WISeKey (WIHN.SIX), a Swiss based cyber security company, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), a leading supplier of energy efficient semiconductor-based solutions, and Tatwah, a market leader in designing and manufacturing secure RFID tags and Bluetooth Low Energy beacons with a strong experience in security, announced today the release of the world’s first Secure IoT Beacon device. The IoT Beacon device will be introduced at TRUSTECH 2019, an international event dedicated to payments, identification and security, to be held from November 26-28 in Cannes, France.
The IoT Security Beacon embeds the Bluetooth® 5 RSL10 System-in-Package (RSL10 SIP) from ON Semiconductor. The all-in-one solution is fully certified to worldwide regulatory standards, and offers Bluetooth 5 features while maintaining the industry’s lowest power in standby and active modes. The RSL10 family is supported by a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK) featuring an Eclipse-based IDE, mobile applications and support for FreeRTOS, Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) and mesh networking.
The Secure IoT Beacon features two certified tamper-resistant microcontrollers- the VaultIC405 and VaultIC407 from WISeKey- that allow the RSL10 SIP to securely store digital certificates. These certificates are used for the Secure IoT Beacon to process the cryptographic algorithms required to build the security protocol, while protecting sensitive data and calculations against hackers. The VaultIC405 and 407 microcontrollers provide a Common Criteria (CC) EAL5+ platform and FIPS 140-2 level 3 security mechanisms for product authentication, secure asset tracking, and sensor data integrity. These features assist with a number of IoT applications including predictive maintenance, healthcare asset tracking and patient management, closed-loop trusted digital payment protocols, and other wearable applications.