Unlike almost every other aspect of mobile and computer hardware design, the connector has remained undisrupted for decades. Product designers struggle with delicate metal connectors that put unsightly holes in otherwise beautiful products. And, the EMI, RFI, and ESD design issues with connectors have only gotten worse as communications speeds have increased over time to allow for large-file/fast-data transfer of 4K video.
Wireless communications eliminated many of those connector design issues but added new ones like cost, antenna design complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration with slow wireless networks, managing passwords, and pairing issues. Keyssa reinvented the connector to solve the manufacturing and consumer challenges of today’s other wired or wireless-network options for connecting devices.
With Kiss Connectivity, product designers are now freed from the design frustrations of wired connectors and customer frustrations with wireless communications.
Now, there is a new category of contactless connectivity that’s elegant, power-efficient, and can meet the exponentially growing demands of consumers for creating and consuming rich media.
Traditional connectors stifle industrial design. Kiss Connectivity not only changes the design of connectors—it changes the way products are designed.
- Metal free. No mechanical failures from the wear-and-tear of repeatedly connecting cables or pins.
- No interference. Prevents RFI and EMI signal interference.
- Very small. Coffee bean-sized connector frees up space for entirely new form factors – think ultra-thin and sealed.
- Put anywhere. It does not have to be near the edge of the device.
- No exposure. Based on solid state, electromagnetic and materials technology, it's safely tucked inside the device, protected from life’s mishaps.
We believe Kiss Connectivity will spark an immediate wave of industrial design innovation previously blocked by today’s connectors. The result will be product designs and user experiences that we cannot begin to predict.
For the first time, there is a simple and secure way to reliably transfer huge amounts of video and data between devices with unprecedented speed.
- Insanely fast. Data can be transferred at up to 6 Gbit per second. That’s a 1GB movie in as little as two seconds.
- Power-friendly. Power consumption with Kiss Connectivity is orders of magnitude lower than wireless solutions.
- Secure connection. It’s point-to-point at an extremely high frequency (EHF).
- Just kiss. Place two devices in close proximity to one another and they will connect and disconnect automatically.
Kiss Connectivity puts consumers back in control of their content. Now, videos, photos, work files, and other data can be shared simply and securely.
Works and plays well with others.
Innovate or get left behind. It’s a prerequisite for competing in today’s tech marketplace, but innovation is challenging when you have to use the same processor, screen, OS, and graphics as your competitors. Kiss Connectivity can be easily designed into current products and give you a competitive edge in market.
- Agnostic. Supports standard protocols like USB 3.0, DisplayPort, SATA, PCIe.
- Software transparent. There is no programming overhead or software drivers required.
- Power supply compatible. Co-exists with all wireless power standards and will have configurations that integrate wired power.
- Legacy covered. Co-exists and transfers data with legacy devices through accessories.
The Kiss Connectivity difference.
Kiss Connectivity uses an extremely high frequency (EHF) carrier to transport electrical-based protocols over a short distance through plastics and air.
Unlike wireless networks like Wi-Fi and cellular, Kiss Connectivity is a point-to-point connection. Data travels securely from one device to another.
Kiss Connectivity combines breakthroughs in mechanical design, electromagnetics, materials science, and semiconductor technologies. When built into tablets, laptops, smartphones or docks, it saves space and frees product designers – who are currently constrained by today’s large, delicate, mechanical connectors – to create sleeker and more rugged devices.
It also offers consumers a new way to share, sync and store their content – simply and securely – without crowded wireless networks that can be hacked.