HID Global®, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that Bluvision™, a part of HID Global, was named in the challenger quadrant of the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global. Adoption of location services is projected to increase from less than 10 percent today to more than half of all enterprises worldwide within three years. According to Gartner, “By 2022, 65% of enterprises will require indoor location asset tracking (both people and equipment) to be part of all access layer infrastructure communications decisions (up from less than 10% today).” Asset tracking HID Location Services, enabled by Bluvision, is ideal for organisations that want to implement an architecture that supports multiple use cases from asset tracking to workplace safety. “To us, being named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant proves once again that Bluvision is a major player in location services,” said John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer at Bluvision, part of HID Global. “Bluvision’s value proposition for enterprise customers is compelling from high accuracy and flexibility to low cost of ownership, uniquely giving customers a way to locate workforce and assets with the same infrastructure. No other vendor can do what we can do for location services – all accomplished with our portfolio of beacons and blufi gateway form factors.”
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces its new BEEKs Duress Badge Beacon that addresses the growing need to protect doctors, nurses and other caregivers from threatening situations that arise in the hospital environment. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) duress functionality provides a fast and easy way for hospital personnel to send security staff real-time distress alerts from anywhere in or around the hospital campus if they are in duress and in case of other emergencies. Multiple location services Enabled by Bluvision, the duress beacon is the latest addition to the HID Location Services IoT platform Enabled by Bluvision (part of HID Global), the duress beacon is the latest addition to the HID Location Services IoT platform, which makes it possible to streamline and enable multiple location services applications in a unified healthcare IoT ecosystem. The BLE beacon can be used by itself or integrated into popular access control cards already in use. Staff members or clinicians just press the back of their badge to instantaneously trigger a duress alert that identifies them and their location—inside the hospital, the parking garage or other configured areas—for immediate action by security teams. Healthcare personnel safety “It’s well known that an effective response system is critical to keep high-risk situations from escalating into workplace violence, but acquiring, deploying and managing yet another disparate hospital system is costly–often creating a barrier to adopting a duress solution,” said John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer of Bluvision. “HID’s new beacon and our end-to-end IoT platform enable hospitals to easily plug real-time duress detection and alerts into their healthcare IoT infrastructure. This powerful combination simplifies the process of increasing healthcare personnel safety with a solution that also requires minimal effort by the user.” Send firmware updates HID’s duress badge solution with real-time location services is highly sought after beyond healthcare Together with HID Location Services, the new beacon can be centrally managed through the cloud to transfer new messages, send firmware updates and conduct battery status checks remotely. Its unique design allows it to broadcast reliably and with precision, even in densely populated Wi-Fi environments. The beacon simultaneously supports iBeacon (Apple), Eddystone (Google) and sBeacon (Bluvision) protocols and pinpoints the location of the user down to 6 ft (2 m). HID’s duress badge solution with real-time location services is highly sought after beyond healthcare. The hospitality market, including restaurants and hotels, is another broad area where staff is vulnerable to workplace violence risks due of the social nature of the sector. The hotel industry has been an early adopter of duress solutions to help their room attendants feel safe on the job.
HID Global®, a provider of identity solutions, announced it has dramatically elevated the machine learning capabilities in its HID Condition Monitoring solution through high-bandwidth vibration sensors that help manufacturing facilities employ AI-based technology to monitor the health and performance of motors, rotating equipment, and other assets. The cost-effective solution makes it possible for plant managers to extend their predictive maintenance strategies to all factory assets that, until now, have typically been vulnerable to unexpected downtime and repairs. HID Condition Monitoring specification HID Condition Monitoring, enabled by Bluvision™, features the new high-performance BEEKs™ Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons for on/off detection, duty cycles, temperature and vibration monitoring. Their enhanced measurement, edge computing and machine learning capabilities use high-speed vibration trend analytics and cloud-based AI to learn baseline pre-deployment behaviours to generate a model of normal activity. In addition to triggering real-time alerts immediately upon detecting a change in status, this data enables facilities to better establish proactive maintenance, inspection and operation strategies and drives more informed decision making. Edge computing and machine learning capabilities use high-speed vibration trend analytics “Our low-cost condition monitoring solution offers real-time, continuous visibility into the operating behaviour of machines that were previously unmonitored due to cost restrictions, making it possible for smart manufacturing plants to address downtime beyond critical and semi-critical equipment,” said Brad Hopkins, Director of Condition Monitoring Product Management, HID Global. “Together with AI-driven cloud analytics, plant managers can now use historical trends and notifications to enhance their predictive maintenance approach throughout the entire factory or fleet, which helps reduce unplanned downtime across the board." Smarter Operations Installed in 15 facilities at global consumer goods manufacturer to integrate deep vibration analysis with programmable logic controller and computerized maintenance management system data to make better maintenance decisions. Major airports in the United States and Europe are using HID Condition Monitoring at baggage claim carousels, escalators and other “people mover” systems to reduce gate-to-curb times, while driving more predictive maintenance models. One of the world’s largest steel manufacturers uses HID’s solution to monitor temperature and vibration on motors in a 70 to 80 degrees Celsius environment. This enhances their predictive maintenance strategy and helps reduce the unplanned downtime of their equipment, which is responsible for an annual crude capacity of 25.3 million tons. AI driven condition monitoring solution Our AI-driven condition monitoring solution provides a quick and easy way for these companies to gather and monitor actionable data"John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer of Bluvision added, “The combination of the beacon’s sophisticated features and our cloud processing engine enables companies to address real problems in a very different manner than traditional solutions that are predicated on manual machine monitoring and planned maintenance strategies. Instead, our AI-driven condition monitoring solution provides a quick and easy way for these companies to gather and monitor actionable data needed for predictive maintenance programs, while also moving toward Industry 4.0 for smarter operations.” In addition to a range of manufacturing use cases, HID Condition Monitoring is ideal for cold chain supply management, where temperature-sensitive products (such as food, medicines and vaccines) can be monitored throughout production, storage and distribution. Major OEMs are also offering HID Condition Monitoring to smart manufacturing plants across a variety of industries around the world.
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has won the 2018 RFID Journal Live! Best New Product award for its new Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon, the industry’s first Bluetooth beacon to provide anti-theft protection for IoT-based location services and conditioning monitoring applications. “The latest addition to our IoT services for asset management addresses the escalating need to protect sensitive assets and equipment in more connected and intelligent environments,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President and Managing Director for Identification Technologies at HID Global. “This accolade validates HID’s evolution in our identification and sensing technologies portfolio, which is focused on driving more secure, intuitive and efficient operations.” HID Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon can be fully integrated into HID Location Services and HID Condition Monitoring Enabled by Bluvision, HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon can be fully integrated into HID Location Services (for item management) and HID Condition Monitoring (for managing the operational performance and health of equipment). Once integrated, real-time alerts and notifications can be sent when a beacon has been damaged or removed from an asset. John Sailer, Chief Operating Officer of Bluvision added, “The beacon packs a cost-effective solution into a small form factor to reduce risks and increase security using innovative conductive technology that enables the revolutionary deployment of tamper-evident IoT ecosystems. The combination of its size and security capabilities is what makes the beacon highly desirable to customers.” Inventory and asset tracking HID’s Mini Tamper-Evident Beacon is ideal for managing critical, proprietary and high value assets across three primary use cases: HID Location Services to track assets, inventory and equipment with 1-2-meter accuracy using real-time location services. HID Location Services to monitor gateways or portals, and to know when assets are near specified areas using proximity-based location services. HID Condition Monitoring to track the temperature, motion and vibration of vending machines, HVAC systems, equipment and motorised machinery to help determine the health and performance for more data-driven maintenance. The new Bluetooth beacon was selected by a panel of independent judges who recognised the most groundbreaking solutions that deliver business value, reduce cost and improve efficiencies.