Indoor location system for shop floor productivity
Improve workplace safety, productivity, maintenance & inspections
- Easy to deploy, wireless indoor pallet & workforce tracking system
- Accurate location of moving & stationary objects on shop floor
- Accuracy of 2.5 x 2.5 meters for locating indoor objects.
- Integrated inventory & asset monitoring system
- Lowest cost / sq meter indoor positioning solution in the world
- No electrical or wiring or networking cables need to be laid
- Tags & anchors with 5 – 10 year battery life
- Add-on for Temperature, humidity, pressure & movement
Location GPS solutions
Pay as you go indoor positioning solutions now available. Now you can easily measure the ROI of Indoor location tracking systems through our subscription models. The DIY installation kits can be shipped anywhere in the world and access the Indoor positioning platform on the cloud.
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)
- Map your shop floor into zones of 3.5 x 3.5 meter squares
- Logon to our secure indoor tracking platform with your user-id
- Deploy the anchor tags accordingly at 7 feet height on the wall
- Assign tags to objects like equipment, people, etc to be tracked
- Attach the tags to the intended objects for tracking & monitoring
- No complicated cabling or electrical wiring needed
- You are ready to go !!
What is indoor positioning system / indoor location tracking ?. They essentially comprise a Bluetooth mesh network, which is integrated with sn Indoor positioning software & data visualization tools, wireless gateway, sensors (Choice of inventory tags, temperature, movement, pressure, intruder detection sensors), and anchors that can be deployed on walls or pillars to define virtual zones on the shop floor.
Indoor positioning in factories, shipyards, mines
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. Read about massive deployment
Easily locate inventory & assets in factories and warehouses
Indoor positioning & 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.
There are different kinds of indoor GPS positioning 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.
Large scale indoor positioning systems
The pallets 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.
Indoor positioning system & location accuracy
The accuracy of the location would vary between a few centimeters to 2.5 meters or higher. More the accuracy, the higher will be the cost of the solution and related maintenance costs. Pallet tracking in production areas would normally require 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.
Indoor location 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, and the ability to expand the area of operations as new vendor locations, departments, and inventory are added to 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 environmental 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.
Call us to know what is indoor positioning system, its benefits in inventory management, and fixed asset tracking to help improve productivity, enhance workplace safety & reduce operating costs to your competitive advantage.