Bluetooth tracking has been around for years. However, it has only gained real traction in recent years, thanks in part to major companies like Apple and Samsung also dipping their toes in the market. Speaking of which, here’s another player in the market.
But Kontakt.io BLE Nano Tag is unlike a regular Bluetooth tag; it is the world’s smallest affordable, disposable, and wearable BLE tag. Yes. You heard that right. Disposable. That does not sound very eco-friendly, does it? I don’t believe any company does that and proudly claims it too. Disposal is like a four-letter word in time and age.
Before you throw your hands in disbelieve, you ought to know Kontakt.io BLE Nano Tag is not for everyday people use. Well, I mean, it is for everyday people, but it is targeted at commercial use, such as for worker safety, patient and visitor experience use cases for sectors like healthcare, hospitality, and events industries.
Measuring a mere 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.3 inch (23 x 18 x 7.6 mm) and weighing in at just 0.07 oz (1.98g), the Kontakt.io BLE Nano Tag is IP67 rated and powered by a Silver Oxide non-toxic battery that provides up to three months of use when transmitting once every second (1 Hz). Its operation can be further extended to up to a year with a slower location update rate.
Armed with Bluetooth 5.0, it will play well with Android and IOS mobile devices and in addition to Kontakt.io BLE gateways, it is also supported by Cisco WiFi 6 as well as Cisco Meraki access point equipped with a BLE radio.
Clearly, sustainability is not quite the main agenda here with such kind of device. However, if it’s any consolation, the Silver Oxide battery can be recycled with electronic devices or plastic.