Indoor location system for smart industries
- Easy to deploy indoor tracking solutions
- Accurate location of moving and stationary objects
- Accuracy of 5 x 5 meters for locating objects.
- Integrated inventory & asset monitoring software
- Lowest cost / sq meter indoor positioning solution in the world
- No electrical or wiring or networking cables need to be laid
- Tags and anchors with 10 – 20 year battery life
- Add-on modules for Indoor Air Quality, Human presence & Earthquake detection
Indoor position tracking is an emerging technology that is used to locate moving and stationary objects within premises such as production area, warehouses, logistics yards, construction industries, etc. Let us look at some of the Indoor location tracking solutions for pallet tracking, inventory & asset monitoring.
Our Indoor position tracking starter kit comprises of Wireless gateway, 100 sensors (Choice of inventory tags, temperature, movement, door open close sensors ) and 15 Anchors that can be deployed on moving and stationary objects. This is integrated with our Indoor positioning platform & data visualization tools.
There are different kinds of indoor position technology available under two broad categories. First, it is the wired solution, where gateway devices are installed at designated locations on the shop floor of the manufacturing unit or hospital. Depending on the total layout of the space, hundreds of gateway devices will need to be deployed to ensure there is full coverage to track the moving or stationary objects.
Indoor positioning system – ownership vs rental models
Pay as you go indoor positioning solutions now available. Now you can easily measure the ROI of Indoor location systems through our rental models. The DIY installations kits can be shipped anywhere in the world and access the Indoor positioning platform on the cloud.
Large scale indoor positioning systems
The objects need to be fitted with tracking tags, which communicate to one or more of the gateway devices; and using cloud-enabled application software, the end-user will be able to see the location of the object on the shop floor map. Today highly reliable technologies are available from companies such as Wirepas that can scale to 1 million asset tracking tags on a single network.
Easy to deploy indoor positioning solutions
We have considerably simplified the installation process for you to deploy the indoor localization solution on your own using our integrated software.
- Switch on the Gateway and connect to the internet (LAN or WiFi)
- Activate the tags & anchors and set transmission frequency to 10 minutes
- Logon to our secure indoor tracking platform with your user-id
- Map your shop floor into zones of 5 x 5 meter squares
- Deploy the anchor tags accordingly at 7 feet height on the wall
- Attach the tags to the intended objects for tracking & monitoring
- Assign the tags to real names of equipment, people, etc to be tracked
- You are ready to go !!
Indoor position location accuracy
The accuracy of the location would vary between a few centimeters to 5 meters or higher. More the accuracy, the greater will be the cost of the solution and related maintenance costs. Pallet tracking in production areas would normally require an accuracy of 5 square meters.
Wired solutions involved extensive cabling, electrical inspections, LAN network, WiFi or Zigbee transmission protocols enabled in the factory or the warehouse where indoor position technology is enabled.
Whereas, wireless solutions using a mesh technology comprises of battery-operated anchors (instead of a powered gateway) and asset tags (location, movement, temperature, opening-closing and other functions provided) typically give a location accuracy of 5 meters – to depict the location within a room or a production area such as quality control, packing or dispatch. With the help of our software, the end customer can be given access to order specific information so as to update on the production status. This is very helpful for hi-tech industrial equipment manufacturers, where strict deadlines are the norm.
Pallet tracking and indoor positioning in factories
The battery life of the tags will attribute to the cost of ownership of the solution, which includes installation, deployment, maintenance, battery change and the ability to expand the area of operations as new departments and inventory are added in the manufacturing line. Pallet tracking in factories & warehouses can help reduce inventory costs.
The devices available in the markets are a mix when it comes to environment protection and standards. Bluetooth Low Energy is the preferred technology, is widely endorsed by industry leaders such as Google, Apple etc. A mesh enabled solution ensures the position network stays reliable even if one of the anchor devices fail. A battery low alert mechanism is provided by many vendors.
Indoor position for factories, hospitals, warehouses, construction
Besides tracking inventory & fixed assets, the indoor positioning solution can be deployed to monitor the movement of the workforce and contractors within the factory or warehouse shop floor. This will help in understanding the daily workflow and remove bottlenecks that will aid in productivity and elevate the morale at workplaces through greater transparency and trust.
Call us to know more about indoor location monitoring and asset tracking solutions to help improve productivity, reduce costs for your competitive advantage.