I have been playing around for some time with Wiliot's IoT kit. However, I have some clarifications that might help me to understand the capabilities and the overall integration architecture using IoT Pixels.
1. Going over the documentation "Bridges need to be as close as possible to IoT pixels, unobstructed. Using the optimal orientation of both pixel and bridge, the harvesting range is 2.5m. At other orientations, it could be as short as 0.5m.". So let's say one wants to deploy these sensors on a shop floor or warehouse for monitoring storage of product pricing. With the current harvesting range, one now needs to place several tens of bridges to power and extract information from these sensors. To me, it seems, that the energy cost to power these bridges will offset the savings that one might have by going battery-free. Having a battery-powered BLE device in this scenario seems to be easy to manage and implement.
2. Iot Pixel is currently limited in its capability to sense different environmental parameters. If I am correct, only able to sense temperature, which limits the applications? Is there a pathway to having other sensors in the future?
3. Can one design and have their own bridge to work with Wiliot Pixels? Any reference design or protocol from Wiliot?
I am just trying to understand ways in which this device can be exploited to open up more applications and business applications.
Any resources or further documentation will be really helpful.
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