Automation & Control
The asset tracking system for indoor positioning (also called indoor positioning) enables the localization of objects, vehicles and people in buildings and wherever GPS does not work reliably due to the lack of visual contact with the GPS satellites. The system offers a choice of different location methods and technologies and can be operated based on BLE, RFID or QR codes. The objects to be tracked are provided with appropriate beacons, tags or labels and recorded as soon as they are close to a gateway or send a signal to a gateway.
The "Asset Tracking" module of the pironex-iot.de platform offers a real-time overview of all registered assets and displays them on a map or in the form of a list. The platform offers a convenient search function that includes all device properties.
The dashboards can be adapted to customer needs. In this way, the current location of a specific device and/or any changes that have occurred can be traced at any time through various evaluations and forms of representation.
Gateways / Anchors
Depending on the use case and on-site requirements, two different asset tracking gateways are available. piTerminal with a 4.3" display enables not only the reliable detection of RFID tags, but also professional human-machine interaction and can be used as a control computer or as a classic information terminal. The small piSmart-Gateway is battery-operated and is location-independent.
Labels & Tags
Active Bluetooth beacons send signals (range of up to 30 m) with an individual identifier to the gateways at regular intervals. The detected position of the object is transmitted to the cloud. Passive RFID tags are recorded and evaluated by readers. Any object with an RFID tag is recognized as soon as it is close to a gateway with an integrated RFID reader.
The mobile native apps for Android or iOS map all functions of the online platform. In addition, the smartphones with the installed app can be used as asset gateways/anchors as part of the Real Time Locating System (RTLS). QR codes can be used in connection with the app. By scanning the QR code, the app reports the current position of the cell phone to the server.
The pironex-iot.de platform enables active planning, control and logging of work-sharing processes within RTLS (Real-Time Locating System) projects. All tasks that have to be fulfilled when executing individual processes can be recorded and structured here. The use of industrial apps in the daily work environment has the advantage that the use of smartphone technology from the private environment, which workers are used to, is easy for industrial use.