Modern Bluetooth Technology Revolutionizes Asset Positioning Systems
The functionality of beacon tags is relatively simple. Beacons are small Bluetooth devices that broadcast a near-constant radio signal to smart devices in the area. The Smartx Application communicates to Beacon Tags through Low Energy Bluetooth® connection on Bluetooth® enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and BLE/Wi-Fi Gateways. This signal indicates the Bluetooth users or device proximity to that beacon and, subsequently, a specific location. Additional beacons can be installed to accurately identify an individual’s position down to meter level. This technology can be easily integrated into other systems and everyday devices due to an existing widespread adaptation of the Bluetooth standard.
Innovation Bluetooth Low Energy
There are several uses for Bluetooth beacons in infrastructure. Take full advantage of the modern beacon’s capabilities: “find, monitor, analyze, alert”
Many companies employ similar RTLS systems based on WiFi or active/passive RFID tags, but the low energy requirements of Bluetooth enables them to work more efficiently and offer more capabilities for a smaller cost.
Increase Compliance, Safety and Efficiency with a Simple, Reliable Solution
Beacon tags are attached to assets as equipment, tools, and containers while corresponding receivers are installed in the facility zones and some hallways. The receivers capture the tags’ regular signals and forward the data to a cloud-based server.
The Smartx Hub® software is able to link each tag's corresponding asset with their physical location. It can also leverage Beacon tags to offer an easy, cost-effective way to automatically monitor temperature and humidity conditions across the enterprise.
The Smartx Hub® Location Engine also allows for “triggers,” real-time reactions to specified events or changes in the space. This could also be leveraged to track maintenance, check-in/check-out and record movements for analysis and automate processes.
Beacon Tags-enabled devices and wearable technology using RTLS
Track your assets on the go, using beacons & mobile technology.
BEACONS TRACKS HIGH VALUE ASSETS
The Smartx Hub® Beacon Tags tracking solution allows you to maintain up to the minute inventory control of all tagged equipment on your work sites and storage facilities. Simply leverage your existing employees smart phones, tablets or gateway devices with low energy Bluetooth to continuously transmit data from any piece of equipment outfitted with a Smartx Beacon. With a range of up to 250 meters, battery life 2-8 years, and a weather proof tag, the site foreman can take inventory automatically without intervention. For some zones, you may choose to install a permanent gateway for inventory management 24/7.
IMPROVES STAFF RESPONSE AND SECURITY
Beacons can authenticate physical access such as entrances to areas or offices, which means a leg-up on liability problems. Smartx Beacon Tag offers a comprehensive worker safety solution with several key applications with one common, very important component; real-time visibility.
It’s easy to see where workers are now, and where they’ve been over a historical period, enabling you to analyse workflows and discover opportunities to improve productivity. Using an Smartx solution to minimise risk to workers ensures you’re following industry best practices, whilst potentially saving you costs by enhancing efficiency.
This protects visitors, workers, managers and the integrity of the system. Plus, beacons badge can be configured to alert staff if a visitor entry in a pre-defined risk areas.
Yard Management & Workflow
The Smartx Hub® beacons enables overseeing the location of all vehicles, trailers, containers and racks as well as yard service vehicles throughout the yard in real-time while automatically generating accurate inventory information. Pick-up and drop-off locations are delivered in real-time and easily integrated into 3rd party applications through a readily available web service interface. Temperature, light and impact sensors provide immediate notifications should adherence to storage and transportation requirements for goods and inventory exceed thresholds.
CONNECTED LOGISTICS AND MANAGE CONTAINERS
Automating the management of these mobile assets with Beacons means all users can be held accountable for the units that pass through their facilities, so shrinkage and their losses can be curtailed, cycle times can be optimized and RTI inventories can be right-sized and lean. Real-time sensor and location information is provided on-line through an intuitive map based interface providing visibility into the entire supply chain.
Asset Tracking and Real Time Locating Services
An integrated Beacon RTLS solution for location intelligence and inventory positioning, suitable both for indoor and outdoor environments.
We are pushing the Internet of Things revolution forward by connecting proximity-aware devices to the cloud.
Stay Informed Wherever You Go
Save time and money in your Logistics & Manufacturing operations, by transforming micro-location and accurate indoor positioning into a powerful competitive advantage. Use Bluetooth beacons’ capacities for location intelligence and our Real-Time Locating Services to allow anyone on your team to find the assets they need within your premises, on web and mobile, easy and fast.
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