Infiswift Technologies helps enterprises keep track of their moving and stationary assets. Whether you have hundreds or millions of assets, using the Infiswift IoT+AI Fabric, we can develop the most elegant solution that scales cost-effectively as you add more assets. Partnering with a variety of vendors who specialize in Bluetooth Beacon Technology, we offer you a full turnkey solution that includes hardware, gateways, servers, mobile applications, database, machine-learning-based advanced analytics, and operational support.
A service company manages hundreds of workers and vehicles, utilizing thousands of tools across always-changing sites and geographical regions. Tools regularly change between vehicles and sites, and the company needs the ability to track location for all assets in real time. They need to be able to track the last known location of lost tools, correlate with which worker/vehicle carried those tools, the time it was last seen, etc. They also want advanced analytics on tool usage so that they can better plan for investment in expansion costs.
Inexpensive Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons are attached to the physical assets that need to be tracked. The vehicles are fitted with a GPS-enabled gateways, which utilize existing cellular connectivity. The gateway application is part of Infiswift Technologies’ firmware running on the gateway device that listens to the beacons from the assets and transmits that information to the Infiswift IoT+AI Fabric using the MQTT protocol over a secure TLS connection.
Once the data reaches the Fabric, it is reconciled with the data from other gateways to disambiguate. This step is needed if for example when two vehicles are parked nearby, both gateways in the individual vehicles may pick up the same BLE Beacon from an asset, so we use AI techniques to disambiguate and attribute to the right vehicle.
The beacon data feeds the machine learning components in the Fabric, which drives the following outcomes:
- Using predictive analytics, we predict the losses in real-time. When workers go to a site and forget a tool at the site and start driving away from it, we can detect such conditions and alert the worker so they can recover the tool on time.
- Using anomaly detection, we detect anomalies in asset movement and alert the back office of possible theft or misuse. This helps the service company save thousands of dollars on stolen tools.
- A complete copy of the tool/vehicle location collected data is synchronized with the customer’s on-prem database so that existing Line-of-Business (LOB) applications can use the location data of the workers and vehicles in their workflow.