BluFi™ are Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) to Wifi gateways that relay signals between BEEKs Beacons and the cloud of HID Global’s end-to-end IoT ecosystem. In combination with the corresponding Bluzone™ cloud services, BluFi enable BEEKs™ beacons to be centrally managed through the cloud, to transfer new messages, firmware updates, sensor data and battery status checks remotely. Altogether, their unique design allows BluFi devices and BEEKs beacons to broadcast reliably even in densely populated WiFi environments. Remote monitoring of beacons – status, battery life & firmware updates. Plug-and-play capabilities as a result fast implementations. Location accuracy measured in meters.
Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) beacons are among the most advanced beacon badges in the industry. Worn as badges they can provide valuable insights on workplace utilization, for instance helping to ensure everyone is safely out of a building in emergency situations.
Bluzone™ is a cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) to centrally manage BLE beacons via Blufi™ BLE to WiFi gateways. Bluzone’s basic functionality is hardware fleet management with optional add-ons for Workplace Optimization, Item Management (RTLS).
The Bluzone web-based console provides a powerful user interface to query and configure every aspect of
a fleet of beacons and BluFis, including remote firmware updates.
At a glance, the Bluzone dashboard shows hardware deployed, in range and in or out of compliance according to the configured policies. Over a dozen different policy types can be configured for all or a group of beacons to alert on situations. For example: Presence, battery, temperature, motion, location, geofence, proximity, enter/exit, tampering etc. Policy violations can be logged and/or sent via alert per e-mail.
Bluzone’s location engine positions beacons efficiently through geo-coordinates on mapping engines from Google, Bing or Baidu. Floor plans of buildings are easily imported as JPG or PNG graphics. Automatically generated heat maps or historical paths help to optimize building utilization or work processes.