Managed Services Smart Buildings
Have a Smart Building? We can manage all of your systems with monitoring, maintenance and reporting all from a single pane of glass.
What is an intelligent management system?
An intelligent management system is a central point of control for the many disparate elements of a smart facility. Modern buildings comprise a complex network of systems, all of which need to be controlled by a facilities manager. Traditionally, that’s security, HVAC, electrical power, lighting, and building access — but as structures continue to modernize, the number of systems that need to be managed continues to grow. Modern basics like internet access, Wi-Fi coverage, and entertainment systems all need to be included, too.
Rather than handling all of these settings individually, a building management system puts them all in one place. An intelligent building management system (IBMS) meshes them into the IoT, combining disparate smart platforms into one controller. An IBMS can grow with new and expanding technology — so you can add tools like smart data sensors, IoT-connected office appliances, and video conferencing, but still control all of them from that central platform.
Common elements that are controlled within a Smart Building are
- Occupancy Detection
- Image Sensors
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IoT connectivity is a term defining connection between all the points in the IoT ecosystem, such as sensors, gateways, routers, applications, platforms and other systems. It usually refers to different types of network solutions based on their power consumption, range and bandwidth consumption.
Our team of Solutions Architects and technicians will ensure that your system is designed and optimized to provide the ultimate performance. We can provide various types of connectivity depending on your needs.
The Ethernet system is mostly used in organizations, buildings, offices, and many other places. The Ethernet combines several nodes to a similar network. Ethernet is mostly preferred when there is a requirement of connecting ten to twenty systems in one room. The range is very short for the Ethernet system and may not be the optimal solution for certain structures.
Wi-Fi is another wireless system that is used for providing internet services to devices. With Wi-Fi hard wiring the system is not necessary and communication is done wirelessly. Wi-Fi technology is significantly faster than Ethernet.
Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN’s) are used to connect all types of IoT sensors. This connectivity is ideal for sending small blocks of data at low rates.
This is one of the most prevalent means of connectivity. An example of an IoT cellular network can be LTE. As the world is heading towards 5G technology, IoT technology will evolve very fast. The cellular network is a type of communication network in which the final link is always wireless as the customer phone is connected with the network.
Usually used to cover desolate areas. The satellite system is used for IoT applications like shipping logistics. The satellite provides signals to ship to navigate in the sea. The satellite system is not accessible for a normal person as the system is very costly and is typically used for special types of IoT tracking.
Bluetooth is another type of wireless medium that has a very small range of around 100 meters. The Bluetooth is used in connecting phones with laptops or with speakers and other devices. The power consumption for Bluetooth technology is significantly less compared to other systems. As the technology is evolving daily the range of Bluetooth is increasing and will likely be used more frequently in the future.
Asset Tracking & Fleet Management
Asset management software is an end-to-end solution for asset and fleet management, providing a service platform that enables global connectivity between the company and its assets.
How Does Asset Tracking Software Work?
An asset tracking software helps managers and supervisors keep track of shipments as they are delivered via different means of transport.
Such software works with the best of technologies, including IoT (Internet of Things), GPS (Global Positioning System), and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). It makes use of barcodes, quick response codes, radio-frequency identification, or near-field communication to track deployed assets.
Here is more about the tracking technologies used in asset management software:
GPS Asset Tracking
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a simple tracking tool that lets you keep an eye on your assets using a smartphone or computer. A plus point of GPS tracking systems is that they are user friendly and mostly come with a free downloadable application.
IoT Asset Tracking
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology used in tracking systems. It is cost-effective and provides the user with a real-time data retrieving system. It lets you know the exact location of your assets with the help of sensors affixed on them.
BLE Asset Tracking
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a wireless personal area network technology which is designed to provide a smart asset tracking system with reduced costs and improved power efficiency.
The Benefits of Using Asset Tracking Software
Some of the key benefits of using asset tracking software in the transport industry have been discussed below:
Real-Time Asset Tracking
Real-time asset tracking has become a choice of need. It has made inefficient tracking and cumbersome management systems a thing of the past.
The software is crucial for efficient data management and works by giving real-time notifications. Additionally, it comes with multi-user collaboration, further saving on time and costs involved.
Reduced Labour Waste
Asset tracking software makes use of tags, barcodes or QR codes to track your asset’s location. These can further be automatically scanned through different stages of the shipment delivery process without needing someone to be physically present. This makes it a cost-effective option as it helps in eliminating extra labour.
The tracking system is used to track every asset, especially vehicles, regardless of whether they are being used. This helps identify less productive assets or those that are not being used but are eating up your money. Such assets hamper your company’s productivity and should be removed from the system.
Theft is sometimes unavoidable and all you can do is use a tracking system that will help track your assets throughout the supply chain to ensure their safety.
The transport industry is one of the biggest industries that deal with a huge number of assets, including shipments, vehicles, etc. Keeping a track of all assets is humanly impossible and that is why you need a smart asset management system for enhanced productivity and growth.
Turn Your TV Screens into Digital Displays
Digital signage has been gaining traction over the past number of years and we, at GT Global, have been at the forefront of the industry. We have been fulfilling our clients digital signage needs for well over a decade.
Why You Might Consider Digital Signage
- Informative – What do you want your customers to know? In store specials, directions, wait times, upcoming promotions. Whatever information you want to convey digital signage can do it.
Flexible – Real Time Messaging
- Change you message on the fly –you message can be changed in real time so it is always relevant and current.
- It’s all digital – no costly print charges
Promotes Engagement and Impulse Buying
- from survey’s to on-site sales, keep your audience engaged and active