Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS

By Doug

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A manufacturer of construction equipment is using Bluetooth beacons to track the real-time movements of scaffolding products within a portion of its production facility and warehouse, with plans for a larger deployment. The firm is attaching Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to crates in which scaffolding products are stored and shipped, with beacon-reading smartphones mounted on walls and gates, and beacon-reading tablets or mobile phones in workers’ hands. An app running on the mounted reading devices uses the received signal strength indicator (RSSI) to approximate each tag’s location within the facility in real time. Workers can then use their tablets, with a separate app to locate identify crates.