2 July Indoor and Outdoor Tracking on an Industrial Site July 2, 2021 By Gina Wurms industry, logistics |server based|, |Bluetooth Low Energy| 0 By using road stud beacons, goods on industrial sites can be reliably located, even across wide open spaces. At a glance seamless tracking of goods across indoor and outdoor areas outdoor localization using road stud beacons Problem Definition Asset tracking requires both transmitter hardware, which is attached to the assets to be tracked, and receiver hardware, which is placed at regular intervals throughout the site. Typically, receiver hardware is mounted on walls, ceilings or pillars. In large, open areas outdoors, there are often no suitable options where the hardware can be installed. Solution infsoft Road Stud Beacon To ensure the tracking of goods seamlessly across indoor and outdoor areas, infsoft Road Stud Beacons are used on the outside areas. The hardware can easily be mounted on the ground. As the road stud beacons are highly durable and resistant to weights of over five tons, they won't be damaged by vehicles driving on top of them. The road stud beacons can be used to reliably determine the position of goods which are transported by forklifts and temporarily stored outdoors. The location of the goods can be tracked at any time via a browser application or mobile app. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are attached to the boxes to be tracked. The beacons emit signals that are received by infsoft Road Stud Beacons placed at regular intervals on the ground. From there, the data is forwarded to an infsoft Locator Node 1400 that is installed at a central location and sent to the infsoft LocAware platform®. There, the data is intelligently processed and the position is determined. The current location and the movement of the goods over time can be monitored in infsoft Tracking. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Tracking of Visitor Flows in Factory Sites This use case by infsoft describes an indoor tracking system at an airport which delivers real-time location information about equipment. Read More Indoor Navigation and Asset Tracking in Hospitals In healthcare facilities, the use of an intelligent tracking system allows for asset localization as well as wayfinding throughout the hospital building. 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 Indoor Navigation and Staff Tracking at a Trade Fair This use case describes the implementation of an indoor navigation and tracking solution at a trade fair. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Tugger Trains Indoor navigation for tugger trains for warehouse optimization. In addition, an asset tracking solution enables the retrieval of the location, service life and movement history of goods. 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 Comments are closed.