Particle, an integrated IoT Platform-as-a-Service designed to connect the disconnected, unveiled improvements to its next-generation embedded IoT Wi-Fi solutions in the form of the P2 and Photon 2 hardware modules. The Photon 2 (coming in late 2022) offers an improved feather form factor compatible development kit for quick prototyping, and the P2 module (generally available July 29) is powered by the Particle Platform-as-a-Service and boasts advanced functionality for low-cost, integrated designs in applications that are poorly served by cellular connectivity, like factory floors, hospitals, smart buildings, and security monitoring.
Enterprise IoT applications now have the flexibility of both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity options for the first time. Customers previously relied on pricey and data-intensive cellular connectivity to their devices in order to have secure connectivity with the required computing power to operate enterprise applications. Particle delivers enterprise-grade security and communication standards, more potent computing, and supply safely assured availability with the release of P2.
For enterprise-grade applications, where RF performance, low power consumption, security, and quick time-to-market are crucial, Particle's Wi-Fi modules and development kits are created. These updated components are the successors to the P0/P1 and Photon/Argon and represent a new enterprise Wi-Fi product line. They add support for low-power Bluetooth, a more potent processor, more memory, and broader support for enterprise Wi-Fi configurations like 5GHz and 802.1X networks, as well as supply security (Secure Supply LP).
"We've seen an astonishing 700% increase in IoT cyber-attacks since 2019 and an inability for products to be future-ready against new and emerging standards. At Particle, device and network versatility and security remain a sticking point for Wi-Fi connected IoT devices. To keep pace with a constantly changing IoT cyber threat landscape and expanding customer choices for enterprise deployments, the P2 and Photon 2 updates provide the ideal balance of standardization and security for seamless forward compatibility that gives developers the power to get to market faster,"
Adam Warmington, Senior Product Manager at Particle
Each of the aforementioned product revisions is a component of Particle's Supply Secure hardware portfolio, a fresh proactive initiative that updates and replaces outdated hardware with a predictable and dependable supply chain of chip-based components.