Sepura Launches SmartView, Combining Indoor and Outdoor Location Reporting
Sepura has added to its portfolio of powerful AppSPACE applications for mission critical organisations with SmartView, a unique application that allows team leaders to get a real time view of their team’s indoor or outdoor location.
SmartView will provide a significant operational advantage to organisations operating complex sites such as airports, utilities plants and sports stadiums, as well as those working in public safety.
The application uses GPS positioning to visualise outdoor positions, and supplements this by reporting indoor location using either Bluetooth beacons or from Wi-Fi access points. By combining both technologies in an efficient solution, SmartView enables team leaders to instantly see where their staff are located and how they can best be deployed to respond to everyday tasks or emergency situations.
SmartView can be deployed in sites with complex infrastructure such as airports, underground mining facilities or chemical processing plants, where staff may be working in underground tunnels or car parks, maintenance facilities or emergency rooms out of reach of a GPS signal. By using SmartView, these workers could still quickly be located in an emergency or efficiently redeployed based on changing resource requirements.
SmartView can also be used to improve staff safety, for example by limiting access to restricted areas such as secure rooms, or ensuring that part of a site is clear, for example a blast zone within a mining site.
The application benefits from flexible software integration options, allowing organisations to install a full turnkey system or, for example, just integrate SmartView’s Indoor Location capability with an existing 3rd party GPS location and mapping system. Deployment costs are further minimised by utilising low energy and low maintenance Bluetooth Beacons that require no wiring and can be installed within minutes.
“Since Sepura SC Radios incorporate our unique AppSPACE platform, they are delivered ‘application ready’ so making it even easier for mission critical organisations to enhance their operations, maximise their current investment and improve staff safety.”Terence Ledger, Worldwide Sales Director at Sepura