Swedish supplier of IoT, cloud and platform solutions, H&D Wireless, will deliver track and positioning technology to the entertainment centre of Exploria, to provide better visibility of visitors' children. The 20,000m2 play centre now becomes H&D Wireless's first customer in the fast-growing IoT segment indoor positioning with a two year agreement. GEPS for Hospitality is the name of the IoT service, which will help parents to follow their children in Sweden's largest play land Exploria, outside Stockholm.
The simple solution is a smart bracelet equipped with the new service, which allows parents to follow their child's position in real time via an app on the phone.
“The business value lies in all data generated by the visitors,” said Pär Bergsten, CEO, H&D Wireless. “How often and how much time the children spend in the different areas in the playground, reveals what attractions are more or less attractive, and how the flow of movement appears in the playground as a whole. It is just the kind of real time data that is rapidly scaled up to become indispensable in major industrial processes.”
“We are proud to be the first in Sweden and Europe to offer a smart indoor positioning service that will give our guests an even better experience,” said Mikael Andreasson, CEO, Exploria AB. “Now, the parents can calm down, knowing where the children are all the time.”
With a precision that can be measured from metres down to decimetres, H&D Wireless Tracking and Positioning Technology, is highly efficient for businesses that need real time data linked to their business systems. Indoor positioning is a growing area with many profitable using areas, and is seen by many as a central part of the transition to the fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0.
With GEPS for Industry, H&D Wireless offers a RTLS solution within Industrial IoT for positioning services – pre-configured for SAP users. Bergsten believes that the biggest advantage with H&D Wireless positioning technology is the wide range of services it offers.
“The positioning itself is the foundation. This allows up to 50% increase in utilisation rate, if you constantly know where all the equipment is,” Bergsten said. “This leads to both lower costs and faster production. But in addition to that, we have an artificial analysis for all data coming in. Where are the bottlenecks in the logistics? When and under what circumstances do they happen? This information goes into the business system automatically, which is a huge advantage in terms of manually managing inventory and input manually.”
GEPS for Industry was launched this spring and has further strengthened Swedish H&D Wireless position in the fast-growing wireless real time tracking market (RTLS). The market for Smart Factory and Industrial IoT is growing sharply and is estimated to be worth more than $225bn in 2021 (Markets and Markets Research).