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How to track small, high-value devices.

Have you ever wondered how to track small, high-value devices in locations where there may be varying signal strengths from Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers?

Data can come from any number of IoT devices, such as sensors and actuators. Data can come from anything from temperature, pressure, motion and distance. Typically, sensors are connected through a gateway because they cannot communicate directly over the Internet. Getting the connector to communicate over the wide area network or the internet requires connecting in an open interoperable, scalable and secure way.

  1. Optimize routes - reducing time lost due to traffic or inefficient routing.

  2. Providing status or information when a machine is not working - identifying what the problem is.

  3. Reducing theft and loss by being able to accurately track assets and receive alerts if they stray from a known area or route.

  4. Increase customer loyalty and engagement through proactive service calls and rapid response to problems.

Some of the common use cases where Extheria location technology can be applied:

A common use case for localization in the IoT space is tracking and locating expensive industrial tools and equipment that are often located at larger sites. For an organization with an extensive warehouse that stretches for miles and contains expensive pieces of equipment, it is very inefficient if a piece of machinery or a tool cannot be located quickly when it is needed.

Supply chain and logistics is another use case where understanding the location of assets at any given time is critical to prevent theft, misplacement or malfunction. Product intelligence enables an organization to increase efficiency and track assets or items on their journey from plant to warehouse to final location. Using location tracking provides a much better understanding of where products end up, especially when dealing with distribution networks where the producer of a product does not sell directly to the end user. Being able to track location close to the sale helps organizations get a clearer picture of who their end customer really is.

Preventive maintenance is an area well suited for the application of IoT capabilities because it is critical that high-value or high-demand assets function optimally and are available without unplanned interruptions due to breakdowns. Sensors placed on valuable, high-demand equipment can provide information about asset usage, location, status, and maintenance. For example, a large campus or medical center may have several dialysis machines that are in constant use. If sensors are installed on the dialysis machines, the hospital can monitor machine status and know when mainten

ance is due. In addition, an organization can move from time-based maintenance (where maintenance is scheduled and performed whether it is needed or not), to condition-based maintenance, where care is performed when it is needed. In this way, machinery is maintained when it is needed, saving time and resources.

Our technologies enable the application of hybrid locations in the IoT thus opening up new areas of opportunity for your assets and business.

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