Location Services & Condition Monitoring
Powering an end-to-end Internet Of Things Ecosystem
Passive RFID transponders are used across numerous industries to simplify inventory management and tracking and automate operational processes. As industry operations evolve, demands arise to have real-time visibility of assets and items, to optimise the workplace. To do this, organisations need to understand their location, as well as monitoring past, present of future condition of critical equipment.
Organisations need an end-to-end ecosystem to collect, aggregate, and manage real-time data, enabling them to drive mission-critical decisions. HID Global’s visionary technology continues to fuel limitless opportunities for partners and users to develop and secure Internet of Things (IoT) applications through a robust cloud platform and advanced BLE components.
Easily Locate & Manage Assets
HID Location Services, enabled by Bluvision, address a growing demand for accurate, real-time visibility into the location of an organisation’s assets and item management. This improves operational efficiency across different functions by giving organisations the ability to track assets including their historical path location within 1-meter accuracy. HID Location Services can also be used to optimise building utilisation and management. Organisations can quickly analyse occupancy rates for health and safety compliance, empowering facility & security personnel to react quickly during emergencies with immediate occupancy data. The platform provides real-time visibility on open meeting rooms to improve workplace efficiency and enhance collaborative working. Furthermore, employees and visitors can easily navigate within the building or across campus’.
Safety and security measures are important elements in key operational areas such as a factory or warehouse floor. Facility managers can quickly extend location alerts using geo-fences to improve safety in dangerous areas. For example, policies are easily set to track moving vehicles or hazardous materials within a location or multiple locations. Item management has significantly become easier with historical movement which can be used to study trends for predictive analysis.
Industrial or healthcare organisations need to find tools in a factory, hangar or expansive work areas throughout the building or across multi-building facilities. From ladders and carts, to emergency hospital equipment, implementing real-time location services, otherwise known as RTLS, can save valuable time to locate the right items and tools to be productive. Production and inventory management processes are automated to gage equipment utilisation, personnel accountability and increase locational awareness of products and tools.
Achieve Optimal Performance & Equipment health
Lost capacity and equipment downtime are the biggest threats to any manufacturing operation. Instant information, creating predictive and actionable analysis in a meaningful format is achievable through HID Condition Monitoring Services, enabled by Bluvision. Knowing the operational health of motors and motorised equipment such as conveyors, bearings, and lifts is vital for streamlining maintenance procedures and keeping up time to a maximum. HID Bluvision helps organisations increase their visibility on equipment by using multiple data points so that, they can monitor and react quickly to critical events. Armed with valuable equipment data, operations immediately know when equipment fails, therefore, improving the operational workflows and performance efficiencies across the organisation.
Using advanced algorithms, operations can filter out non-vital data using business criteria to accurately portray trend-lines, predict failure and receive alerts. Obtaining predictive analysis, operations can implement remedial actions before critical failures occur – to reduce equipment downtime and avoid lost capacity.
One System, Seamless Experience
The entire facility is outfitted using the same, wireless infrastructure, thereby keeping implementation costs low and optimising the entire operation. The system combines the power of Bluetooth (BLE) Smart beacons, Wi-Fi gateways and a cloud service portal. Together, these technologies deliver a seamless operational experience across the organisation and turn beacons into true Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.
- SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE - BEEKS™ Sensor Beacons are available in multiple form factors to deploy across many applications, support multiple beacon protocols and use cases simultaneously, with the longest battery-life in the market.
- EASY TO DEPLOY - the cloud service platform easily integrates into existing business application systems and requires minimal infrastructure that is compact, easy and quick to install. Additional investment in costly complex servers, antennas or other ancillary equipment is no longer required.
- SUPERIOR ACCURACY- Streamlined proprietary technology is architected into compact components to provide industry-leading precision, despite challenging environments. BluFi™ Gateways are used to communicate the beacon location and sensor data via BLE and Wi-Fi directly to the HID Bluzone™ Cloud Service portal – experience powerful performance and accuracy without the complexity.
- HIGHLY SECURE- Leveraging end-to-end AES encryption, data transferred within the platform is secure. Communication between beacons, BluFi and Bluzone cloud is encrypted with strong AES 256 bit and SSL/TLS algorithms. In addition, strict policies are set to aggregate and create autonomous tag data to prevent personal traceability.
The entire facility is outfitted using the same, wireless infrastructure, thereby keeping implementation costs low and optimising the entire operation. The system combines the power of Bluetooth Smart (BLE) beacons, BLE to Wi-Fi gateways and cloud service portal. Together, these technologies deliver a seamless operational experience across the organisation and turn beacons into true Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.
For more information on location services and condition monitoring, please contact us and a member of our expert sales team will be happy to assist you.