SmartLock – Integrating wireless technologies into a lock
An asset management company EC-IS approached us with a request to integrate multiple wireless radio technologies into a small lock. The idea was to replace mechanical cylinder with an electric motor which opens the possibility to use a digital key that can be transferred between users.
Our solution is now used by the Nordic Semiconductor to showcase products based on their Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
The challenge was to develop a very compact electronic module with the following functionalities:
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for communication with the smartphone
Quad band GSM with SIM on chipfor GPRS connection to the internet
GPS location positioning
NFC – Near field communication for user authorization and smartphone connection
OLED display and keyboard input
Li-Ion battery charging via USB and energy harvesting
Accelerometer, EEPROM, motor driver
PCB board size of only 50 x 25 mm.
EC-IS was looking for a development partner which would provide them the complete software and hardware solution ready for demonstration to customers in only 40 days time.
The main challenge for Byte Lab was the project deadline. We accepted the challenge because we knew we would deliver due to our experience with the requested technologies.
We have successfully delivered design in only 40 days time!
EC-IS was able to demonstrate its product to customers shortly after they started development planning.
Byte Lab developed a whole range of products for EC-IS after the first successful partnership.
Before the products could be sold in the EU market, Byte Lab managed the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) certification of all the products it has developed for EC-IS.
These product are now on the market under brand name SmartMobilitySolution.
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