Since its inception, the IoTize concept has captured the attention of the electronics industry for its unique and innovative nature. It has been awarded top prizes in events for different industry sectors; embedded systems, secure components and wireless technologies. Each of these reinforced in their own sector the originality of the concept and its alignment with the needs of industry.
IoTize is an important innovator in Near Field Communication. This contactless technology best known for use in payment and transportation applications, is seeing increased use for connecting mobiles to appliances and industrial equipment.
In 2018, IoTize won NFC Forum's "Best Emerging Concept" award for using NFC to connect mobiles to industrial systems. Used in combination Bluetooth or WiFi, it enables secure, intuitive and easy NFC pairing of mobiles with other equipment. With NFC, maintenance technicians gain security and efficiency when they use mobiles and human-machine interface (HMI) apps for testing.
In 2020, IoTize received the NFC Forum's "Most Innovative Use" award for the introduction or NFC 3-Stroke Configuration in appliances and HVAC equipment. Used alone, NFC enables secure, efficient appliance configuration. This use with thermostatic control on electric radiators demonstrated NFC's ease and efficiency, which will encourage product owners to actually use increasingly complex energy-saving features.
The award was attributed at Cartes-Trustech (Cannes). This annual event brings together manufacturers and integrators of smart cards and secure components, and has progressively evolved towards contactless technologies such as Near Field Communications (NFC).
In addition to TapNLink's advantages of implementing without coding, and with little expertise, TapNLink also demonstrated its potential to secure communications channels used for local connection mobile terminal when monitoring or using industrial systems and mass market electronics.
The award was attributed at Embedded World (Nuremberg). This annual event brings together manufacturers, distributors and users of microcontrollers and a wide array of associated electronic components and tools.
Here, a TapNLink prototype first demonstrated the possibility of bringing instant connectivity to microcontroller-based electronic systems. In just minutes, an embedded system can be connected to a mobile terminal by simply connecting and configuring the TapNLink. No coding, no hardware designing, no changes to the native functionality of the system. This was the first recognition of the "magic" of this approach.