Our antenna network can collect any Bluetooth signals and overlay them with real time location information.
Many cell phones have Bluetooth capability allowing them to connect to other devices such as your car radio. This is done by broadcasting a unique 12 digit string of letters and numbers that uniquely identifies your phone. The reason cell phones include Bluetooth is its low energy signal which is efficient at sending data while using very little of the devices power.
In the near future many devices will have the ability to communicate with each other and the internet in order to enhance their functionality. This massive connection of devices to the internet is termed the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices of all sorts will be reporting sensor data, power consumption and their service schedule to you.
Gartner's IT glossary defines the Internet of Things as: [...] the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.
Medical equipment is certainly one area that can benefit from continuous condition reporting. Low power devices like wireless body sensors reduce the risk of infection, clinical errors and the costs of patient monitoring. Since many of these devices are battery operated Bluetooth Low Energy will be the preferred method for communication.
FacilityTeam’s antenna network bridges the gap between Bluetooth devices and the internet. Our highly configurable antennas are capable of collecting sensor information being broadcast by those devices and carrying that information to where it is need. The result is an Internet of Things (Iot) ecosystem that is highly scalable and adds real-time location tracking to all Bluetooth devices.
- Network carries any Bluetooth data
- Reduces load on Wi-Fi networks
- Configure which devices to track or ignore
- Automate actions based on any data broadcast by equipment
- RTLS and IoT in one system
- Track the location of all Bluetooth devices
- Continually read data even as people move through the building
- Enhance readings by associated Bluetooth devices to people, assets and places