The Internet of Things has immense potential for all industrial sectors. The need to track physical assets on the cloud, to allow economic optimizations, increase security and reduce environmental impact, will make tracking technologies such as beacons more and more widespread.
The advantage of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons is to allow presence and location verification with a very low investment compared to the use of classic IT technologies.
Beacons can be thought of as a beacon that transmits a radio signal rather than a beam of light. At a predetermined rate, they transmit a data packet containing their UUID (their “license plate”) and other information. This signal can reach distances of tens of meters while the battery can last several years.
The latest implementations of the Bluetooth protocol also allow the transmission of data from sensors connected to the beacons, such as thermometers, accelerometers or GPS.
These characteristics allow the beacons to transversally improve business processes, from logistics to human resources, with great potential in production. Another sector that will be impacted is that of customers.
Our strength is being able to create the right synergy between the customer and our technical department to create a product that meets the customer’s wishes by creating the right combination of hardware and software.
In fact, if the customer does not already have the proprietary software on which to run the beacon, or does not have the IT department within it, we can, thanks to our range of consolidated partners, provide a “turnkey” solution.
The Tekube’s beacon is completely customizable and scalable for every need, the PCB and the components that will be installed inside it can vary according to the customer’s needs and the necessary transmission power, even if in most cases our standard product with a range of 10 meters is more than enough.
The application areas are numerous and in progress, in fact if it must be mounted inside well insulated objects or machinery, it can be installed without houses for a further reduction of costs already contained in themselves.
All that remains is to test ourselves, it will in fact also be thanks to you if we create something unique together!
Estimates show that the economic impact of IoT applications in factories could reach between $ 1.2 trillion and $ 3.7 trillion annually by 2025¹.
By connecting the physical and the digital, businesses will be able to improve work efficiency and automation while optimizing storage space and techniques.
They can also achieve better localization, better workforce effectiveness, and greater data-driven decision making by making proper use of Bluetooth tools.
Large work environments present challenges in terms of efficient use of available space.
The ability to identify free spaces in real time means less time spent searching and waiting for occupied spaces to be free.
According to Steelcase, 40% of employees waste up to 30 minutes a day looking for space to collaborate. Beacons help organize meeting spaces more efficiently.
McKinsey estimates that the IoT can reduce inventory sorting costs by up to 30 percent by 2025, saving approximately $ 6-19 billion annually. ²
BLE technology can dramatically improve the way logistics companies work with asset monitoring by improving capacity sensing, planning, reporting, and fault detection. More importantly, Bluetooth beacon systems are easily scalable.
Estimates indicate that hospitals buy between 10 and 20% more equipment than they simply need, so staff will be more likely to find it³.
However, the Nursing Times found that 30% of nurses spend an hour or more each shift looking for equipment4.
Hospital costs continue to rise, including the cost per hospital bed which has increased 90% over the past 15 years to $ 3.14425.
An adequate infrastructure, with resource location capabilities, is required to eliminate this wasted time and the need to purchase extra equipment.
Macy has already installed beacons in nearly 800 of their stores. Walmart has partnered with GE to implement their own beacon tests. Tesco and Target also followed suit.
BI Intelligence analyzed that beacons earned $ 44 billion in retail in 2016, up from $ 4 billion in 2015.6
The first major uses of beacons were in retail and marketing, and retailers continue to use proximity technology to engage customers and deliver truly personalized experiences.
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