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Behr Technologies joins crowded low-power wireless market with MIOTY

Behr Technologies (BTI) is the worldwide licensee of Fraunhofer’s MIOTY wireless mesh protocol, and is now hoping to cash in on that arrangement, by announcing a partnership with Advantech, Hitachi Solutions America, and Microsoft. The group plan to pitch MIOTY as the basis for private Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. This seems like a good win for Behr, which stands to benefit from the sales channels of its three partners. The Canadian firm announced its licensing agreement with Fraunhofer back in February, with Behr formed that month specifically to become that licensee, by a group of Canadian entrepreneurs that had been working on commercializing MIOTY for a year. Basically, if you want to use MIOTY, you’ve got to go through Behr.…

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