Tile has announced a new partnership with Intel to bring their tracking technology to laptops.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Tile has put their technology in a PC. They worked with HP to put Tile technology in the Elite Dragonfly business laptop.
Tile has also previously worked with Qualcomm, Dialog Semiconductor, Silicon Labs and Toshiba.
“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.
According to a global survey done by Tile, nearly half of all respondents said the most common place they lose items is in their own home. And around 72% of them said they wish they had the ability to locate their lost or misplaced laptop.
Later this year, Intel is set to release new solutions for OEMs to help users find their laptops even when its in sleep mode. The collaboration between Tile and Intel will build upon their BLE chip from 2019.