IMPLASER WORKS IN THE PRESENT BUT KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FUTURE. FOR THIS PURPOSE, WE ARE NOW FOCUSING IN DEVELOPING INTELLIGENT SECURITY SYSTEMS THAT WE WILL PRESENT AT THE WORLD METRO & LIGHT RAIL CONGRESS & EXPO 2018 BILBAO AT STAND C12.
One of those intelligent products that we are working on is the security signalling with beacon technology located inside. A beacon is a small and energy-efficient wireless device that emits information through Bluetooth with a maximum scope of 50 meters. They can be detected by close devices, like smartphones or tablets and enable interaction between the signs and the user. The beacons are part of the sign. They are integrated during the production process and are invisible for the user. The system is energetically autonomous: it catches the necessary energy of the environment to feed themselves and keep them ready for operation.
Through an App that works as an interface between the beacons and the user, new and interesting features like the following can be managed:
- Guide the user. The user is given information of interest about a determined place or about the environment in general.
- To promote an accessible environment. It can provide information to visual or hearing-impaired people to ease their guiding in normal conditions and also in case of emergency.
- Guide in case of emergency. It enables a safer evacuation with the usual signalling. In determined situations, the closer emergency exit could not be the safest.
- To verify the route. It is useful for verifying the correct compliance of the surveillance tour or maintenance routines.
This product has been developed by Implaser in collaboration with the investigation group of the University of Zaragoza HowLab, and Inycom, an enterprise specialized in ICT services and solutions. The beacons are aimed at the 4.0 industry, the new technological revolution which relies on the interconnexion of the conventional signs with the internet.