Texas based digital security firm HID Global on Wednesday announced its Internet of Things solutions (IoT) that help organizations in asset and equipment management. HID Location Services for Item Management precisely monitors the location and movement of assets and equipment across multiple locations or in a specific area, and the new HID Condition Monitoring Services provides real-time analysis of equipment performance and health.
“Every day, organizations seek to address pressing concerns around the misuse, tampering or theft of assets, as well as unforeseen equipment downtime. HID’s latest solutions make it possible to quickly locate items, provide valuable equipment data to optimize equipment efficiency, plus react quickly to critical events or instantly know when equipment fails,” said Mark Robinton, Director of Strategic Innovation with HID Global. “These capabilities are crucial for the daily operations in hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and a wide range of industrial organizations requiring instant, actionable data to streamline workflow and processes.”
The new HID Location Services capabilities dramatically enhance item and asset management by quickly locating a broad range of items, such as ladders, carts, and emergency hospital equipment. It also delivers predictive analysis to forecast the future location of an item in complex environments, such as manufacturing floors, airports, or large-scale retail outlets. In scenarios where an item’s location impacts workforce safety, facility managers can use geo-fences to easily deploy alerts by simply establishing policies that monitor incoming vehicles, hazardous materials or dangerous equipment in multiple locations.
HID Conditioning Monitoring Services help create predictive and actionable analysis for optimal performance of vending machines, conveyor belts, heating and cooling systems, medical equipment, and other equipment. In addition, the services make it possible to determine the health and predict failure of motors, generators and other motorized machinery, while also eliminating non-essential data to quickly identify potential issues and provide alerts so organizations can take action to reduce downtime.
The new solutions are enabled by Bluvision, an HID Global company, and are based on a common platform that delivers a seamless deployment and minimized deployment cost. The offerings leverage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to deliver precise, real-time location services, and include an HID Bluzone cloud service, Bluetooth beacons in multiple form factors, and BluFi gateways. The cloud-based model and minimal hardware requirements also eliminate expensive infrastructure setup of antennas, servers and wired infrastructure to further reduce the total cost of ownership. Installation simply entails plugging in AC-powered BLE/WiFi gateways and attaching beacons to items and equipment.