PenguinIN, Actility and Abeeway Join Forces to Offer Smart Tracking Solutions

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor, Hotels
PenguinIn's PenTrack solution
PenguinIn's PenTrack solution on a desktop.

PenguinINActility and its subsidiary Abeeway are happy to announce a partnership aiming at expanding their IoT solutions portfolios with joint offers, focusing primarily on Managed Indoor Positioning and Navigation serving a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Construction, Oil & Gas, Airports, Education, Hotels, Theme Parks and Shopping Centers.

PenguinIN is a leading indoor positioning and IoT use cases provider, headquartered in Irvine, California, with a regional office in Dubai. The company creates digital parallel for physical spaces to optimize day-to-day processes and create unique experiences for visitors and operators. PenguinIN leverages all available radio and sensor information to provide state-of-the-art indoor positioning information to build ROI-driven use cases, with solutions that have already been proven successful in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

The use of LoRaWAN® connectivity is one of the main keys to success of such use cases. LoRaWAN is a widely used wireless protocol that allows battery-powered sensors to communicate with IoT applications via a long-range, ultra-low data rate connection, resulting in longer battery life.

Actility provides the LoRaWAN IoT connectivity management solution with ThingPark Enterprise, a platform that helps customers build network infrastructure by managing LoRaWAN gateways, adding sensors, monitoring network operations and controlling the flow of data to application servers, enabling the deployment of large-scale IoT projects in record time. Actility’s subsidiary, Abeeway, provides various tracking devices that work both indoors and outdoors thanks to their multi- technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, Abeeway’s patented Low-power GPS, Wi-Fi Sniffing and Bluetooth Low Energy,

As PenguinIN expands its portfolio of use cases, the need has surfaced for a fully controllable long-range backhaul technologies. Naturally, Actility was the right fit with its know-how, acquired through years of experience and thousands of use cases deployed, to help them complete their offers with solutions for private network server management and Abeeway asset management devices offering.

PenguinIn's PenTrack solution on mobile
PenguinIn's PenTrack solution on mobile

Quick glance on Partners’ solutions and use cases:

PenTrack which is a software-based, cloud-hosted indoor tracking solution offering market leading accuracy and performance. It works with off-the-shelf tags and does not require proprietary hardware. Whether it is venue-wide presence or room-level accuracy, their machine learning algorithms ensure that clients get the best accuracy with cost efficiency to satisfy their use cases. Using Meraki’s Location APIs, PenguinIN works with clients deploying Meraki infrastructure to enable PenNav and PenTrack solutions.

PenNav is a leading turn-by-turn indoor navigation solution delivered through mobile applications and digital kiosks. This solution is enriched with location-based messages, analytics and business rules. Offered as a managed service, accuracy of our indoor positioning is maintained long after the initial system setup.

  • Healthcare: Improve asset management for better availability and access for staff. PenguinIN also supports other relevant use cases such as automated entry, infection control and patient wandering.
  • Education: Automatically track students’ attendance and enhance security of your student and staff population.
  • Shopping Center/ Retail: Navigate shoppers through the venue and support them with finding what they are looking for. Send them location- and context-based Proximity Marketing for higher engagement.
  • Airports/ Transportation: Offer a seamless traveler’s journey by leveraging updated wait times, turn-by-turn navigation and proximity marketing.
  • Theme Parks and Hospitality: Improve your guest journey based on PenguinIN’s rich indoor analytics. Help guests to better navigate through your facility and notify them about events and special offers

On the one hand, ThingPark Enterprise is a LoRaWAN IoT connectivity management platform that helps customers build network infrastructure by managing LoRaWAN gateways, add new LoRaWAN devices, monitor network operations, and control the flow of data to application servers. ThingPark Enterprise is specifically designed for enterprises: it’s simple, scalable, and easy to operate, and offers a unique low-power IoT communication infrastructure to enable an infinite number of industrial use cases.

On the other hand,  Abeeway long autonomy devices allow continuous usage for months and years thanks to LoRaWAN® connectivity. The devices work both indoors and outdoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, Abeeway’s patented Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing, Bluetooth Low Energy & Bluetooth LE Beaconing feature for precise indoor tracking. Abeeway devices combine cutting-edge location technologies, robust hardware, a meticulous selection of high-performing low-power chipsets and the no-compromise optimization of software. This allows flexible behavior, highly responsive to changing needs, and guaranteeing asset and people location in various coverage scenarios.

Making Abeeway trackers compatible with PenguinIN software allows new types of use cases for indoor and outdoor geolocation. The integrated solution is designed to deliver reliable location data even in complex indoor and outdoor use cases or hazardous environments like a construction site, a mine, a refinery. It provides you with real-time data of the operating status of your machines and monitoring of mobile assets as well as people. This unique, custom fit IoT tracking solution is particularly relevant for use cases such as asset tracking and management in indoor facilities, factories, resource tracking, theft prevention, warehouse logistics, fleet management and much more.

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