infsoft Locator Node 1400
infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 can receive Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals from mobile transmitters. This enables positioning of Wi-Fi tags and beacons which can be attached to objects or carried by people, as well as the localization of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capable mobile devices. In addition, a back channel can be used for bidirectional information exchange between infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 and Bluetooth transmitters such as the infsoft E-Ink Display Beacons.
Integrated into the infsoft LocAware platform® a wide range of application scenarios become possible. These include tracking solutions, analysis functionalities and Location Based Services.
In order to determine the position of an asset or a person, the Locator Node 1400 collects the data it receives from a transmitter and forwards the information to the infsoft LocAware platform®. This is where the data is processed and the location of the transmitter is determined. Moreover, a link to systems from third-party providers such as Cisco (CMX, DNA Spaces, MSE, Meraki), HP Aruba or Xirrus is possible.
The infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 are equipped with sensors that are suitable for a variety of application scenarios:
infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 can detect the signals from Wi-Fi Tags and Wi-Fi enabled devices. Localization is possible for devices running on all common operating systems (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc.). When using Wi-Fi for positioning, an accuracy of 5-15 meters can be achieved. To guarantee compliance with data protection guidelines, the Locator Nodes work with a hash algorithm (SHA-1), which converts MAC addresses of all devices into anonymous device IDs. As a result, it is not possible to identify the original MAC address and thus the owner of the device.
Read more about positioning using Wi-Fi
Assets or people can be tracked using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons. infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 are equipped with Bluetooth 5, but can also detect beacons with Bluetooth 4. The advantage of Bluetooth 5 is an increased range, transmission capacity and speed of data transfer.
With a battery life of two to eight years, beacons are very energy-efficient hardware components.
Furthermore, infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 can be used to control and reconfigure beacons that are installed at a fixed position in the building, for example for navigation solutions.
Read more about positioning using Bluetooth Low Energy
The infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 must be connected to a power supply. Furthermore, they have to be connected to a network in order to be able to transmit data to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Data communication can take place via Wi-Fi or Ethernet (PoE):
In order to communicate with the infsoft LocAware platform®, the infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 can be integrated into the Wi-Fi network as a client. In the software tool Locator Nodes the Locator Nodes can also be managed, configured and serviced.
A RJ45 port allows data transfer via Ethernet. In addition, the Locator Node can be powered via Ethernet (Power over Ethernet (PoE)).
Technical Features of the infsoft Locator Node 1400
- approx. 150mm x 150mm x 36mm (LxWxH) Weight:
- 180g Connections:
- power supply: 802.3af/at PoE or 5V 1A DC Adapter
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
- 10/100M RJ45 network port
- two USB ports, one TF card slot Sensors:
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4/5 Installation:
- can be mounted on ceiling or wall (magnetic mount sold separately) Price:
- unit price 130 €, mount 18 €
infsoft Locator Node 1400 Firmware
The infsoft Locator Nodes 1400, just like our other receiver hardware products, are equipped with firmware developed by infsoft. The analysis in OSI layer 2 enables a maximum detection rate of mobile devices. In addition, using channel-hopping, devices can be detected via all radio channels and filtering of relevant device types is also possible.
Use Cases for infsoft Locator Nodes 1400
infsoft Locator Nodes 1400 allow a wide range of use cases in a variety of industries:
By attaching beacons with motion sensors to office chairs, it can be determined whether a workplace is occupied or available. This information is particularly relevant for office concepts that are based on alternating workstations and for utilization analyses.
Software solution used: Indoor Analytics, Sensors
Sensors used: Bluetooth Low Energy (Beacons)
Use case: Workplace Occupancy Sensing