How do devices interact in proximity? Today, there are a myriad of radios available for devices, but not one solves the proximity connectivity problem in a seamless, fast, and standards based manner. We aim to change that with our proximity networking technologies. The video below introduces these technologies and some of the issues it can resolve.
Easy Internet on-boarding for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Configuring and troubleshooting Internet access for headless devices is a difficult and complicated process. cozybit, Inc. presents a solution to this common problem. With our technology, you can use your cellphone as a “magic wand” and configure any device in an easy and intuitive way. In this video, we demonstrate how to configure a smart toaster oven in a matter of seconds.
MeshBrick was developed by cozybit to fully showcase the unique capabilities of mesh networking– to fully experience the power of distributed networking, the software all the way up to the app layer must support the distributed paradigm. MeshBrick is published on Google’s Play Store, and works with infrastructure WiFi, but in this demo you’ll see unique interactions, only available with mesh, such as user autonomy, automatic network splits, and network healing.
Multicast Video Streaming
As technology moves forward, devices are going to become our natural gateway to information. It doesn’t make sense to restrict interactions between these devices by relying on a central coordinating device. Some of these interactions are going to include high-bandwidth content sharing. In this demo, we should how mesh can be tuned to produce an experience, redundant video mirroring, not yet available on any consumer devices.
Modern devices seem to have an explosion of radio technologies: Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, NFC, WiFi, GPS, and all the cellular technologies. This explosion of radios only means one thing: increased cost. A common line of thought goes: to do location sensing, you need GPS+WiFi, to do proximity authentication, you need NFC! What if you could use one radio to support these applications? As wireless experts, we’ve developed single radio solutions to these problems.
In this video, you’ll see an example of RSSI based authentication– this is a “medium security” authentication, meaning, you have a guarantee from the low-level system that the devices are in close proximity. This type of authentication is useful for onboarding problems, where nearby devices should be allowed to easily join a network, but further authentication would be required to verify the device.