New Idea: Ultrasonic M2M Communications
28 February, 2019
Sonarax has developed a new protocol to accomplish pairing between devices and transfer data on both encrypted and open channels, using the existing hardware such as speakers and microphones
A new startup company from Haifa, Israel, unveiled a new Audio based machine-to-machine (m2m) connectivity allowing devices to communicate with one another using ultrasound waves. Sonarax has developed a new protocol to accomplish pairing between devices and transfer data on both encrypted and open channels, using the existing hardware such as speakers and microphones, but in frequencies that are beyond the threshold of human hearing.
The protocol can be integrated with any application across various operating systems, including Windows, Android, and iOS, and is already embedded in leading sonic processors, such as the IA8508A chip from Knowles. This new information channel can be intertwined with any audio channel carried by media, including, TV, Radio and Internet.
The company believes its ultrasonic technology can be used for Ultrasonic Payments, Ultrasonic Authentication and Ultrasonic Indoor Positioning in shopping malls and buildings where GPS stops working. This functionality is now development and will be launched at a later date.
The Ultrasonic communication brings another layer to overcome the limitations of the current WiFi, BT and NFC standards. “We’re utilizing the existing element of sound to modernize machine-to-machine connectivity so that it enhances payment authentication and for the first time can also be used for indoor positioning,” said Benny Saban, CEO of Sonarax. “Sound cannot fail or be compromised.”