In the era of technology-driven transformations, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a transformative force. One of the key factors for the success of IoT is connectivity, as it brings together a vast array of devices. The effectiveness of wireless connectivity is determined by factors such as speed, security, compatibility, and power usage. Within the realm of supply chain operations, where end-to-end visibility is crucial, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) powered beacons have gained significant popularity. These beacons have become widely accepted as they enable traceability compliance. Supply chains worldwide have evolved from traditional barcodes to RFID and now embrace BLE technology. BLE tags or beacons function similarly to active RFID tags, but their appeal lies in their exceptional energy efficiency and low power consumption. From monitoring inventory movement in warehouses to tracking last-mile delivery, BLE is revolutionizing traceability in supply chains.
Having worked for more than 15 years in offering the needed visibility and intelligence in supply chains, we understand the needs of your business and ways to bring automation to your processes. We have worked with organizations across diverse industry verticals helping them automate their operations using BLE technology. From tracking patients at multi-specialty hospitals to tracking the movement of goods and assets in manufacturing units, BLE beacons and tags have been deployed at scale to help businesses get much-needed visibility in their processes. In industries such as food and pharmaceuticals where processes are extremely sensitive to parameters like temperature, humidity, and light among others, BLE beacons have enormous potential in transferring accurate data in real time.
Bluetooth as a feature is present on general mobile phones, thereby making BLE beacons readable with even your cell phone.
Being extremely energy efficient, BLE tags or beacons have extremely high read-ranges
BLE tags can be manufactured in bulk without any significant cost of implementation
BLE tags and beacons transfer an enormous amount of data in extremely low power modes