SOTI update includes indoor location tracking

Thursday, 27 October, 2022

SOTI update includes indoor location tracking

SOTI has launched a new tracking solution as part of its MobiControl, allowing businesses to accurately track mobile equipment indoors in real time.

Pitched as offering an advantage by removing unnecessary downtime due to limited availability of critical workplace technologies, SOTI suggested the tracking solution can save an organisation upwards of $50,000 in lost productivity, support and management.

“An estimated 70% of missing devices are simply misplaced by their owner. In various industries, that could mean a tablet lost in a retail outlet, a handheld scanner lost in a transportation and logistics (T&L) warehouse or a smartphone lost in a healthcare facility,” said Michael Dyson, VP of Sales, APAC at SOTI.

“Beyond the direct cost of replacing a mobile device needed for an employee to complete their workplace-critical tasks, the downtime associated with not having the right equipment available is significant.”

The SOTI Indoor Location tracking solution works in real time to locate devices indoors, meaning an organisation can track managed and unmanaged devices inside the four walls of its facility. The solution leverages Wi-Fi infrastructure and Cisco CMX to provide numerous unique location services indoors.

Indoor Location helps organisations find, manage and track mobile device assets through a visually driven, easy-to-use dashboard. The solution accurately locates lost devices. If the device is online, it will show its current location (accurate up to three feet). If the device is offline, it will display its last known location.

With Indoor Location, organisations can also protect the health of employees and the safety of data. For example, if someone enters a hazardous area (such as a forklift crossing zone in a warehouse), they will receive an alert on their device instructing them to leave the area immediately. If someone enters a room to meet with external guests, the device locks down to prevent accidental exposure to sensitive data.

Organisations can create indoor geofences and exclusion zones with Indoor Location. Indoor geofences allow managers to take automatic actions or receive notifications based on devices entering or exiting the geofence. This means organisations can set up exclusion zones around areas where they do not want to track devices (for example, washrooms) to protect employee privacy.

Historical travel patterns for a device can also be easily viewed with Indoor Location, so managers can see where a device travels within a facility, including where it starts, the direction of travel, stops made along the way and how long it has taken to arrive at its current location.

“With better indoor visibility of mobile devices, organisations can identify and streamline processes. For example, if you have processes dependent on device movement, you can see where they’ve been and identify any bottlenecks or locations where the device was stuck — slowing other workflows. This information can be used to streamline processes to ensure devices are in the right place for the right amount of time,” Dyson said.

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