Tile, the world’s leading smart location company, has come into collaboration with Intel Corporation to bring Tile’s finding power to PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This is the first time a finding technology solution is being brought to the market for a borad group of PC OEMs. It means that all the upcoming laptops and notebooks powered by Intel can be findable.
“Most of the world is working from home right now, making laptops and portable devices more critical than ever. We rely on them to maintain continuity and keep information safe. But we’re also relying on them to stay connected with loved ones,” said CJ Prober, CEO of Tile. “Our work with Intel means we’ll be ready to help PC users avoid disruption and keep track of their devices once we’re all on the move again.”
The availability of the updated Intel solutions is expected to be around later this year for OEM adoption. It will enable all PC users to find their laptop or notebook even when their device is in sleep mode. Teams from both companies, Tile, and Intel, are working very closely with PC manufacturers to determine the best Tile experience for their customers.
“This collaboration with Tile is an exciting addition to our world-class wireless connectivity solutions. We are always looking for ways to further enhance PC platform experiences and in this case, we enable new capabilities including enhanced security by simplifying device tracking and recovery for both consumer and commercial PCs,” said Eric McLaughlin, Vice President, Compute Client Group, General Manager Wireless Solutions Group, Intel.
Recently Tile also announced its first commercial laptop product in collaboration with HP. the new Intel collaboration is going to take things one step further with regards to the company’s expansion in the PC vertical, making it stronger. A recently conducted global survey by Tile showed how half of all respondents said the most common place they lose items is in their own home. Seventy-two percent said the ability to locate their lost or misplaced laptop would be “very” or “extremely valuable”.
The effort Tile is making today is based on Tile’s collaboration with the leading BLE chip manufacturers announced in 2019. By working with Intel, and other major technology leading companies, Tile has the potential to integrate its valuable finding technology into nearly 30 billion consumer electronic devices at the chip level over the next five years.