The HaLow cameras propose to support both indoor and outdoor environments, allowing users to monitor entire locations without the need for cabling or Wi-Fi extenders
Australia-based Morse Micro, an emerging fabless semiconductor company focused on Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and leading electronics manufacturer Chicony Electronics recently announced a strategic partnership to deliver Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ‘HaLow’ IP cameras to market. The IoT security partners aim to improve the range and reliability of camera equipment through cutting-edge wireless technology.
Wi-Fi HaLow, based on the new IEEE 802.11ah standard, operates at frequencies below 1GHz, which allows for better Wi-Fi penetration through walls and other obstacles. The partners noted that by incorporating Wi-Fi HaLow into the designs, these wireless cameras will deliver 10x farther reach than traditional Wi-Fi 6 cameras operating at 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
Interestingly, Chicony’s Wi-Fi HaLow cameras leveraging FCC-certified reference designs and anchored by Morse Micro’s MM6108 microchip identify as a global first. Given its ultra-low power consumption, this new tech is believed to enable battery-powered IP cameras to run for years. Wi-Fi HaLow cameras will also include state-of-the-art WPA3 security for peace of mind at every angle, stated the official release.
The general manager of Chicony VIP BU, Mandy Tsai commented, “For IoT environments, not all Wi-Fi is created equal. No other protocol comes close to meeting the unique requirements of power-sensitive wireless security cameras as effectively and efficiently as Wi-Fi HaLow.”
Tsai suggested that by partnering with Morse Micro, they aim to scale the design and production of Wi-Fi HaLow-connected cameras to meet the growing global demand for robust, long-range connectivity. “Next-generation Wi-Fi HaLow video cameras will reach farther with sub-GHz signals, operate longer on batteries and will be easier to deploy than existing cameras that connect in the crowded 2.4 GHz spectrum,” Tsai added.
The co-founder and CEO at Morse Micro, Michael De Nil remarked: “We’re thrilled to partner with the Chicony team to bring the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow IoT security cameras to market. With its broad product offerings and global reach, Chicony is the perfect partner for this milestone agreement and will support Morse Micro in achieving scale for our Wi-Fi HaLow technology. Chicony’s expertise and authority in the IoT security market are proven, and we are excited to have gained the team’s endorsement of Wi-Fi HaLow to enable greater reach and reliability for their products. Our collaboration with Chicony builds on the excitement and momentum of Wi-Fi HaLow across the globe as we expand our portfolio and accelerate the use of our technology across a range of applications.”
1983-born Chicony is a Taiwanese transnational enterprise of professional ODM/OEM manufacturer based in Thailand, Suzhou / Dongguan/ Chongqing in China and in the Czech Republic. The company’s business centres around the manufacture of computer peripheral products and video-image products. The four major product lines are input devices, portable keyboard modules, visual and image products as well as camera modules. Keyboards, Internet cameras and Notebook camera modules are our world-leading products.
Sydney-headquartered Morse Micro is a 2016 company focused on fabless semiconductors. The company, with offices in the UK, USA, China, Japan, Taiwan and India, claims to be the largest and best-funded Wi-Fi HaLow company in the world. Morse Micro is focused on developing Wi-Fi HaLow solutions and enabling next-generation connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).