The Swiss-based cybersecurity company WISeKey International Holding Ltd and India’s consumer lighting company Bajaj Electricals Limited (BEL) have joined hands to create first-ever IoT Trusted platform connecting to a secure cloud, approximately 100 million consumer and industrial products, in the first phase of WISeLight IoT Platform. Through this partnership, WISeKey will create approximately 100 million Digital Identities of the SKUs.
The WISeLight IoT Platform will enable a digitally certified eco-system for connected objects in the cloud.
“No industry is being disrupted more than lighting by the Internet of Things, in the world market. It is estimated that there are 12 billion ‘end-points’ in homes, enterprises, industrial facilities and retail locations, making lighting the most ubiquitous network of connected devices on the planet and the perfect platform for IoT. Our cooperation with WISekey will allow BEL to become a major IoT platform in India,” said Anant Bajaj, Joint Managing Director of Bajaj Electricals Limited.
“Through the Smart Indoor and Connected Outdoor products, BEL would enable its customers to embrace the latest technology in LED range and smart products, providing complete solutions for all lighting needs of our customers and markets – Commercial, Industrial, Cityscape, Sensors, Solar or IBMS,” he added.
Commenting on the partnership, Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey said, “The WISeLight IoT Platform will shift this sector from a hardware-centric model, as the world moves, to delivering IoT lighting secured with sensors and embedded microchips, detecting and interacting with its environment in real-time. This will be enabled using crypto-based asymmetric keys based in the cloud and on each product, the handshake of which will produce a Certified Authority issued Digital Certificate. Smarter lighting saves up to 80% of energy consumption. Secured with WISeKey semiconductors and identities that communicate with other connected devices and systems and supply chain applications for inventory tracking.”