Smart badge features indoor location tracking
- By Derek Major
- Apr 20, 2016
Organizations that manage several identification systems for employees can now deploy a single identification badge infrastructure to serve as an indoor tracker and proximity card device.
Netclearance Systems, a cloud-based mobile analytics solution provider, has released the mBeaconCard, an all-in-one wearable smart badge for indoor tracking, access control, visitors management systems and more.
The mBeaconCard combines a high-performance CPU with Internet-of-Things sensors, near-field communications and Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) capabilities into a single credit-card-sized badge. It can integrate with cloud-based and on-premise beacon platforms as well as with third-party mobile applications and analytics platforms. Additionally, the cards use very little power, so they can operate for years on a thin battery.
Multiple forms of identification can be stored on the card, and the Bluetooth capability enables indoor wireless tracking and contactless applications, such as access control, payments processing and workforce analytics. The cards are compatible with BLE-compliant smartphones and popular beacon profiles (such as iBeacon or Eddystone), which opens a wide range of card and mobile app interactions.
“Our application gives employers the ability to deploy a single identification badge infrastructure that can serve as an indoor tracker and proximity card device,” David Fernandez, CEO and founder at Netclearance, told GCN.
Derek Major is a former reporter for GCN.