Ossia Readies Wireless Power for IoT Asset Tracking at Walmart | Light Reading
Startup Ossia�s Forever Tracker wireless power technology has been approved by the FCC and adopted for use by Walmart, starting deployments later this year.
Ossia�s Cota wireless power technology uses the 2.4GHz frequency — the same public band as Bluetooth and WiFi — to transmit power over the air. Ossia has been certified by the FCC for the Cota wireless power technology, and the Forever Tracker that uses that system.
Ossia says that the Cota Power Receiver, embedded into any device initiates a “conversation” by sending a beacon signal, which indicates its readiness to perform a task — to find a Cota Power transmitter. The transmitter then sends power back in the same exact paths. This “conversation” between device and transmitter happens 100 times a second to send power safely to devices at a distance while in motion. Read more…