Category: Resources

What is a node?

What is a node? We have implemented nodes as a strategy to make perimeter tracking possible without access to services such as power and internet. Nodes are a long-range, lightweight, battery-powered listening device. The node receives ‘bluetooth advertising’ from tags, this allows the node to calculate the real-time location of each asset that has a...

What is the global positioning system (GPS)?

What is the global positioning system (GPS)? GPS is a global positioning system designed for use for the wider public to help guide and show our real-time location. A GPS system works by receiving signals from nearby satellites. These messages tell two things, the exact location of the satellite as it sent the message and...

What is Bluetooth?

What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth is the standard of a short ranged system designed to send data. Bluetooth is innovative and uses radio waves to transmit the data between devices. Bluetooth’s purpose is to send pieces of information between devices for ease of access, things such as music, images, and documents. Bluetooth is designed to transmit...

What is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

What is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFID is a way of tracking assets, using electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. A scalable and cost-effective solution to tracking needs. There are two forms of RFID: passive and active. Active Rfid systems use battery-powered Rfid tags that broadcast a signal. Active...

Why Use Bluetooth for Asset Tracking

4 Reasons Bluetooth will Improve Asset Tracking Simplifying and streamlining asset tracking practices in the most cost-effective way is a major concern for most business today. Installing tracking infrastructure, especially if it relies on RFID technology, is costly and time consuming. Fortunately, the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth Mesh has transformed asset...