BLE for Asset & Personnel Tracking in Automotive

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[Audio] Hi. My name is Randall Smith, and I represent GAORFID. I am presenting a groundbreaking system that increases efficiency and security in industries involving the automotive industry. That system is called Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE GAORFID is a world leader in RFID products, systems and solutions GAORFID offers a large selection of RFID hardware including readers and tags which covers a broad range of frequencies. We also offer specialty RFID readers and beacons that are customized to meet various specific needs of every industry. GAORFID also offers RFID peripherals such as RFID printers, relay controllers, antennas, transmission terminals. Many market reports have listed GAORFID as a top RFID Manufacturer. BLE is a two-wave network that allows one to coordinate a network of devices to perform tedious tasks BLE is standardized for a variety of applications which leads to low development and operational costs BLE utilizes sophisticated data encryption allowing for some of the industry's tightest security. BLE allows for multiple applications to concurrently operate in parallel and not block each other. BLE is also configured to run simultaneously with Wi-Fi . Both can use the same 2.4-GHz frequency band, although their communication protocols are independent of each other..

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[Audio] The Asset Tracking system utilizing BLE consists of three parts: The first part is one or multiple handheld PCs, such as tablet PCs, PDAs (personal digital assistants), EDAs (enterprise digital assistants) or pistol grip intelligent terminals. The handheld PC is preinstalled with both an RFID reader and the GAO Medical Diagnostic Laboratories Asset Management Software. Rather than a handheld pc, the tracking system can be a gateway, which transmits signals from the beacons to a location engine or third-party application. The second part is an RFID tag for each asset, also known as an asset beacon. These beacons can be customized to transmit information pertinent to the operator. An RFID object tag is attached to each asset for its identification. The third part is an RFID tag for each shelf or area where the item is located, also known as a location beacon. An RFID location tag is attached to a shelf or an area on which an asset is placed. UHF RFID location tags for indicating where an asset is located Once tags have been placed, a staff member can then walk through the areas where assets are located, with a handheld PC in his or her hand to automatically track all assets within range of the RFID reader..

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[Audio] BLuetooth Low Energy is commonly known as BLE. BLE's two-wave network enables it to command a network of devices BLE consumes far less power than comparable Radio Frequency technology, such as WiFi. BLE has the potential for use in industrial applications, where location and speed are critical for efficiency and structure of factory workings. Beacons allow organizations to integrate BLE technology without the need for much extra hardware Most modern communication technologies are BLE-enabled..

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[Audio] Bluetooth Low Energy has a number of benefits when compared with Bluetooth Classic Bluetooth Classic Performs basic point to point communications such as audio streaming and data transfer Bluetooth Classic is primarily utilized for audio streaming. Classic Bluetooth consumes high power and transmits to long ranges, which is suited for Bluetooth headsets and speakers. Bluetooth Low Energy ( BLE) is more functional and it caters to broader types of devices BLE was designed to provide low frequency services to products where speed is not the priority. BLE is meant for creating networks and broadcasts rather than point-to-point communications that Bluetooth classic was created. BLE has the point-to-point functionality of Bluetooth classic. BLE utilizes two-way device communication. More sophisticated beacons can receive instructions from the gateway One can also create large scale, device networks with BLE..

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[Audio] BLE Hardware – Consists of a BLE beacon AND a BLE Gateway BLE Beacons are small radio transmitters that are deployed at various points within an area Beacons transmit data packets that indicate the status of the beacon. Beacons can provide highly accurate location as narrow as 1 cm. Beacons can be utilized in fixed positions, such as locations of parts within a factory, and mobile locations, such as monitoring the progress of components at various steps of the manufacturing process. A BLE Gateway is a low power device that connects beacons devices to a cloud. Gateways Connect BLE beacons to any BLE product through: Ethernet Usb dongle Wifi.

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[Audio] The Asset Tracking system utilizing BLE consists of two parts: The first part is one or multiple handheld PCs, such as tablet PCs, PDAs (personal digital assistants), EDAs (enterprise digital assistants) or pistol grip intelligent terminals. The handheld PC is preinstalled with both an RFID reader and the GAO Medical Diagnostic Laboratories Asset Management Software. Rather than a handheld pc, the tracking system can be a gateway, which transmits signals from the beacons to a location engine or third-party application. The second part is an RFID tag for each asset, also known as an asset beacon. These beacons can be customized to transmit information pertinent to the operator. An RFID object tag or beacon is attached to each asset for its identification. A RFID tag, also known as a location beacon, is attached to a shelf or area where the item is located. Once tags have been placed, a staff member can then walk through the areas where assets are located, with a handheld PC in his or her hand to automatically track all assets within range of the RFID reader..

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[Audio] A simpler way of stating the BLE Tracking system is the following. All beacons share a common task, which is relaying information unique to that beacon to a gateway. That RFID tag, or beacon, communicates that information to a gateway, which then relays that information to a server or cloud And the gateway transmits signals from the beacons to a location engine or third-party application. The application software makes use of the locations and time stamp information of each asset and produces information useful for automotive manufacturers or rental companies..

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[Audio] The People Tracking system utilizing BLE consists of two parts much like the asset tracking system: The people tracking system utilizes handheld PCs to directly track beacons The handheld PC acts as both a RFID reader and is installed with asset management software. Rather than utilizing handheld PCs, the people tracking system can utilize: A gateway, which transmits signals from the beacons to a location engine or third-party application. Any variation of beacon, customized or not, transmit information pertinent to the operator. The placement of the tags allows either a staff member or gateway to automatically track all people with beacons who are in range of the RFID reader..

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[Audio] To summarize the BLE people tracking system, Each person to be tracked is given a particular identifier that relays unique, pertinent information to a gateway or handheld PC. Where the gateway relays the ID of the tag to a server or a cloud. And the cloud running the software makes use of the data pertinent to tracking all individuals assigned a beacon..

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[Audio] The next potential application that GAU RFID focuses on is the asset tracking system..

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[Audio] In the automotive industry, leveraging the BLE/ Gateway system creates a well organized asset tracking system to create a structure critical to the functionality of the industry. BLE beacons are assigned to critical tools such as robotics and products being created on an assembly line in order to track all assets essential to manufacturing automotive products. All beacons share information deemed pertinent to RFID gateways. The gateways relay this information via RFID to a cloud server. Many factories utilized for manufacturing automobiles are irregular spaces with many obstructions. The nature of such spaces hampers the functionality and connectivity to other systems utilizing wireless technology such as Wi-fi, a technology dependent on non-interfering spaces for its functionality. BLE circumvents such technology with beacon-gateway non-spatial dependent connectivity..

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[Audio] This is an accurate depiction of the environment that relies on BLE technology for a successful asset tracking system. As you can see, beacons are assigned to various items and tools, and each beacon can reliably connect with a gateway..

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[Audio] Large factories share similar problems to automotive factories that are overcome by a properly configured BLE tracking system. Moving factory assets must be tracked to manage daily locations of assets. Beacons used in a factory setting have a range of 100- 300 meters from a gateway. The server will calculate and present the tracking information on an application platform..

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[Audio] This BLE warehouse tracking system is configured in a similar way to a tracking system for an automotive factory..

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[Audio] This is an illustration of a BLE tracking system dedicated to monitoring the location of people within an automotive factory. The difference between people monitoring is that the beacons are worn temporarily and are removed as soon as the person leaves the factory..

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[Audio] For BLE personnel tracking, beacons such as wristbands, badges, and keychains can be worn by doctors, nurses, other staff and patients. The BLE tracking system enables real time tracking within the premises of the factory. Productivity can be measured by tracking who is at what location while measuring the productivity at that location Consoles can be effectively utilized for monitoring of all activities of each person..

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[Audio] BLE People tracking systems mimic asset tracking systems in that locations of people are not hindered by asset blocking direct connectivity with gateways. BLE people tracking configurations emphasize the monitoring of moving beacons in the BLE tracking systems..

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[Audio] The various applications suitable for BLE tracking systems is diverse in the automotive industry. In addition to monitoring various aspects of a manufacturing buildings. BLE tracking systems are ideal for monitoring automotive rental fleets, repair shops, and the latest concept of car sharing..

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[Audio] BLE beacons assist in keeping track of idle times, as well as optimizing the customer letting process. By pinpointing a vehicle's location and incorporating this information into the logistics process, the car can be rented out with pinpoint accuracy. Downtime is reduced to a minimum, and that leads to a substantial reduction in the required vehicle fleet while maintaining the same number of rental days..

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[Audio] The BLE beacons for car rental locations have a range of up to 330 to 990 distance from the gateway. The BLE tracking system relies on a gateway to connect to a server for tracking the location of the cars on the lot..

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[Audio] BLE Beacons For People Tracking GAORFID SKU# 127047 Personnel Card type beacon/tag operates at 2.45GHz, the SKU#127047 card tag is a new generation beacon that is loaded with Bluetooth 5.0 hardware platform, and supports to advertise standard iBeacon. SKU#127047 Card beacon tag combines standard iBeacon, Eddystone ( UID, URL, TLM) all together and simultaneously. The push button can be used for panic / emergency / SOS need. LF( 125KHz), HF( 13.56MHz), UHF( 868~ 960MHz) RFID features are optional either. Main Features: Standard iBeacon, free band of 2.45GHz Bluetooth 4.0/ 5.0 chipset The max. 100 meters reading distance with SKU# 217030 gateway or any other Bluetooth Featured devices (e.g. iPhones, Android smart devices, etc.) IP67 waterproof housing Built-in Panic Button design Optional NFC integration or other frequency RFID chips Ultra-low power consumption chipset nRF52 series 4 year of battery life time BLE Gateway For Indoor Asset Tracking GAORFID SKU# 217030 This Gateway operates at 2.45GHz, 217030 is a Bluetooth low energy ( BLE) to 3G/ 4G cellular/ LTE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PoE connectivity gateway or signal receiver. The 217030 gateway collects the data from GAORFID's iBeacon, Eddystone, BLE sensors, and any other BLE devices, and sends it to the local server or remote cloud server by MQTT/ HTTPS protocol over 3G/4G, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PoE. It is easy to configure the 217030 gateway via a web/phone UI, and it supports remote configuration. Its slim design allows itself to be used in indoor environment. Its Main Features are 0 super Long reading distance Feature, up to 300 meters (985 feet) with tags Open protocol: Local server or HTTPS/MQTT to cloud Bi-directional: reads advertisement data and sends command Configuration: Web portal or phone app Interfaces: Built-in Ethernet/PoE/Wi-Fi or optional USB dongle of 3G/ 4G/LTE module BLE Gateway For Outdoor Asset GAORFID SKU# 217031 IP54 GAORFID SKU# 217031 IP54 rated water/ dust proof Gateway operates at 2.45GHz, 217031 is a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to 3G/4G cellular/LTE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PoE connectivity gateway or signal receiver. The 217031 gateway collects the data from GAORFID's iBeacon, Eddystone, BLE sensors, and any other BLE devices, and sends it to the local server or remote cloud server by MQTT/HTTPS protocol over 3G/4G, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PoE. Main Features: 0 super Long reading distance Feature, up to 300 meters ( 985 feet) with tags Open protocol: Local server or HTTPS/MQTT to cloud Bi-directional: reads advertisement data and sends command Configuration: Web portal or phone app Interfaces: Built-in Ethernet/PoE/Wi-Fi or optional USB dongle of 3G/4G/LTE module.

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[Audio] Thank you for your time. Do you have any questions?.

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BLE Beacons For Indoor People Tracking. GAORFID SKU#127047 Personnel Card type beacon/tag operates at 2.45GHz, the SKU#127047 card tag is a new generation beacon that is loaded with Bluetooth 5.0 hardware platform, and supports to advertise standard iBeacon. SKU#127047 Card beacon tag combines standard iBeacon, Eddystone (UID, URL, TLM) all together and simultaneously. The push button can be used for panic / emergency / SOS need. LF(125KHz), HF(13.56MHz), UHF(868~960MHz) RFID features are optional either. Main Features: Standard iBeacon, free band of 2.45GHz Bluetooth 4.0/5.0 chipset The max. 100 meters reading distance with SKU#217030 gateway or any other Bluetooth Featured devices (e.g. iPhones, Android smart devices, etc.) IP67 waterproof housing Built-in Panic Button design Optional NFC integration or other frequency RFID chips Ultra-low power consumption chipset nRF52 series 4 year of battery life time.

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BLE Gateway For Indoor Asset & People Tracking. GAORFID SKU# 217030 Gateway operates at 2.45GHz, 217030 is a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to 3G/4G cellular/LTE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PoE connectivity gateway or signal receiver. The 217030 gateway collects the data from GAORFID’s iBeacon, Eddystone, BLE sensors, and any other BLE devices, and sends it to the local server or remote cloud server by MQTT/HTTPS protocol over 3G/4G, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PoE. It is easy to configure the 217030 gateway via a web/phone UI, and it supports remote configuration. Its slim design allows itself to be used in indoor environment. Main Features 0 super Long reading distance Feature, up to 300 meters (985 feet) with tags Open protocol: Local server or HTTPS/MQTT to cloud Bi-directional: reads advertisement data and sends command Configuration: Web portal or phone app Interfaces: Built-in Ethernet/PoE/Wi-Fi or optional USB dongle of 3G/4G/LTE module.

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BLE Gateway For Outdoor Asset & People tracking. GAORFID SKU# 217031 IP54 GAORFID SKU# 217031 IP54 rated water/dust proof Gateway operates at 2.45GHz, 217031 is a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to 3G/4G cellular/LTE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PoE connectivity gateway or signal receiver. The 217031 gateway collects the data from GAORFID’s iBeacon, Eddystone, BLE sensors, and any other BLE devices, and sends it to the local server or remote cloud server by MQTT/HTTPS protocol over 3G/4G, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PoE. Main Features: 0 super Long reading distance Feature, up to 300 meters (985 feet) with tags Open protocol: Local server or HTTPS/MQTT to cloud Bi-directional: reads advertisement data and sends command Configuration: Web portal or phone app Interfaces: Built-in Ethernet/PoE/Wi-Fi or optional USB dongle of 3G/4G/LTE module.