BLE Asset Tracking Technology

How Does BLE Tracking Work?

BLE asset tracking devices release regular “heartbeat” or “ping” signals that are read by a smart device’s Bluetooth function at distances ranging up to 300 feet away.

BLE trackers such as a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon send out a periodic signal, typically once per second, that is read by a BLE reader automatically in the background when in range. The reader records the item’s identifier, location and associated data which is then transmitted to software to interpret or the cloud where it is stored.

What is BLE Tracking Technology for Construction?

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a variant of the Bluetooth Low Energy technology used in consumer electronics. BLE technology is optimized to conserve battery life without sacrificing range, so beacons can last up to three years, making BLE tracking an ideal asset tracking technology for construction.

Some applications, including equipment management apps, utilize a smart device’s built-in Bluetooth capability to act as a reader for a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon to transmit its information.

TennaBLE Steel Puck 360 Degree View using BLE Asset Tracking Technology

BLE asset trackers, such as TennaBLE Beacon, come in uncased and cased models for indoor or outdoor use in construction equipment tracking. Cases are designed to house the beacon using hardened, water-resistant protection for construction or extreme conditions. The beacons can be screwed, bolted, tied or glued to a variety of mixed assets. Bluetooth Low Energy beacons use common cellphone batteries for power – which are inexpensive and easy to replace. Because of the way they transmit, they can be used indoors or outdoors.

What is the Best Use of BLE Asset Tracking for Construction?

Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons are excellent for fully automated tracking of small to mid-sized assets in construction.

BLE beacons can be attached to smaller assets so they can easily be found in a warehouse or yard, on a jobsite or being towed within or behind a vehicle.

Use Bluetooth Low Energy devices to track generators, trailers, light towers and parts and attachments for your larger equipment around a yard or jobsite.

BLE Technology used to track construction attachments

Benefits of BLE Tracking Technology

You’ll get the following benefits when you use simple Bluetooth Low Energy technology to track your assets.

Automated Tracking

Automated reading in the background.

Long Range

Works within a 300-foot range.

Location Precision

Great for finding the exact location.

Tenna Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Summary

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