Asset tracking & monitoring sensors
BLE for indoor positioning
Our solutions can be integrated into a mesh system that provides indoor positioning systems for monitoring production workflow in factories. Tracking of high-value assets – cargo, equipment tools, forklifts, etc at a frequency of half an hour. The solution allows understanding people flow at offices and factories which help improve productivity. Access to critical resources at hospitals – wheelchairs, stretchers, etc. Easily locate drills, trolleys and other equipment on the shop floor.
Industrial condition and environment monitoring solutions
- Easy to deploy BLE sensors
- Up to 18-year battery life
- Compact, robust and waterproof sensors
- Long range – up to 450 meters
- Bundled with gateway & data visualisation tools
- RoHS compliant
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was designed and developed by Bluetooth special interest group. This innovative technology is used for short-range communication and can be applied in M2M applications and IoT. Bluetooth is a standard for short-range radio communications, originally developed as a cable replacement to connect portable industrial grade devices. It uses the pre-certified Industrial Scientific Medicine radio band (ISM) 2.45 GHz and Frequency Hopped Spread Spectrum (FHSS) as medium access. The required and nominal range is 10m (transmit power 0dBm) and an external power amplifier can be added to extend the range up to 100m.
Nowadays, BLE sensors with a range of up to 500 meters and a battery life of up to 15 years are available for ready industrial deployment. Mission critical applications in manufacturing and warehouse monitoring environment represent an interesting prospect for the use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors. As a low cost, low power, long-range radio technology, it is particularly suitable for this kind of industrial applications, where the radio link reliability is very important in order to reach high demands on deterministic behavior and real-time performance, providing measurement on temperature, movement, vibration, location, etc.
Applications using BLE sensors
- Warehouse environment monitoring & people tracking
- Factory equipment condition monitoring including effective utilization
- Track unauthorized entry/exit and movement of equipment
- Monitor delays in supply-chain environment
- Hospital pharmacy, laboratory & operation theater monitoring
BLE gateway programming
Being a DELL seed program partner, Ripples IOT industry 4.0 starter kit consist of DELL edge gateways. The DELL edge gateways are one of the best when it comes to monitoring and managing efficient IoT data.
The Dell Edge gateway running Ubuntu core of a good choice for industrial grade BLE gateway for industrial monitoring. With the help of data visualisation tools, shop floor managers can easily facilitate condition monitoring, track & trace and other functions for Industry 4.0 practices.
Dell Edge 3000 series gateways are intelligent devices designed to aggregate, secure, analyze and relay data from diverse sensors and equipment at the edge of the network. These gateways bridge both legacy systems and modern sensors to the internet, helping you to get business insights from the real-time, pervasive data in your machines and equipment. We integrate sensor devices from leading vendors to provide data management and visualisation solutions. We can also provide API’s for cloud/analytics platform integration. All our solutions are developed in open-source platforms
Call us to know more about our competencies in providing industrial grade asset monitoring and tracking solutions for manufacturing and warehousing industries.