The EXBeacon platform is a new internet for the entire space in indoor facilities. It can be applied to various facilities such as offices, factories, warehouses, construction sites, hotels, airport ports, nursing-care facilities etc.
EXBeacon plafrom measures the position of people and things, and works as a huge sensor that aggregates various sensor data, and supports interaction between things, such as autonomously controlling the space based on sensor data.
In this way, its perculiarity is that, it works as a platform simulataneously with other applications having various purposes. By statistically analyzing the data accumulated in this manner, it becomes possible to clarify and review the problems at the work place, and improve the business process on a continuous basis.
■As a tool to execute DX (Cyber Physical System)
It is said that the execution of “Digital Transformation (DX)” is key for companies to survive.And, as a method, “Digital Twin” which recreate events of real world (Physical System) such as factory and product in real time in cyber space (Cyber System) is considered as important.For that purpose, it is necessary to digitize and collect various information in the real world, but the collected information has been limited, and it cannot be said that Digital Twin has been realized.
The EXBeacon platform build a cyberspace suitable for digital twin. When connected to the target real space, various types of information such as position information of moving objects such as people and objects, information on the state of moving objects, indoor space information , and information on machine conditions are collected at the same time and then by making it visible and build a digital twin. Not only that, the EXBeacon platform is a tool that processes collected information and provides new office services such as seat management, meeting room management, and entrance / exit management.In addition, it is possible to provide more advanced management information etc. by processing collected information freely using advanced analysis methods.
EXBeacon platform has the following functions as a tool to execute DX like this. It can be called “Cyber Physical System (CPS)” because it is not only collect information in the real world, but also it has the function of linking such information with the powerful computing capabilities of cyberspace and providing insights.
1) Collection of real space information
Collection of various information on the target facility space (location / state of moving object, environmental information, etc.)
2)Building a digital twin
Visualize collected information and build Cyber facility
3) Provide new office service
Process collected information and provide new office service
4) Provide management information
Analyze collected information and provide information that contributes to management
■ System configuration
When EXBeacons are appropriately deployed in the target space, they automatically interconnect to form an independent network. The data aggregated on the gateway (EXGateway) is transmitted to the EXBeacon server, filtered to remove noise, and analyzed with the EXIoT analysis engine to generate meaningful data. In addition to making the data visible on a dashboard, WHERE can also provide various kinds of information with the API. The EXBeacon platform can connect to various sensors including temperature and humidity, vital sensors and so on.
To measure the position of a person or a thing, attach a “tag” (a small transmitter) to the target movables, and the platform will receive signals from the tags and pinpoint their locations.
As a new infrastructure for building facilities, the EXBeacon platform simultaneously performs indoor positioning (measuring the position of people and objects), sensor data collection, remote operation and remote control.
1. Indoor positioning service
The EXBeacon platform combines two positioning methods and four positioning technologies to meet customer’s positioning needs to provide optimal positioning services.
Method: 1. Mobile phone method (Old method) / 2. Beacon tag method
Technique: 5 m positioning (One point); 2 m positioning (One point, Multipoint); 1 m positioning (Directional receiver); 0.2 m positioning (AOA, Image analysis)
2. Sensor data collection service
The EXBeacon platform flexibly connects with various sensors in the building facility and collects environmental data such as temperature, humidity, pressure, acceleration, light, sound, local area and gas. By combining multiple target sensors, it functions as the facility’s unique “meta-sensor”. It is unsuitable for large size data transfer, but it is most suitable for “IoT sensing” which reliably collects sensor data in small amount of uneven distribution.
3. Remote monitoring/ Remote control service
The EXBeacon platform remotely monitors the beacon tags used during positioning, including gateways and EXBeacons that make up the network, and the state of the various sensor devices connected (such as battery levels and radio signals). It also uses the “downlink” of the network to remotely control machines and switches.