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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons applications in various industry verticals

Beacon technology is already a hit among malls, hotels, airports, and retail stores. Beacons can track users’ moment inside a space relative to their distance from a nearby beacon device.

Based on the distance, a beacon can detect the user’s location inside, for example, a retail space and push promotional and marketing content on his smart phone provided the right BLE application is installed.

1. Asset tracking

This is popular Bluetooth LE beacon use case. Instead of broadcasting IDs to mobile devices, the BLE beacon “listens” for the unique IDs of BLE tags attached to objects. Because these tags can be equipped with sensors—for things such as light, sound, movement and temperature—the applications are many, from tracking of wheelchairs and infusion pumps in hospitals to monitor the movement, speed and vibration of an airport baggage conveyor.

2. Indoor navigation

GPS works great for outdoors – but we have all seen GPS solutions go crazy indoors. BLE infrastructure works great indoors and outdoors! A combination of three indoor beacons is sufficient to find the accurate position of a smart phone. Indoor navigation using BLE systems offers turn-by-turn directions, marks the important venues and indicates the recommended route. This is especially helpful for multi-story stores, shopping malls and museums.


Virtual BLE negates the need to have a physical beacon in this particular use case. By latching onto existing Wi-Fi networks, beacon points are able to create a range that resembles a beam of a flashlight. More energy is pushed in front of the beacon antenna compared to the sides. This energy forms a power distribution resembling an ellipse.


The location of a user is determined by assigning a probability weight to each point in the map. After calculating the expected signal strength and the measured signal strength, the location of the device (user) is determined with great accuracy.

3. BLE beacons at events and stadiums

Proximity-aware event apps are found to be 235% more engaging than standard mobile apps at events. And given that, BLE beacons today do not require apps for broadcasting notification on Android, this engagement is much higher. Event marketers are enhancing visitor engagement by leveraging beacons for gamification, frictionless registration, improved networking, auto check-ins and indoor navigation.

Other verticals making the best use of BLE beacons are hospitals, museums, airports, tourism and public venues, like amusement parks and train stations.

4.Beacons for employee time tracking

With a beacon infrastructure in place, managers can track each employee’s working hours without having to go through the hassles of tracking an age-old, cumbersome ‘timesheet’ system. Employees would no more have to go through the stress of clocking in and out every time they step-in or step-out of the premises.


The RFID-powered live data analytics & inventory management solution for jewelleries

In the diamond and jewellery industry, it is essential to maintain an accurate and reliable stock. However, outdated practices, which come with human error, can never give exact and reliable figures. Manual stock counting wastes a lot of time, which finally leads to an inefficient and unproductive workforce. This is where RFID technology can redefine businesses by quickly and accurately tracking inventories

New applications for RFID technology are constantly emerging to solve an age old problems across industries. In the retail industry, every store has inventory which may range into the thousands, even hundreds of thousands of pieces and dollars. Jewellery stores have millions of dollars invested in thousands of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. With RFID jewellery tags, inventory automation becomes a viable option.

Placing an RFID tag on every piece of jewellery is the major part of jewellery tracking application and will go with a handheld reader to scan the items. Blue Floras has identified the cost effective RFID tags with best accuracy after having intensive R&D.

The android application software will ease the inventory auditors to upload the scanned items in real time to the cloud which in turn visible to higher management or inventory department with various analytical reports.
If you have inventory on the showroom floor, perform a quick sweep of the inventory by waving the handheld reader from side to side capturing all the tags. To get an accurate inventory check, bring the handheld reader within a few inches of each tag.


Recent findings by IDTechEx Research show that the demand for RFID technology is growing rapidly across the globe with the market predicted to triple in 2020 to $23.4 billion from $7.88 billion this year.By 2024, RFID business will have grown another 29 per cent to $30.24 billion and will play a role in almost every industry.

CLOUD BASED CRM SOFTWARE

With the rapid development of CRM software uae, cloud-based solutions took the lead on the market

Benefits of CRM in the cloud



 

Cloud-based CRM systems deliver automated business processes to manage the complete customer journey – from lead nurturing to opportunity management, and continued account maintenance. Best-in-class cloud CRM solutions enable users to connect the dots between marketing, sales and customer service, allowing companies to efficiently manage customer interactions throughout the entire customer journey.

No need to deploy servers



 

Unlike on-site applications that are hosted on the in-house servers of the company, the actual database of cloud CRM solution is hosted remotely which means you don’t have to buy costly hardware or hire extra staff – all you need is a steady internet connection and a web-browser.

Reduction of operational costs



 

Cloud CRM systems require significantly less involvement of IT staff enabling business owners to spend less money on IT infrastructure maintenance. The responsibility for the health of a CRM in cloud lies on the software vendor, whose obligation is to provide all the necessary updates in time, fix the bugs in case they appear, in a word, to make amendments ensuring smooth software operation.

Mobile access



 

The flexibility of CRM in cloud makes the software available whenever you need it. Moreover, you can also have access to cloud CRM software from any device: advanced cloud-based CRM systems have mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. They fully synchronize with desktop version of the system to drive productivity without being tied up to your laptop or PC.

Online control



 

If a CRM is deployed on cloud, there is an ability to monitor the system operation online and immediately react in case any problems appear.

High level of security



 

The best cloud CRM applications provide you the ability to safely store valuable information on the remote datacenter. The chance of unauthorized access is eliminated thanks to the superior level of security. Host servers of CRM in cloud apply additional security measures and cutting-edge technology to monitor the safety of your data. Moreover, all the data stored in cloud is backed up regularly, thus decreasing the accidental loss of data due to some technical issues. The CRM vendor takes the majority of the risks for data security and safety.

Scalability



 

Cloud CRM solutions provide the ability to virtually instantly scale up or down depending on the specific needs of the company, which allows buyer to pay only for the resources used at a particular time. Functionality of software products is now so wide that complex usage of the software can lead to the waste of time for unnecessary processes.

Cloud-based bpm’online CRM



Bpm’online is a powerful automation solution meant to align all the processes related to marketing, sales and customer service on a single platform. The vendor provides three flagship products that can be used both together and separately, which enables businesses to buy exactly the functionality it requires to meet the business goals as well as align marketing, sales and service processes on a single platform. Bpm’online provides a lot of powerful features for business processes automation which are similar for every product that include:

    • – Business process management
    • – 360-degree customer view
    • – Collaboration tools
    • – Knowledge management
    • – Document flow automation
    • – Integration capabilities
    • – Off-the-shelf mobile application

 

 

Education: The Next Beacon Hotspot

Over the years, digital technology has revolutionized many domains including retail and travel. Of recent, innovation in the digital and mobile technology space is creating a marked impact on education, particularly on the self-learning and self- improvement side. Such technological developments have the potential to change the way students learn and teachers teach. However, most educational centres are still grappling with the idea of using mobile phones and iPads inside the school premises for learning and communication.

According to a study by Pearson, a British multinational publishing and education company , 92% of students believe that tablets or smartphones could improve their learning experience. Surely, its time for educational centres to welcome the usage of mobile phones within campuses for learning and even better communication.

Coupling mobile phones with innovative ideas using iBeacon technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a host of opportunities and makes the learning experience far more exciting.

Replacing conventional timetables

Traditionally, students are provided with a paper timetable which gives them an overview of their scheduled classes. Few educational centres also allow students to access the timetable on the school’s website. Under these circumstances, having to refer to a timetable multiple times a day before going to classrooms for lessons, can be cumbersome.

Beacons can come in and make things easier for students on a regular basis. Schools can implement a beacon enabled scheduling system, which can push notifications to students on the classes scheduled for that day as soon as they enter the classroom. This can give students a heads up to what classes to attend. It is also possible that the same system can send notifications on the details around a class such as the lessons scheduled for the day or the teacher conducting the session, just before the class begins.

Promoting upcoming events

Most universities host a number of events as a part of their academic year. To make students aware of these events and activities, the administration posts notices on the respective departments’ bulletin boards. Many a time, these notices are either ignored or seen after the event. This is a loss for the institution in terms of effort as well as for students in terms of knowledge.

Beacons can help here as well, by pushing notifications on upcoming events or activities held by a specific department to the student’s device just as he/she walks into that department.

Enabling contextual understanding

In today’s fast paced world, students opt-in for diverse subjects and are adapting to hectic schedules. With this, it becomes hard for students to have a contextual understanding of what is being taught. Recalling previously taught content is the only way to keep up with what is happening. Beacons can trigger this recall by, sending information to students on what was taught at the previous class just as they enter a particular lecture hall.

Other potential use cases

– In the library: The main purpose of a library is to entice people into reading. But with the huge amount of choices, readers are overwhelmed and confused about what to read. Beacons when deployed at a particular book section, can trigger relevant notifications based on the genre of books available in that section. Notifications could include popular books of the same genre, new collections, etc.

– In the cafeteria: Irrespective of whether students are looking to grab a quick bite or order an elaborate lunch, students often spend a lot of time waiting in long queues outside cafes. One way to avoid this is to place beacons at common locations in the university and send a notification about a particular cafe being ‘overcrowded’.

– In labs: Sometimes, the administration of universities optimize for lab equipment too much thus resulting in a shortage. Under these circumstances, most students are often left waiting for equipment, and thus left unengaged for long periods. Beacons can help students use this waiting time effectively by notifying them if another lab has the same equipment available.

The Need for the Best Classroom Control Measures

There are a great deal of best brilliant classroom control classes that are being held nowadays. The fundamental reason behind such classes is to expand the innovation, cooperation and coordinated effort of understudies. At the point when understudies are taking part in classes which grant lessons utilizing writings just, the chances of getting a handle on the lessons are somewhat less when contrasted with lessons bestowed utilizing intelligent types of interactive media.

Be that as it may, alongside keen classes, you additionally need to decide on the correct levels of classroom control. On the off chance that the correct types of controls are not forced, the fundamental rationale of picking shrewd classes will be squandered completely.

Educators assume a critical part in directing classes thus they need administrator rights to enable them to monitor the exercises of their understudies. On the off chance that the exercises of the understudies are not observed, brilliant classes are not going to be useful in light of the fact that understudies are probably going to go off track.

Innovation is continually changing and it has made considerable progress. With the assistance of the most recent innovation and progressions, you can ensure the correct elements of classroom control and this thus will enable you to direct classes productively.

Different Ways in Which Augmented Reality

It’s been said that technology isn’t inherently good or bad, it’s how we use it that determines if it’s a detriment or a boon to society. In terms of Augmented Reality – the next big thing – we are seeing lots of benefits in the ways we live our everyday lives.

Even a simple task like going to the department store to buy a new coffee pot is quicker and easier. Instead of having to ask a clerk or find a directory, you will see the path taking you directly to the item you’re looking for. That way you can get to the checkout line quicker and back home to your coffee.

Look around your home, the office, and the store and you will see lots applications for AR. Augray is front and center of the AR experience helping companies to use all of these everyday occurrences as places to market and advertise products, services, and brands.

Let’s look at 10 areas of everyday life that Augmented Reality is making things easier, more efficient, and better.

Exploration.

Imagine you’re on a trip to a new city. Of course, you will want to find the best pizza, a bookstore, and the train station so you can get to your next destination. Using your AR device, scan a street sign or landmark and soon you will be on your way. No more wandering around aimlessly or asking for directions.

Social Media.

With selfies and videos filling up Facebook feeds, AR will only improve the way we express ourselves. We are already sharing what we’re having for dinner or video clips from a baseball game or concert. As AR advances, we will use social media sites to bring people to where we are, show what we’re doing and imagine who we are with.

In fact, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that AR will most likely operate through the already ubiquitous smartphones rather than using cumbersome AR headsets. “The phone is probably going to be the mainstream consumer platform [where] a lot of these AR features first become mainstream, rather than a glasses form factor that people will wear on their face,” he said during an analyst call last year.

Learning.

History buffs who just can’t get enough information will use AR as an overlay with 3D maps that show what a city looked like at any point in history. Imagine walking down Main Street in the 1800s only to “see” horse-drawn carriages and street lamps illuminated by flames.

Travel.

As much as we’d all like to go to Paris or New York, sometimes our pocketbook doesn’t cooperate. Imagine an augmented trip where you can visit the Eiffel Tower or Times Square while in the privacy of your backyard.

For kids or students (who may not have the money to go on an extravagant trip), AR allows them to have a class adventure and take selfies from historic sites they may only have dreamed of seeing. Also educational, AR allows teachers to use the technology in the classroom bringing history to life rather than droning on with facts and dates.

Entertainment.

By now you’ve heard of the Pokémon Go gaming craze from last summer. It put Augmented Reality on the map. Well, AR continues to advance in gaming by using smartphones and tablets. In some cases, users have AR headsets, which are getting more sophisticated, lightweight and comfortable. Remember, AR gaming is a step up in that it uses visuals and audio in your real-time environment. This differs from Virtual Reality (VR) gaming, which may require a special space to create an immersive environment.

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