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Amazon to extend Sidewalk IoT Wi-Fi network to Echo and Tile devices

Tuesday 22 September 2020 | 09:15 CET | News
A year after unveiling its IoT wireless network protocol Sidewalk, e-commerce giant Amazon has announced plans to extend support to a range of smart devices, including Echo speakers and Tile trackers. The low-bandwidth system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as well as free spectrum in the 900 MHz and other bands to make edge IoT devices work better inside and outside homes. In a blog post, Amazon said later this year many Echo devices will support Sidewalk "as a way to use Echo as a Bluetooth Sidewalk Bridge to help compatible devices automatically connect or reconnect to their router, set up

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