Elsight unleashes next-generation Halo communication platform for the IoT age

Elsight ASX ELS Halo communication platform
Halo’s technology integrates Elsight’s high bandwidth totally secured data transmission technology while introducing a dramatically reduced form factor, weight, power consumption and heat index.

Mobile security and surveillance solutions provider Elsight (ASX: ELS) has unleashed its new “5G-ready” Halo communication platform – a pioneering method for real-time data transmission over cellular networks in mission-critical environments.

The launch was announced at the MWC19 Barcelona exhibition, considered to be the world’s largest mobile technology show.

MWC19 Barcelona is an annual event featuring around 2,400 companies and over 100,000 attendees, making the event the “most fitting location to announce the Halo platform’s launch,” Elsight stated.

The show commenced on 25 February and is due to conclude on 28 February 2019, featuring keynote speakers such as Chuck Robbins, chief executive officer of Cisco and James Forese, president of Citigroup.

Elsight has created its Halo platform to solve the ever-increasing need for bandwidth, in order to handle more data, video and audio being shared by consumers and businesses globally.

The company said its reliable high bandwidth data transmission technology operates over multiple IP links and serves as an “ideal answer to today’s IoT challenges”, applying unique architecture that allows for easy integration within any IoT device for seamless “on-the-go” connectivity.

Furthermore, the Halo communication platform is equipped with the world’s most compact, next-generation bonding technology enabling “always-on connectivity”.

Available as either a standalone external device or a lightweight internal board, Elsight’s Halo provides the highest bandwidth, highly secured communication for the transmission of live data.

As part of its new launch, Elsight has pronounced a series of key benefits that underpin the Halo platform. Its prime-time features include multiple cellular modules, built-in Wi-Fi and an internal battery.

Elsight said its miniature form factor maximises reach with optional data transmission capabilities while providing unmatched security, the fastest data transmission, and highest availability for any user’s transmission needs.

Additionally, the Halo series can connect to any computer, docking station, IP camera or USB device.

The result of several years of development, the Halo series also allows multiplexing of multiple communication links, thus increasing the overall bandwidth available for the transmission of heavy data and video, with ultra-low latency.

Halo is also able to automatically detect failed communication channels and is capable of transferring the information via alternate available channels on the fly.

Future benefits

The hope is that Halo will be an ideal fit for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) because of its miniaturisation and lightness, compared to other solutions in the industry.

In economic terms, the Halo platform is a multi-SIM solution designed to have a superior benefit-cost ratio (BCR), the lowest power consumption, and the lowest heat index, in order to seamlessly integrate into fleets, autonomous vehicles, handheld devices and small drones.

“Good things come in small packages, and Elsight’s Halo communication platform is further evidence that this statement is true,” said Mr Nir Gabay, founder and chief executive officer of Elsight.

“Being the first to enter the market, Halo is compact, yet extremely powerful and robust. It features the most advanced bonding technology in the smallest form. It is built to be inside all things IoT that require critical communications – drones, autonomous cars, tablets, cameras, handheld devices and more. This product is going to change the way we communicate,” Mr Gabay said.

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