Trident IoT Offers Product Engineering and Certification for Connected Devices

New tech company will give product manufacturers a personalized alternative to mass-scale silicon production and opaque global supply chains.

Carlsbad, Calif. — Trident IoT launches today as a new technology and engineering company “focused on simplifying RF development and decreasing time-to-market for connected device manufacturers,” according to the company announcement.

Trident IoT will be a direct supplier of Z-Wave Technology solutions as well as a manufacturer of proprietary silicon and modules. The company will also offer product design and development consulting for any RF technology, UL and ETL preparation, and U.S.-based Z-Wave device certification.

Trident IoT was founded by IoT pioneers Mariusz Malkowski, Michael Lamb, and Bill Scheffler. The founders “observed that supply chain chokepoints and lack of access to product-specific design consultation were slowing down development processes across the industry,” the announcement says.

They created Trident IoT to fill this gap, offering companies of any size cost-effective solutions for bringing wireless products to market.

How Trident IoT Will Boost the Security Industry

Though Trident IoT will offer consultation services for any RF technology, including Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Thread, and more, the company’s first chipset and module offerings will be part of the Z-Wave ecosystem.

Z-Wave is the largest sub-GHz ecosystem of connected devices, with a track record of mesh connectivity, range, performance, reliability, security, and interoperability. Trident IoT “sees tremendous opportunity for Z-Wave Long Range (LR) which is currently both underserved and underrepresented in the market,” the company announcement says.

Trident IoT will be a direct provider of Z-Wave chips and modules that support the latest advancements in Z-Wave technology including Z-Wave Plus, Z-Wave Plus v.2 and Z-Wave Long Range (LR), which supports the development of edge-of-property devices.

“Trident IoT can streamline every step of the development process for Z-Wave devices equipped with next-gen advancements to the technology,” says Malkowski in the company announcement. “We are the supplier source, the development and engineering partner, and a Z-Wave certification laboratory.”

Trident IoT has joined Z-Wave Alliance as a principal member, as well as the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the LoRa Alliance. The company’s initial focus on next-gen Z-Wave technologies and certification will be an immediate lifeline to access control device manufacturers looking to bring edge-of-property devices to market.

Trident IoT founders “see Z-Wave LR as a woefully underexploited technology in the security space,” the company announcement says. They are hoping to expedite new products to market that will enable the management of security across very large properties, including commercial, hospitality, and private estates, using a unified, secure sub-GHz wireless network.

Z-Wave is also the dominant technology in the smart home security market. Security dealers install more Z-Wave security systems — including ADT, Vivint and Ring — than installers. They are also adding Z-Wave accessories, including sensors, glass breaks and water leak detectors.

Trident is in the process of also seeking certification for other platforms including many of the popular Works With programs.

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