September of 2019– Amsterdam IBC 2019 – 4MOD Technology, a French based company, European leader of IoT and Remote Control devices, is pleased to announce the release of the Gmod initiative that will revolutionize how 4MOD will structure its process of defining and creating IoT and RC products in line with Global Compact guidelines, incorporating Environmental and Social responsibilities.
For RC’s and IoT products, Gmod will drastically reduce the power consumption and enhances reliability and security of Bluetooth Low Energy® based devices.
Based on 4MOD’s extensive know how of battery powered connected devices, combined with the strong expertise of Nordic in designing Bluetooth LE ICs, the two companies have conducted a common development to reduce the power consumption of voice control devices at a level never achieved before. This will save millions of batteries, contributing to a strongly improved environmental footprint.
On top of that, the solution proposed by 4MOD is announced to be the most reliable in the market, utilizing best in class Bluetooth LE stacks developed by Nordic.
“Most Consumer Electronic manufacturers are building devices that incur continuous disconnections. Proud of a market share of over 40 % on the Bluetooth market, Nordic has proven over the years the reliability of its stacks and we are delighted to offer the same level of robustness and reliability to the TV Broadcast Business” said, Mr Thomas Holmberg, Senior Sales Manager Europe at Nordic Semiconductor.
Finally, the implementation does offer the highest security level, even while performing an Over the Air download using AES256 encryption and secure device upgrade using SSL certification. “We all know security is the weakness of all communication devices. Based on our experience with IoT devices, we now apply the same security level to CE products, whilst protecting the end user as well as the Operators.
Added to the outstanding power consumption and reliability, this (Security) makes the Nordic solution a key contributor to 4MOD's initiative and will guide our developments & investments for future activities.” said Olav Pouw, General director of 4Mod.
About Nordic Semiconductor:
Nordic is the world’s leading vendor of Bluetooth Low Energy with a 40 percent market share specializing in low-power wireless communication in the LTE, 2.4GHz and sub 1-GHz bands for devices forming the IoT. With the introduction of LTE-M and NB-IoT, the company’s nRF91 Series sets a new standard for low power and developer friendly cellular for the IoT. The company has more than 710 employees word wide and is listed on the Norwegian Oslo stock exchange (OSX: NOD). Nordic was established in 1983 as a spinout from the Technical University of Trondheim and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About 4MOD Technology :
4MOD Technology is a leading provider of innovative wireless solutions. The value proposal consists in offering Creative Design and turnkey solutions such as sensor based and smart user interface devices dedicated to Home and industrial applications.
Thanks to our experience in smart solutions integration, we put our expertise in service of the digital transformation, whatever is the business sector, from the idea to mass production.