As we gear up for an exciting 2019 here at LISNR, we wanted to look back at our biggest product updates from last year.

1. Precision Kilo Audio Bit (pKAB)

In April of 2018 we launched the most significant update to our technology ever. We increased our potential throughput five fold, from a maximum of 200 bps to 1,000 bps. This means that our customers can now send more data faster, when used as a short range solution. This new capability makes it possible for LISNR to offer alternatives to EMV, NFC, and QR code-based solutions. pKAB carries a lower cost, is more reliable, and makes information loss a thing of the past.  

Learn more about pKAB here.

2. Bi-Directional Functionality

As you may know, ultrasonic technology centers around sending data from one device to another. But what if the receiving device needs to communicate something with the sending device, as is the case in payment transactions? To make this a reality, a sending device needs to get confirmation that their payment credentials were accepted by the receiving POS or other device to confirm that that transaction was successful.

Our new bi-directional capability allows for a device to be both listening and broadcasting at the same time. This is especially important because it increases security, as it enables two parties to do a secure key exchange and be able to open and close a secure connection.

3. Mac Support

In 2018 we added Mac OS to our list of supported SDKs. Now our clients can modulate and demodulate LISNR tones and receive secure data using any Mac computer.  

Here is a list of all of our current supported platforms:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Raspberry Pi
  • macOS
  • Customized Wrapper

Learn more about LISNR technology here.

Looking Forward to 2019

2018 was a year full of breakthroughs and innovation. We know 2019 will grow these developments exponentially.

One thing that you can look out for is a continuation of our work on embedded systems. We support multiple OEM platforms and embedded systems are the latest addition. Our modular design architecture enabled a quick implementation proof of concept for embedded systems (known for being low-cost, low-energy, and disposable). This involved playing tones on a low-cost embedded system device that could be picked up by other handheld devices in the vicinity, securely.

As we get started on 2019’s work, we look forward to improving our technology, enabling our customers to send more data faster. In addition, we will continue to add more supported platforms to ultimately bring LISNR to each and every consumer and business device on the planet.

Get in touch with Team LISNR to learn more about how our technology can take your business to the next level.

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