CES 2019: Tile Partners With Major BLE Companies to Integrate Tile Technology Into Bluetooth Chips

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Tile, known for its range of Bluetooth trackers for finding lost items, today announced partnerships with several major Bluetooth companies that will see the integration of Tile technology onto Bluetooth chips.

Product manufacturers who are interested in using Tile's tracking functionality for various Bluetooth-enabled products will be able to integrate it during production.


"Through BLE chip partnerships, Tile will quickly become a foundational building block for BLE-enabled product manufacturers in a variety of verticals, from audio and cameras, to laptops and wearables," said CJ Prober, CEO of Tile. "With over 20 billion BLE devices forecasted to ship in the next four years, 'Find with Tile' will soon be a key everyday feature in consumer products."

Tile has inked deals with multiple companies that produce Bluetooth chips, including Qualcomm, Dialog Semiconductor, Silicon Labs, and Toshiba. According to Tile, its agreements with these companies will see integrated Tile reference designs and increased platform compatibilities.

Tile is also partnering up with Sennheiser, Sol Republic, Plantronics, and Soundcore by Anker, with all four of these companies set to release Tile-enabled products in 2019. These Tile integrations will allow products to be found using built-in Tile technology if lost.

Tile already has partnerships with companies that include Bose and Skullcandy.

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Tags: Tile, CES 2019

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18 months ago

It would be nice if this could use any bluetooth connection to get back to you with a location. Use any nearby device to reach a network with a message. Maybe we could find my wife's Airpods that went someplace during vacation.

It does.

If a tile was on the AirPods, and across the world somebody with another tile passed them, you would get a message on your app saying the location had been updated by another tile user, and showing you where it was spotted.
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18 months ago

I kinda don't understand how it works... If it connects via Bluetooth, then it only works within a Bluetooth range right? 50-80 meters at best.

Anyway it can be useful inside a building.

It works via crowdsourcing the Tile app. Other tile users will pick up that device and report its location if they come within bluetooth range. What this technology needs is a first party like Apple to buy them up and ensure the functionality is proliferated.
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18 months ago

I kinda don't understand how it works... If it connects via Bluetooth, then it only works within a Bluetooth range right? 50-80 meters at best.

Anyway it can be useful inside a building.

It works best for when you need to be somewhere, and you can’t find your keys wallet etc but you know they are in the house.

Instead of aimlessly searching around while your stress level rises you can locate the item within a minute.
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