Says Holger Schlueter Many industrial companies are looking for economically viable answers and solutions to collect location information as well as tracking and sensor data." Lufthansa Industry Solutions was therefore looking to integrate a new solution into its IoT offering that is also suitable for hazardous areas. Important criteria were high precision, low battery consumption, certified explosion protection and integration into a digitization strategy. When selecting a suitable provider, Lufthansa quickly came across the explosion-proof, interlocking solution portfolio (smartphones.
Tablets beacons, peripheral devices, applications Latest Mailing Database and software) from ecom as part of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group. "We are on the safe side with the Loc-Ex® BLE Beacons from ecom. Localization solutions customary on the market are often limited to location information. The Loc-Ex ® BLE Beacons, on the other hand, offer an Ex-certified, cost-effective and largely maintenance-free solution that is unique on the market option to collect data from assets and connect it to backend systems ," emphasizes Schlueter. Real-time solution for short-range localization The real-time localization system was specially developed for the precise short-range localization of objects.
By attaching small Bluetooth beacons, assets become intelligent, localizable objects that can provide information such as temperature or liquid level and even react to events such as button presses, brightness, shock or changes in position. In addition to the spatial information, additional data on local process parameters are transmitted in real time. The Bluetooth . standard ensures thatwith both current and special tablets and smartphones for hazardous areas, thus forming a consistent system for the digitization strategy. "We can configure our Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons Loc and Loc-Ex® specifically to customer requirements ," confirms Paulo Jorge de Almeida, System Engineer at ecom. "The Bluetooth beacons can control devices via the built-in return.