Indoor positioning, visualization and more - Wirepas Massive puts on its hard hat
Our partner Aiforsite is on a mission to digitalize the construction industry using proven technology. And thereby help their customers improve their business – efficiently and safely. Here, they share their experiences of working with Wirepas Massive.
At Aiforsite we have been using Wirepas systems for location tracking on construction sites. The autonomy and resilience of the Wirepas Massive have been the decisive factors when selecting it for our construction site environments. The battery-powered positioning anchors deployed extensively over a site form an indoor positioning network that covers the entire area. The only system part that requires the mains power is the gateway. Only few gateways are needed per site, bringing the necessary flexibility. A construction site is inherently under constant change, both spatially and conditions-wise. However, the WNT Client provides easy access for monitoring and controlling the Wirepas Massive.
AIC: Visual site view
Through the Wirepas Backend APIs, the location information is accessed by AIC, the inhouse software from Aiforsite (see image). In addition to just showing the location information in real time, AIC analyzes and visualizes the location information so that the site managers and workers can benefit from it. For example, a tag could be attached to an industrial hoover that is frequently used among workers from different subcontractors. Locating the hoover in real time reduces the time wasted when searching for it, especially when shifts and roles change on site. Also, workers can be tracked on site – which improves fire safety during construction, as the approximate location of each worker is known.
Use of Wirepas Massive on the construction site is not limited to positioning alone. Tags and anchors containing sensors collect and transfer other data via Wirepas Massive. For example, temperature and humidity measurements can help the decision making in daily construction management. Furthermore, anchors equipped with buzzers could launch alarms in case of an emergency. The possibilities and potential for Wirepas Massive on construction sites are vast.
And we at Aiforsite believe it will yield more successful use cases in the future.