We are extremely excited to introduce ConnectionMaker to the world!
ConnectionMaker uses our proprietary IoT Core technology to provide real-time indoor positioning information. Basically, it is GPS for indoor use. Our technology is built on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which allows iOS and newer Android devices to calculate indoor position in real time.
Our cloud services system, Cloud Core, allows ConnectionMaker to share your location and see where others are at the event. Your location is shared when the application is open or when it's backgrounded. We can also expose these services to other Apps, databases, and systems via our web services layer.
ConnectionMaker can be deployed at conferences, exhibits, and really anywhere that groups of people convene in large spaces. Some customers may deploy ConnectionMaker temporarily for their events, while others may manage a facility and do permanent installation. Additionally, commercial and industrial applications are possible such as inventory management, store routing, paging, and dispatch.
IoT Design Shop can design and deploy a fully customized solution for your event or facility to maximize value.
The ConnectionMaker system utilizes iBeacon technology, leveraging the best features of the technology and adding on some additional smarts that we think are very useful!
In a ConnectionMaker environment, Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons are used to mark zones and the perimiter of the coverage area. This creates a series of fields that Bluetooth 4.0 enabled devices can "see" throughout the environment. We utilize iBeacon technology as the standard for brodcasting the basic signal.
Our ConnectionMaker App measures the fields of all visable beacons in the area. By applying proprietary signal processing and filtering, we are able to determine an approximate position for a device in real time.
Each device then shares it's position on the map with our cloud services, and the cloud takes care of combining the location reports from all devices that are checking in. This allows users to "see" each other on the venue maps in our system, as well as enabling a host of other potential applications for the system in industrial, retail, and commercial settings.