30 January Data Linking of Beacons 1 MIN READ January 30, 2020 By Julia Lachmann products, project planning |Beacons| 0 In the past, we have received a large number of requests from our customers asking whether beacons can be used for more than one project. We can answer this question with a definite yes. The reuse of beacons is intended, reasonable and is supported by us with a number of technical possibilities. In this blog entry, we would like to briefly summarize the various ways in which beacons can be reused in other projects: Option 1 The probably easiest method is to scan the barcode or QR code of a beacon with the camera of a smartphone and the infsoft app. Once the beacon has been captured via the app, it is possible to assign a new item or asset to the beacon directly in the app. The data linking then takes place via the infsoft LocAware platform®, which forms the interface to the application. Option 2 If the beacon does not have an identification code, it can be assigned an order ID (imprint, label) and identified via this ID. The procedure for reprogramming otherwise corresponds to option 1. Option 3 Also via an interface to an ERP system (e.g. Windows application) the beacon can be assigned a new task with an order ID. In this case, the interface or program on the computer replaces the infsoft app. This creates a link between item data and information from the ERP system. This information could be an order number, for example. In this case, the data linking takes place between the Windows application and the ERP system. With these three methods, it should be possible for every company to reuse the beacon or use it in different projects. The useful life and flexibility of the beacons is thus extended and with it the profitability of the investment. If you have further questions, please contact us. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation with Beacons – How to Use Them in the Most Intelligent Way Indoor navigation with beacons – how to use them in the most intelligent way. Learn more about the most frequently adsked questions. Read More 5 Ways Beacons Enhance Customer Experience With beacons, the offline world can be connected with the online world in order to enable a holistic customer experience. Read More How to Configure and Install Beacons Correctly How to configure and install beacons correctly - read our hints for creating a successful IPS. Read More Smart Connected Locations – How infsoft Makes Location Based Data Valuable by Connecting Them “smart connected locations” is infsoft’s guiding principle and at the same time the name of our platform, which collects, integrates, connects, prepares and provides location based data. Read More Getting the Most out of Bluetooth Beacons: Angle of Arrival Technology This blog post by infsoft introduces the Angle of Arrival (AoA) technology that allows for advanced beacon-based asset tracking solutions. Read More Indoor Tracking Using Beacons or RFID – What Are the Differences? Indoor tracking using beacons or RFID – what are the differences? Learn more in our blog post including an infographic. Read More Comments are closed.