., the industry leader in Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) indoor IoT solutions, today announced the availability of the Nano Tag - the world’s smallest BLE beacon, and the first disposable wearable tag - to solve for worker safety, patient and visitor experience use cases for the healthcare, hospitality and events industries.

“Continuing our standing commitment to innovation, we are thrilled to announce the Nano Tag today, taking yet another step in driving cost reduction and environmentally friendly products”, said Rom Eizenberg, CRO at Kontakt.io; “servicing increasing demand from our customer base, the Nano Tag eliminates the need for Lithium batteries while providing a truly wearable BLE device that redefines what is possible in tag miniaturization and performance” added Mr. Eizenberg.

Addressing size and unit cost limitations of older generation RFID tags, Kontakt.io’s BLE tag technology makes it possible for end-users to deploy truly disposable beacons in a wearable form factor that makes a host of new use cases such as event delegate, sport fan, building visitor or healthcare patient localization and the applications that take advantage of such real-time data, possible. Kontakt.io’s open API-First delivery architecture coupled with BLE’s promise for an open wireless standard that is vendor agnostic, stands to rapidly increase adoption of advanced use cases such as:

  • In healthcare, Nano Tags is used by staff to prevent patient wandering and elopement, to monitor patient procedure wait times and better orchestrate emergency department and operating suites workflows; 
  • For trade shows and in large music and sport events, Nano wristbands are used for crowd safety, emergency management and to enable new experience use cases such as location-aware food services, find my friend and other indoor location experiences;
  • In smart-buildings, wearable lanyard and wrist Nano beacons make it possible to monitor visitor movements inside buildings, improving facility security and overall safety. 

This amazingly small and waterproof (IP67) device measures just 0.9 in (23 mm) x 0.7 in x 0.3 in (5.3mm) and only weighs 0.07 oz (2g). The Nano Tag is powered by a Silver Oxide, a non-toxic battery that provides up to three months of battery life transmitting once every second (1Hz), extendable to a full operating year at a slower location update rate.

The Nano Tag is powered by Bluetooth 5.0 technology, making it compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, Kontakt.io low-cost BLE gateways and inherently supported by Cisco WiFi 6 and Cisco Meraki access point equipped with a BLE radio. AI Cloud-managed, Amazingly-Simple-IoT™ solutions from Kontakt.io make it possible for a wide range of organizations to harness the power of IoT without the need to deploy massive IT resources. Additionally, their price point allows for easier, more accessible “smart” building transformations.

Nano Tags are available from USD $7.99 to $4.99 unit price through the Kontakt.io store, channel network, and in the Cisco IoT Device Marketplace. 

To find out more about Nano Tag, join the Kontakt.io webinar this week, register here for free.

About Kontakt.io

Kontakt.io is a leader in Bluetooth-based indoor location services. Our mission is to simplify the connection of people, locations and things. Kontakt.io’s portfolio of complete IoT and location and condition solutions combines open hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. Today, we serve over 2,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, from healthcare, airports, governments and smart buildings. They all use Kontakt.io to reduce emergency incident time, decrease asset search-times, automate manual processes, digitize physical order traceability or prevent machine downtimes.

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Aneta Ciurkot

Director, Product Marketing
aneta@kontakt.osomapps.com
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