SIMPLIFIED ASSET TRACKING AND FIELD EQUIPMENT MONITORING

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification

IoT tagging solutions enables businesses to have increased visibility of equipment as well as improved data accuracy. Each IoT tagging type has different use cases and offers various benefits such as: Reporting on location of equipment and parts Achieving compliance Improving equipment lifecycle Service maintenance scheduling Modernised equipment tracking tools utilise IoT tagging and software in order to collate data …

HOW TO OPTIMISE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification, Workforce Management

Repairs to field equipment can be expensive and is often avoidable. Too often equipment breaks down because it was not maintained or serviced. Preventative maintenance is one way to address this and is essential in any company. This approach includes regular and routine equipment maintenance which will decrease the likelihood of equipment failures and unplanned downtime. A key part of …

THE VALUE OF REAL-TIME VISIBILITY OF FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIANS

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification, Workforce Management

Managing field service technicians can be challenging when there is a lack of fieldworker visibility and their activities as they move between multiple worksites. This challenge often leads to reports containing incorrect data collected as a result of using manual paper-based reporting systems. Furthermore, often there is no proof of presence or proof of the quality of work being completed. …

A LOOK AT FIELD EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification

Workforce Management (WFM) Software allows managers to easily access real-time data concerning their field equipment and essential parts. Access to a complete, accurate, and up-to-date asset and parts list has the benefit that all the information of all the assets is always available. It should include details such as the asset name, serial number, the parts it consists of, when …

THE CHALLENGE OF MANAGING SERVICE TECHNICIAN TEAMS IN AFRICA

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification, Workforce Management

Managing in-house and third-party service technicians not only affects profit margins but also creates various operational challenges. Some of these challenges which are specific to South Africa and most other African countries include but are not limited to the following: Service companies often employ workers with varying levels of education – from being illiterate to highly qualified individuals. Africa has …

FOUR MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BLE ACTIVE BEACONS AND NFC TAGS

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification

BLE active beacons and NFC are both commonly used in indoor asset and mobile workforce management. The two techniques share various similarities as discussed in our previous BLE active beacon and NFC tag articles. BLE active beacons are tags that use Bluetooth technology to transmit signals that are actually unique ID numbers. These signals allow for real-time tracking and can …

DISCOVER BLE ACTIVE BEACON: SIMPLE DIGITAL LOCATION VERIFICATION

Robert Kellerman Digital Location Verification

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons have changed the landscape of tracking devices and humans and form an integral part of Bloodhound’s workforce and asset management solutions. BLE beacons also known as active beacons are battery-powered tags that utilize Bluetooth technology to function as tracking systems. These tracking systems broadcast and read information in real-time and are typically used to track …