To-date, most asset-tracking solutions are limited to either indoor or outdoor functionality by technology capabilities and cost. Meaning many current solutions are incomplete and reduce the potential ROI.
Link Labs has overcome this trade-off through a seamless architecture, leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy and cellular (including LTE-M) that enables tracking of equipment within a facility - down to 1-3 meter accuracy, as well as while on a moving vehicle between facilities - whether or not it is owned by a third-party.
While our cost-saving architecture not only accommodates but improves upon traditional long-range tracking technologies such as GPS, Wifi-based locationing, and cellular positioning, we are able to bring our unique ability to save on power and data consumption to offer Bluetooth Low Energy and Cellular access points into a mobile solution that increases the return on your asset tracking investments without sacrificing on accuracy.
If the owner of the shipping vehicles is amenable, we affix and BLE-Cellular access point to the vehicle, which locates the shipment as well as the identification and quantity of assets on the vehicle until it arrives at the destination site, at which point it is registered by the BLE-Cellular access points at the destination.
If affixing an access-point to the shipping vehicle is not an option, a small enhanced BLE-Cellular tag is placed with the shipment, thereby tracking the location of the shipment and the identification and number of assets with the shipment, without requiring a permanent location on the vehicle. Once the shipment arrives at the destination site, the assets are registered by the indoor AirFinder BLE access points at the recipient site, confirming their arrival, and the mobile access-point is removed to be used again with the next departing shipment.