Adoption of the IoT technologies in the industry is rising. More and more companies are using IoT devices to automate business operations and improve
The most prominent commercial IoT applications are:
IoT networks are used in a variety of the commercial settings to reduce the employees workload, automate business operations and collect useful information. In the IoT networks, all devices are wirelessly connected, and can communicate to each other without human intervention. Data collected by the IoT network sensors are also sent to the cloud for processing and analysis.
Regardless of the specific commercial IoT application, IoT devices in the network have to be commissioned - provisioned into the IoT network, and configured so that they can communicate to each other and the gateway. This is where you need an IoT platform, which includes a cloud software for IoT devices management and a mobile application for the on site interaction with the IoT devices.
Bluetooth mesh is the popular IoT technology. It has been created with the smart lighting systems in mind, but is used for a variety of other IoT applications in the smart buildings and smart factories. The big advantage of the Bluetooth Mesh as compared to the other IoT technologies is the ability to commission and control network IoT devices with the regular smartphones or tablets, without the use of the special hardware, proprietary firmware installed on the IoT devices and / or gateways.
This is exactly what the BLE Mesh Commissioning software is used for. With the Ble Mesh Commissioning software you can manage smart buildings IoT networks via the web dashboard, and commission IoT devices on site using a smartphone or tablet and a mobile application. BLE Mesh Commissioning software is vendor and application agnostic. You can mix and match Bluetooth Mesh devices from the different vendors in one IoT network, and use BLE Mesh Commissioning software to manage them.
BLE Mesh Commissioning software gives you necessary tools for the efficient management of the multiple Bluetooth Mesh IoT networks on the smart buildings or in the industrial settings. Administrators manage Bluetooth Mesh IoT networks for the different smart lighting or smart building projects via a secure web interface. On site installers provision Bluetooth Mesh devices into the IoT network and apply preset configuration using regular smartphones or tablets and a mobile application. BLE Mesh Commissioning software provides a secure centralized data system where all authorized users always have an access to the real time IoT networks information.
Bluetooth Mesh was designed with the smart lighting applications in mind, so this is a most frequent use case for the Bluetooth Mesh IoT networks. BLE Mesh Commissioning software allows you to manage and commission multiple smart lighting IoT networks using one centralized software platform.
Use BLE Mesh Commissioning software web dashboard to manage multiple smart lighting projects and smart lighting IoT networks within each project. Configure smart lighting networks via the secure web dashboard using a graphical drag and drop interface. Define light fixtures groups and controls (switches, sensors) for each group. Create flexible grouping that is not confined to the geographical zoning, or use zones where all devices interact with each other - whatever better fits your IoT networks design.
Field commissioners / installers provision on site IoT devices (light fixtures, switches, sensors, gateways) into the Bluetooth mesh network and apply preset configuration using smartphones / tablets and a Bluetooth Mesh mobile application. A mobile application does not require any knowledge of the Bluetooth Mesh internal design from the installers - they simply apply preset IoT network configuration with the minimal work, navigation and clicks.
Smart buildings include a lot of subsystems functioning together: HVAC systems, security systems, building access system, lighting, etc. Any and all of these systems can include connected wireless devices (IoT networks) communicating to each other and providing relevant data to the building operators. Bluetooth mesh technology allows you to create Bluetooth Mesh networks that include all of these different types of IoT devices, each group of devices confined to their Bluetooth Mesh application. IoT devices process only messages directed to their application, but can pass on messages directed to the other applications, contributing to the better throughput of the Bluetooth Mesh IoT network as a whole. BLE Mesh Commissioning software allows you to manage IoT networks for all smart building systems. You can mix and match smart building IoT devices from the different vendors and control them with one BLE Mesh software, as long as these devices conform to the Bluetooth Mesh SIG standard.
Use BLE Mesh Commissioning software web dashboard to create relevant Bluetooth Mesh applications for the smart buildings (such as Lighting, HVAC, Security, etc.). Add types of IoT devices for each Bluetooth Mesh application, and use this information to create network groups. Define how network groups interact using a graphical drag and drop interface.
BLE Mesh Commissioning software gives you a lot of flexibility in organizing IoT networks and grouping IoT devices. You can create one IoT network that includes several Bluetooth Mesh applications, create separate IoT networks for each application, or multiple IoT networks within the same Bluetooth Mesh application.
Field commissioners / installers use a single mobile application to provision and commission all different types of IoT devices and Bluetooth Mesh networks within the smart building. The IoT networks, network applications, groups of IoT devices within each application and how these devices should interact is already determined - field employees do not need to get into the details of it. All they need to do is to use a BLE Mesh mobile application for the provisioning of the on site devices into the relevant IoT network and applying a preset network configuration.
Implementing connected wireless IoT devices in the industrial settings helps companies automate operations, optimize equipment and industrial machinery maintenance, and collect valuable data. Industrial IoT networks consist mostly of sensors that detect environmental conditions (such as temperature and humidity) and machinery operations regime (temperature, pressure, vibration, etc.). Sensors can be connected to the devices that can automatically alleviate the conditions (such as HVAC equipment that can automatically support required temperature in the warehouse, or irrigation system that can be turned on when the soil humidity is low). IoT sensors are usually connected to the gateways that send data collected by the sensors to the cloud software for the storage and processing.
BLE Mesh Commissioning software allows you to provision IoT sensors into the Bluetooth mesh network, and connect them to the right devices for maintaining environmental conditions within the acceptable range.
Use BLE Mesh Commissioning software web dashboard to create a list of the Bluetooth Mesh devices included in the industrial IoT network. Specify which Bluetooth Mesh models are installed on the sensors and other IoT devices. Use this information to create groups of sensors and link them to the correct IoT device (e.g. Bluetooth IoT occupancy sensor to the light fixtures, Bluetooth IoT temperature sensor to the A/C or heating unit, etc., etc.)
On site installers use a Bluetooth Mesh mobile application to provision installed IoT devices into the network, and to apply predetermined groups to the provisioned IoT devices. Assigning IoT devices to the groups in the mobile application is easy and straightforward, and does not require any knowledge of the Bluetooth Mesh specifications from the installer.
There are a lot of other situations where connected wireless devices should communicate to each other, and when an event detected or performed by one IoT device should lead to the specific actions from the other devices. For example, in the video surveillance system a movement detection by a sensor can cause the cameras around it to be turned on. A smart computer docking station can turn off connected IoT devices that are not in use. Building doors can be locked or unlocked in response to the detected events. No matter what functionality your Bluetooth Mesh IoT networks have, and what types of IoT devices it is using, you can use a BLE Mesh Commissioning software to manage the networks and commission IoT devices.
Use BLE Mesh Commissioning software web dashboard to create Bluetooth Mesh applications and types of IoT devices that you use. Use this information to create configuration for each IoT network. Select which Bluetooth Mesh application(s) will be in use in each IoT network, create IoT devices groups and define how these groups should interact. IoT network configuration information will be available to the field installers in the BLE Mesh commissioning mobile application.
Use a Bluetooth Mesh commissioning mobile application to provision IoT devices, assign them to the correct applications and groups, review information on each IoT device, de-provision IoT devices and remove non-functioning IoT devices from the network.