HID Global unveils Cloud-based asset management tech
The Cloud-based model of HID Location Services for Item Management and HID Condition Monitoring Services can help reduce the total cost of ownership
HID Global announced the launch of two Cloud-based asset and equipment management platforms as part of its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.
The Cloud-based model helps avoid hardware setups of servers and wired infrastructure, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.
HID Location Services for Item Management (pictured) monitors the location and movement of assets and equipment across multiple locations or in a specific area, and HID Condition Monitoring Services provides real-time analysis of equipment performance and health.
The former can "dramatically enhance item and asset management" by locating items such as ladders, carts, and emergency hospital equipment.
HID Location Services also also offers predictive analyses "to forecast the future location of an item in complex environments, such as manufacturing floors, airports, or a large-scale retail outlets", a company statement revealed.
It added: "In scenarios where an item’s location impacts workforce safety, facility managers can use geo-fences to easily deploy alerts by simply establishing policies that monitor incoming vehicles, hazardous materials, or dangerous equipment in multiple locations."
HID Conditioning Monitoring Services help create predictive and actionable analyses for the optimal performance of vending machines, conveyor belts, heating and cooling systems, and medical equipment, among other machines.
The health of motors, generators, and other motorised machinery can be determined – and their failure predicted – through the platform, which can also eliminate non-essential data to identify potential issues and provide alerts, thus reducing overall downtime.
Both systems are powered by Bluvision, an HID Global company, and based on a common platform that delivers seamless deployment at minimised costs.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is used by both systems to deliver real-time location, and the HID Bluzone cloud service, Bluetooth beacons, and BluFi gateways are also included in the products.
Remarking on the development, Mark Robinton, director of strategic innovation at HID Global, said: "Every day, organisations seek to address pressing concerns around the misuse, tampering or theft of assets, as well as unforeseen equipment downtime.
"HID’s latest solutions make it possible to quickly locate items, provide valuable equipment data to optimise equipment efficiency, [and] react quickly to critical events or instantly know when equipment fails.
"These capabilities are crucial for the daily operations in hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and a wide range of industrial organisations requiring instant, actionable data to streamline workflow and processes.”