Features

Indoor Tracking

Monitor the position of employees inside buildings and other locations where GPS tracking is not available: warehouses, mines, subway stations, parking lots, hospitals, hotels, stadiums, school campuses, museums, shopping malls

Employee Safety

Enhance workers safety by control of their movements in the premises, including hazardous production facilities, labs, prisons, etc. In emergency situation you’ll know the exact location of your employees. This helps minimize response times that could be lifesaving.
Enhance performance discipline with the advanced system of rules and alerts: set a guard patrol route for buildings and premises and be informed about any deviations from it
Increase the workers efficiency by tracking the subscribers’ idle time
Make better management decisions by replaying and analyzing logged subscribers’ tracks
Cost-effective solution: low-cost system deployment in buildings, mines, tunnels, and industrial structures
Easy deployment: you don’t need any advanced network infrastructure, because data from the beacons is transmitted over the radio channel
Independent equipment operation: beacons operate on batteries, which require replacement every 1-2 years (varies per beacon manufacturer and beacon settings)

Functionality

Real-time indoor positioning for MOTOTRBO subscribers Real-time indoor positioning for MOTOTRBO subscribers
Subscriber movements on 2D (JPEG, PNG, BMP) map Subscriber movements on 2D (JPEG, PNG, BMP) map
Subscriber movements on 3D (DWG, DXF) maps Subscriber movements on 3D (DWG, DXF) maps
Easily switch between floors for multi-level buildings Easily switch between floors for multi-level buildings
Subscriber track animation Subscriber track animation
Geo-fencing with configurable alarms Geo-fencing with configurable alarms
Tracking reports Tracking reports
Guard patrol route control Guard patrol route control
Two-level Lone Worker Two-level Lone Worker
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Position monitoring
Position monitoring
Gate and key point monitoring
Gate and key point monitoring

Indoor Positioning Methods

Position monitoring

Beacons are installed in the room in such a way, that it provides maximum coverage for the room and minimizes overlapping with beacons in adjacent rooms. The transmission interval for beacons can be set to a few seconds.
When a subscriber enters a room, his radio periodically sends automatic messages with the ID of the closest beacon, so SmartPTT can identify the room where the unit is located. Additional beacons can be installed to cover large rooms or to increase the accuracy of the positioning in different areas of a room. It’s recommended to configure the transmission power level of the beacons to minimize any overlap of their coverage.

 Position monitoring
Position monitoring

Gate and key point monitoring

Beacons are installed at doors, gates or next to other key points. The power range of the beacons should be set to the minimum value with a minimum interval between transmissions.
A subscriber passing through the doors or key points with installed beacons will report the ID of those beacons. This helps SmartPTT determine that a subscriber has visited this key point. Such an approach is cost effective due to the minimal number of beacons required in case you want to track the route of an employee without need for an exact location.

 Gate and key point monitoring
Gate and key point monitoring

Required Equipment

The Motorola Indoor Tracking solution requires the enhanced MOTOTRBO radios (i.e. XPR7550e/ DGP™8550e / XiR P8668e/ DP4801e). They should be Bluetooth equipped and Indoor Tracking support enabled. These radios can then communicate with any Bluetooth Beacons that support the iBeacon protocol (i.e. Estimote).
The coverage area of the beacons depends on the selected power level (feature varies by beacon) and could be in the range from 1 to 25 meters (~3 feet – 80 feet). The number of the beacons installed affects the accuracy of the location determination. Install several beacons to get more accurate information about subscriber’s location in a room.

Besides the Motorola Indoor Tracking solution, SmartPTT can work with third party option boards and beacons:

Estimote Kilchherr Elektronik BluFi Wireless
Bluetooth iBeacons K-TERM 42 Option Boards for the second generation of MOTOTRBO radios Connect RTLS Option Boards and Beacons
K-TERM 72 Beacons in the different designs