The manufacturing sector is constantly under pressure to increase efficiency and productivity while remaining secure. The Internet of Things has emerged as a leading solution to aid with security challenges. Let's dive into how Link Labs is pioneering the most secure technology that meets the needs of our end users!

Bluetooth LE

The first form of technology that Link Labs implements into our solutions for IoT security is Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). Bluetooth LE works for short-distance tracking. BLE has the ability to pinpoint the location of your asset from up to 1-2 meters. This wireless low-power personal area network operates on the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Bluetooth LE sends out three different radio frequencies to experience minimal interference.

Bluetooth LE is an even more efficient form of Bluetooth because it conserves energy by going into sleep mode when not in use. Here are three benefits that show the power of Bluetooth LE in asset tracking.

Network Security

By using Symphony Link to Bluetooth LE bridge devices, our users can manage Bluetooth LE peripherals over a large area without relying on handsets. Having the ability to manage your peripherals will provide your company with a secure and stable network for the future.

Inexpensive 

Regular Bluetooth handles extensive data that consumes battery life quickly and costs more. Bluetooth LE is used for applications that do not exchange large amounts of data and run on battery power for years at a much cheaper cost.

Effortlessly Send Data

Bluetooth LE allows your company to connect all sensor data for your wide-area industrial applications without sacrificing real-time bidirectional communication. Ultimately, this is crucial for companies that need to send a large amount of data effortlessly and securely.


 

Increase Your ROI by Investing in AirFinder OnSite

  • Low Cost. AirFinder OnSite XLE is a fraction of the cost of competitors' pricing.
  • Long Battery Life. XLE lasts up to 7 years with hundreds of location updates daily.
  • Increased Efficiency. Spend less time looking for assets, and more time being productive.

 


Xtreme Low Energy (XLE®)

Xtreme Low Energy (XLE®) is the second form of technology that Link Labs uses to ensure the security of our products. XLE uses location beacons to determine the asset’s location up to a meter. In addition to its incredible accuracy, it also consumes less power than Bluetooth LE. Here are three benefits that show the power of XLE in asset tracking.

Extended Battery Life

Link Labs’ groundbreaking technology, XLE®, extends the battery life of Bluetooth Low Energy IoT tracking devices by up to three years. Because a single XLE® battery can last up to 7 years, the purchase of replacement batteries and the labor required to change these batteries decreases dramatically.

Precise Asset Location

Asset tracking is essential because it allows your company to know where your assets are at all times from anywhere. Having the knowledge of where your assets are helps your company prevent loss, and make the proper adjustment in case of emergencies. At Link Labs, we understand the importance of providing a secure solution for asset tracking. Through our patented phase-ranging technology, our users can determine asset location within a meter or less. By knowing the precise location of your company's assets, the security of the assets will increase drastically. 

Enhanced Infrastructure

XLE® covers a larger open indoor area with fewer beacons than traditional IoT Bluetooth LE asset tracking systems. Enhanced infrastructure results in an increase in IoT security.

How to Determine Which Location Technology is Right for You?

The four main factors you must consider before making a decision are the mobility of the asset, the frequency of system use, how secure the technology is, and how accurate the positioning technology is. After extensive research on which technology to implement, your company will save time and money by using positioning technology. 

Link Labs’ Sustainable Solutions

Link Labs offers two of the most sustainable asset tracking solutions for manufacturing companies. Our products promote longer battery life, reduction of harmful emissions, cold chain monitoring, and returnable crates and pallets. The first solution is the AirFinder Everywhere. This device is perfect for tracking assets indoors or outdoors. It is an affordable product with 3-7 years of battery life! AirFinder Everywhere can be deployed anywhere and offers limitless tracking abilities.

The second product is the AirFinder OnSite device. Airfinder OnSite uses cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize the IoT industry! How so? This product is equipped with the most  efficient positioning technology, XLE®.

If you are interested in learning more about AirFinder Everywhere or AirFinder OnSite, book a demo with us today!Learn more about how Link Labs products advance sustainability in such an elusive world.

Jennifer Halstead

Written by Jennifer Halstead

Jennifer Halstead, MBA, CPA brings more than 20 years financial industry experience to Link Labs. She began her career in finance within the pharmaceutical industry and has continued in both public accounting and private companies. She passed the CPA exam with the 3rd highest score in the state and completed her MBA with an accounting concentration (summa cum laude). Jennifer has worked with several software companies and has led multiple venture financing, merger and acquisitions deals. She has helped companies expand internationally and has managed the finance department of a startup to 33 consecutive quarters of growth prior to acquisition. After the acquisition, she served as the Controller of Dell Software Group’s Data Protection Division where she managed a portfolio of multiple hardware and software products to scale and achieve over triple-digit growth worldwide in 18 months. Jennifer brings a depth of finance experience to the Link Labs team.

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