KINEXON Wins 2021 IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year Award
Today, the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program announced that KINEXON SafeZone, the world’s most trusted solution for contact warning and contact tracing, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 “IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year” award. The awards are conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.
When the World Stopped, We Pivoted
Prior to the pandemic, KINEXON established itself as a global technology leader, by developing groundbreaking hardware and software solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
When COVID-19 shut down the economy, KINEXON pivoted its UWB-sensor technology to help address the new and unique challenges our world was facing. In less than three weeks, developers reprogrammed KINEXON’s industry-proven wearables, to perform real-time digital contact warning and contact tracing. Instead of tracking location or movement, the newly reprogrammed devices, called SafeTags, simply recorded contact between users. More specifically, the proximity and duration of a contact.
Since its launch, KINEXON SafeZone has become the world’s most trusted solution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. More than 200 businesses rely on the technology everyday including professional sports leagues, global logistics companies, tech giants, manufacturing facilities, schools, and medical centers.
“We are proud to have been a technology pioneer in the response to COVID-19. To win the 2021 IoT Sensor Innovation of the Year award is a testament to the unprecedented concept developed by our world-leading engineers, but also to the incredible response from the market to adopt our technology in order to reduce the spread of the virus.”
Unlike Bluetooth (BLE) or GPS, KINEXON SafeZone uses ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. As a result, the solution has centimeter-accurate precision (< 10 cm). Compared to other technology, which is accurate within 1 or 2 feet, SafeZone has an advanced level of reliability when performing contact tracing.
KINEXON SafeZone was also programmed to ensure user privacy. The solution does not identify where a user is, only who that user has been in contact with and for how long. In addition, only designated medical or human resource officials have access to contact tracing information.
“By protecting employees and securing business continuity we have contributed to a higher resilience of companies and societies. We are grateful for this award which underlines the high innovation power of KINEXON.”
The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world.
“KINEXON is delivering a true IoT ‘breakthrough’ with their wearable technology that is transformational for organizations around the world as they look to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy. We extend our sincere congratulations to KINEXON for their well-deserved industry recognition and 2021 IoT Breakthrough Award.”
KINEXON expands its footprint in the Swiss National League by providing tracking and analysis to HC Ambrì-Piotta
With the Swiss professional ice hockey club HC Ambrì-Piotta, another club relies on intelligent live tracking & performance analysis technology from KINEXON. The team led by head coach Luca Cereda joins SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers as one of the first in the National League to use small UWB KINEXON player sensors to analyze data on skating speed, time on ice, power, acceleration, miles traveled on ice and more in real time. It’s the same technology that is increasingly used in the US American NHL, NBA and NFL, as well as German professional leagues.
VfL Wolfsburg to become first club to equip women's and junior teams with same sports analytics setup as men's pros
Live player tracking is now also used in women’s and youth football. German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg is investing in the latest real-time tracking technology from KINEXON. Beginning in the 2021/2022 season, all teams from women’s and men’s professional to the U14 junior team are equipped with the latest GNSS-based KINEXON PERFORM live tracking and analysis solution.
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DB Schenker: Modern Sensor Technology Reduces Infection-Critical Contacts
Innovative strength and responsibility go hand in hand — At its Neu-Isenburg site, DB Schenker has implemented health and safety protocols with the use of modern sensor technology to provide employees with the best possible protection in times of COVID-19.
Oerlikon Expands Use of World-Leading Digital Solution for Contact Warning & Tracing
From employees, to customers, to business partners — to enable safe and reliable production operations in times of COVID-19, the Swiss company Oerlikon relies on KINEXON SafeZone, the world’s most trusted digital solution for proximity warning and contact tracing.
IoT Solutions for Next Generation Factory Automation & More Resilience: KINEXON Joins the AWS Partner Network
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EIB Invests €15 Million Into KINEXON to Scale Its IoT Technology
Ambroise Fayolle, EIB Vice-President: “At the EIB, we strive to support companies that shape the future. KINEXON is such a company and given how they seized the opportunity to make use of their knowledge and expertise during the COVID-crisis, I am thrilled that we can bolster their creativity and vision with EIB financing.”