“It’s not Bluetooth?!”: 5 things you didn’t know about Phase!
Ever wondered what exactly is Phase using to communicate between the Remotes and the Receiver? Well, the answer is simple: but can’t give it out in one sentence, just like that! Discover the 5 facts you need to know about Phase wireless system!
1. Not Bluetooth, nor Wi-Fi. A more efficient custom-made radio protocol uniquely designed for Phase.
Phase works with radio frequencies and with a custom-made communication protocol exclusively designed by our team for Phase. The Receiver and the Remotes need to communicate constantly, a strong radio signal with a minimum of interference and latency is necessary. Having previous product experience with protocols such as Bluetooth 4.0 our engineers found it was not powerful and fast enough to send and receive the amount of data required for Phase to function correctly.
With this new custom-made radio protocol, the latency for information transfer is six times shorter than with Bluetooth 4.0.
2. Unique radio communication: exclusively created for the Receiver and the Remotes.
This radio communication protocol allows each of the Remotes to communicate exclusively with the Receiver, from the moment they are linked to it. The unique language between the Remotes and the Receiver has been designed to avoid any interference with any other wireless communication around. When the Remotes are placed in the Receiver, both elements communicate through their gold metallic pins.
3. Phase automatically alternates between different radio channels, to always offer the best performance.
Phase works with a built-in system that is constantly monitoring the quality of the radio frequency. Part of this system are algorithms developed by our team, which can identify when the radio frequency in one channel is not strong or constant enough to maintain the quality of the experience.
When this occurs, the algorithms automatically detect the best next channel to switch to, which ensures great stability at all times while using Phase.
4. Phase’s intelligent radio algorithm automatically adapts to the environment to optimize battery consumption.
Since Remotes are constantly sending data and communicating with the Receiver, this function represents the battery consumption of nearly 70% and explains why two Remotes’ batteries can discharge at different paces.
The algorithms are continually monitoring very fast the quality of the radio channels, so the battery consumption is automatically set depending on the needs of radio power for a specific environment. For example, in a setting with low interference and noise, Phase does not need to work on the strongest radio signal setting, so less battery needs to be used.
The radio communication protocol has been constantly upgraded to increase its adaptability to different environments through firmware updates.
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5. Each Phase has its own radio signature.
Even if two Phase units are working with the same custom-made radio communication protocol, the moment a user links a Remote with a Receiver, the process will establish that said Receiver only communicates with that particular Remote. This is possible due to particular pieces of information assigned to that single Phase unit, that will act as identifiers for both elements (Remotes and Receiver) to establish communication with each other exclusively.
Phase communication protocol is constantly being improved by the engineering team responsible for product development. The fact that the radio communication system was created in-house is a huge advantage to make Phase more versatile and robust, enabling it to adjust to more environments.
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