Asset Tracking

SMATS Asset Tracking

SMATS Asset Traffic Solution within iNode refers to the method of tracking physical assets, by scanning Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons attached to different assets. This technology can also be used for tracking  visitors or staff wearing a beacon or using a cell phone’s WiFi signals. TrafficXHub detects the devices Bluetooth and WiFi signals and sends information such as the signal source location, signal strength, the beacons’ battery level, and temperature to iNode for analysis.

How it Works

Step 1 – Install TrafficXHub Sensors at strategic locations

Step 2  Attach SMATS beacons (various types) to your assets or use cell phones WiFi MAC addresses

Step 4 – Whitelist the beacons or cell phones MAC addresses in iNode

Step 3 – TrafficXHub detects beacons BLE or cellphone WiFi signals

Step 4 – Sensors send the detection information to SMATS data analytics application (iNode) through cellular, LAN, or Wi-Fi networks

Step 5 – iNode processes the raw data from the sensors to generate tracking information and KPIs

Use Cases

  • Real-time inventory / equipment location tracking 
  • Vehicle fleet and heavy machinery tracking 
  • How assets moved within the monitoring area 
  • Container tracking  
  • Tracking workers in construction or manufacturing sites

Beacons

Bluetooth beacons are a class of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices that broadcast their identifier to nearby SMATS Bluetooth and WiFi detection sensors.

Beacon Features

  • On-demand activation (save battery life)
  • Adjustable Transmit Power (for sensor ranging)
  • 5-Year battery life
  • Battery life monitoring (alerts are provided when the battery is low)
  • Waterproof
  • Various shapes and mounting options (tracking vehicles, drivers, or assets)
  • Cost-Effective

TrafficXHub™

SMATS TrafficXHub ™ is designed to work in harsh environments. The sensor can be powered by solar, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and AC and communicates to iNode through LTE, LAN, or WiFi, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor installation. 

Sensors Features

  • BLE beacons detection (for asset tracking) 
  • WiFi MAC address detection (for people tracking without the need to carry a beacon tag) 
  • Up to 32GB of Internal Storage for keeping the data locally in case of network connection disruption
  • Remote configuration and control
  • Over The Air (OTA) firmware upgrade
  • Field-tested for harsh environment (IP68 – dust, dirt and water-resistant) 
  • PoE, Solar, AC power sources 
  • LTE, LAN, WiFi communication 
  • Pole and wall mounted 
  • FCC and IC compliant 

iNode™ for Asset Tracking

Upon receiving the beacons information from the sensors, iNode™ determines the location of the assets within the facility and their movement patterns.

 

Analytics Features

  • Last location of an asset 
  • Searchable on an asset 
  • Notification on entry/exit of an asset to a zone 
  • Notification on beacons low battery
  • History of the assets movements 
  • Flexible labeling system for categorizing the assets and sensors 
  • Powerful visualizations and reporting 
  • Role-based user management 
  • Unlimited number of users 

 

 

 

Related Products

iNode™ + Sensors 

Beacons

Analytics Data

One of the key attributes of our platform is the ability to generate analytics data based on algorithms for developing various traffic models.  Armed with predictive data, port authority operations personnel can position trucks and resources proactively to prevent queues and keep traffic moving.

Utilizing this data, the port authority team can develop schedule forecasts and capacity models for each of the terminals inside the port, then share it with the terminal operators to improve efficiency and optimization of the loading and unloading process.

By comparing forecast data for truck traffic with real-time data captured from our sensors inside the port, operations managers can also improve future forecasts.

Our main goal is to provide proper actionable analytics data so that the port authorities can improve their efficiency and increase capacity while enabling their Terminal Operators to be just as efficient with their trucking operations. 

Integrations 

Based on our iNode open architecture, we can integrate our data with the following:

  • Existing appointment and scheduling systems
  • Trucker appointment systems
  • Terminal operating systems (scheduling, containers OCR, etc.)
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS) for vessel tracking
  • Variable Message Signs (VMS) to share information with truck drivers on the way to the port.

How it Works

Step 1 – Install TrafficXHub Sensor

Step 2 – Detect Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals emitted from BLE Beacons

Step 3 – Sensors communicate to SMATS data analytics application (iNode) through cellular or Wi-Fi networks

Step 4 – iNode processes the sensors raw data to generate traffic information and KPI’s