As the holidays approach, and we all get busy with our travel, shopping, and Tryptophan-induced naps while the Cowboys inevitably struggle through the 2nd half on Thanksgiving day, I wanted to share some news regarding our TAG platforms. Our TAG wearable evaluation kit was demonstrated publicly a few weeks ago at the Wearable Sensor and Electronics 2014 conference, to a great reception. Additionally, the TAG-N boards were at the conference as well, showing how the ArcticLink 3 S2 sensor hub can be connected directly to Nordic Semi’s latest BLE device reference kit. We plan on issuing formal press releases and details on these boards in the coming weeks.
We’ve been asked pricing in the interim — we will be offering our TAG-N to customers at $249, and will be sampling the TAG evaluation kit to qualified OEMs at no cost.
We see both of these devices as having some unique advantages. The TAG system allows OEMs to immediately test the performance of the ArcticLink 3 S2, including our Gesture and Context library. This gives them the assurance of device and algorithm performance going into a design. The TAG-N takes that testing one step further, and allows the ArcticLink 3 S2 to be directly connected into the customers development system, with all known-good drivers provided. Both of these designs lower the customers engineering investment, and can speed time-to-market.
As mentioned, we will be announcing these formally very soon, and providing a whole lot more detail into the TAG and TAG-N.