Nowadays, affected by the new crown epidemic, governments and companies in various countries are relying on technological means to provide safe and reliable daily navigation for buildings and places with high traffic. The Bluetooth member community also quickly adjusted its focus and redesigned the existing Bluetooth functions for new uses to help protect the health and safety of the staff and visitors in the building.
Ege Akpinar, CEO of Pointr, a location-based service solution provider, said: "Bluetooth technology can achieve excellent contact risk tracking and safe resumption of work solutions. It is not only reliable, easy to deploy, and effectively protects data privacy, but it can also be used anywhere in the world. Use on a smart phone."
Indoor navigation supported by Bluetooth technology can provide convenient navigation for visitors to large facilities such as hospitals or office buildings without having to contact hospital staff, which can improve efficiency and reduce safety risks. Indoor navigation applications can also be set to one-way routing or avoid unsafe and crowded areas.
Paul Dupont, vice president of application sales at Pointr, said that Bluetooth indoor navigation applications can also help employees move safely between different offices in the building, determine their location, and quickly find medical facilities, such as temperature measurement stations, hand disinfection devices, and personal protective equipment. (PPE) and so on. "The new crown epidemic has changed our concept of smart workplaces. Pointr is using Bluetooth technology to help employees resume work safely and at the same time improve the intelligence of the building."
"Bluetooth technology has become one of the preferred solutions to promote the reopening of public places due to its many advantages. Its feature combination provides developers with extremely valuable value-open source standards, low energy consumption, low cost and wide adaptability."
—— Rom Eizenberg, Chief Revenue Officer of Kontakt.io
Advantages of Bluetooth infrastructure
Pointr believes that facility managers should consider the following factors when investing in location services solutions:
The accuracy of the location data should be within one to three meters of the user's actual location.
Users should be able to see their location within a few seconds after opening the app.
It should be possible to easily set up maps and notifications on a dashboard.
The design of the solution must be able to last for several years without modification or calibration.
The performance is the same on iOS and Android devices.
Unlimited number of users:
Location data should be calculated on the device to ensure consistent service even during peak demand periods.
The software should be optimized to the extent that it will not consume too much cell phone battery.
Bluetooth can give location technology many advantages:
1. Compatible with Android and iOS
2. Low power consumption
3. Low deployment cost
4. Low maintenance frequency
5. Backstage tracking ability
"Bluetooth technology has become the technology of choice for location services. Companies can rely on Bluetooth to build powerful, reliable, and accurate solutions to empower smart buildings."
——Paul Dupont, Vice President of Application Sales, Pointr
Practical application of Bluetooth location service
At UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Pointr's Deep Location technology is providing patients with navigation assistance. The solution covers more than 60 floors of multiple buildings, uses a fully integrated map and outdoor/indoor navigation platform, and is also connected to an electronic health record system (EHR).
Dupont said that hospital administrators attach great importance to the impact of the complexity of their facilities on patient navigation in the hospital. Patients who are lost may miss the appointment time or bear greater pressure when they arrive, which may affect the patient's experience of seeing a doctor, or cause delays in other people's visits. What's more serious is that if a patient suffering from an infectious disease wanders in the wrong area, it may spread the infection, or even spread the disease directly to others.
By deploying a location service solution supported by Bluetooth technology, convenient UCHealth navigation can be provided for patients through the application on the mobile phone. The RTLS infrastructure can help visitors find the nearest available parking space and detailed instructions to the relevant clinic upon arrival. . The hospital application automatically uses Bluetooth indoor positioning technology to achieve a seamless connection between outdoor and indoor navigation. Dupont said: "We are very pleased to be able to provide UCHealth patients, employees and visitors with a better user experience through intuitive maps and mobile indoor navigation."