It's the Internet of Things, adding new possibilities for mobility in the workplace and it's all about adding context to the way we interact with IT systems.
Context is the additional and inter-related information all around us that we can use to bring better awareness about our location and situation into these interactions.
We use proximity devices called beacons to bridge the gap between the physical world and the systems you use to transact information in the workplace.
Beacons are tiny, low cost and low powered transmitters that can interact with nearby smart devices: phones, tablets and other mobile devices that are now a part of the way we work.
Proximity can trigger actions on mobile devices, prompting action, loading information or launching smart workplace apps to connect with your backend IT systems.
A great proximity solution is not about the proximity hardware, it's about the richer interactions you can build with proximity-aware apps on mobile devices that move through a proximity-enabled zone.
Smartphones and tablets already deliver additional capabilities that can be harnessed to boost productivity, workflow and compliance and by adding proximity, you can build truly smart business applications.Download your copy
Any workplace can become a proximity-enabled zone.
Proximity zones can be indoors or outside and they can be any size, from a few metres with just one beacon to kilometres wide with many beacons. Zones can 'overlap' or be spaced apart and you have control over the action that each beacon triggers at distances that you define, from half a metre away or as far as 30m away.
The next exciting phase in mobilisation of asset maintenance is proximity and context including automatic awareness of field worker's precise activity, and enforced workflow and WH&S practices.Download your copy
Increase the richness and accuracy of data collected in a mobile enabled inspection application for local government, with the simple addition of proximity beacons in each vehicle to improve context awareness.Download your copy