IoTize™ Embedded Award Nominee

IoTize™ NFC-based IoT Solution Wins Embedded AWARD for Hardware Innovation!

KEOLABS solution brings plug’n play IoT connectivity to embedded systems!​

24 February 2016, Nuremberg, Germany – Today, at the Embedded World 2016 exhibition, KEOLABS received the embedded AWARD 2016 in the Hardware category for IoTize™ – KEOLABS’ patented a turn-key connectivity solution that allows companies to add RF interfaces such as NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to their products without redesigning their product’s firmware. 

“We are very proud of the industries’ recognition of IoTize and the KEOLABS’ engineering team that brought us this innovation,” stated Michael Leplatois, President of KEOLABS. “I also want to thank our partners and our community, for their support of the IoTize collaborative project, which promises future innovations to secure communications for the IoT.”

IoTize™ leverages on-chip debugging/programming resources to allow retrofit of existing product designs for the IoT in just days. The solution also renders the connectivity channel (NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.) transparent to a product’s embedded firmware. This means evolving connectivity from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, for example, is as easy as connecting a new IoTize module to the product.

IoTize is also unique because of its use of Near Field Communications (NFC) for connecting to machines and other appliances in a model that uses the smartphone as a network gateway for the IoT. An NFC passive device (tag) is used by IoTize as both a principle communication channel for data exchanges with a smartphone, and for wake up and pairing of higher consumption interfaces such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

The IoTize design project was introduced at KEOLABS in 2014. Since its inception, it has become a collaborative research project lead by KEOLABS with the participation of STMicroelectronics, Gemalto, the Laboratoire Informatique de Grenoble (LIG) and the ISEN engineering school of Toulon. The collaborative project will culminate in 2018 with the addition complete, scalable infrastructure for cloud-to-core security in the IoT.

The embedded AWARDS pay tribute to outstanding innovations in embedded technologies. The awards are attributed annually by a jury of industry experts in conjunction with the embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.

Finalist nominees for the embedded AWARD 2016 hardware category were:

  • KEOLABS for IoTize
  • ARM Ltd for their ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone® technology for
  • Lumen Radio AB for their Mira™ platform for creating self-healing multi-hop networked systems


About KEOLABS IoTize™

KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation.

IoTize™ ( is KEOLABS’ connectivity solution and accelerator for the Internet of Things (IoT) for products with embedded processors and microcontrollers. IoTize™ is designed to bring secure smartphone connectivity to products without requiring modification of their legacy hardware or software. By reducing the technical hurdles and risks associated with IoT implementation, IoTize™ shortens time-to-market of IoT enabled products so that companies can rapidly benefit from this new technology revolution.

For more information about this KEOLABS’ announcement, please contact: 
Steve Gussenhoven
Tel: +33 (0)4 76 61 02 30