19 March Tracking of Equipment for Maintenance Orders March 19, 2021 By Katja Streich cleaning and maintenance, logistics |client based|, |Bluetooth Low Energy| 0 A mobile app for maintenance service providers ensures that all necessary work equipment is carried in the service vehicle. At a glance client-based localization of work equipment automatic material cross-checking via app Problem Definition For maintenance service providers, it is essential that they always carry the right equipment with them on their assignments. Forgotten material causes additional trips and costs. Manually checking the loaded equipment against previously created checklists would be an option, but is neither time-saving nor error-proof. Solution A mobile application automatically checks whether the employee has loaded the necessary equipment into their vehicle. If items are missing, the app user receives a push notification on their smartphone. The solution involves attaching Bluetooth beacons to the equipment. This not only allows the smartphone to detect the work equipment but also to assign additional information to it, such as the date of acquisition. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are attached to the work equipment. An app installed on the maintenance technician's mobile device scans for beacons in the vicinity and automatically compares the detected items with a checklist of materials required for the job. In the app, the user can see whether all the required items are in the vehicle or which equipment is still missing. Carrying out maintenance jobs on site can also be facilitated with the help of an app. Related use case: Automated Workflow Management for Maintenance Orders in Healthcare Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Automated Workflow Management for Maintenance Orders in Healthcare A workflow management app helps to quickly locate medical equipment to be serviced and to ensure efficient maintenance workflows. Read More Tracking of Work Equipment in a Hotel In a hotel, a tracking system improves the visibility of important work equipment. Read More Indoor Tracking of Tool Boxes in the Hangar Maintenance work on aircraft and their components is important to keep the aircraft safe and ready for daily flight operations. Efficient solutions for maintenance work can significantly reduce downtimes. Read More Vehicle and Equipment Monitoring at an Airport This use case by infsoft describes an indoor tracking system at an airport which delivers real-time location information about equipment. Read More Asset Tracking and Indoor Navigation in a Clinic A large clinical complex with several hundreds of thousands square meters has a lot of departments. Those departments on the one hand share certain medical equipment, for example a mobile X-ray machine. Indoor positioning services help to locate that medical equipment. Read More Tracking and Digital Labeling of Containers in Logistics Tracking and automatic, digital labeling of containers can facilitate processes in logistics environments. Read More Comments are closed.