CASE STUDY – Long-range Bluetooth IoT delivers easy-to-manage data for IoT condition monitoring
SITUATION: Machine health monitoring is “low hanging fruit” in Industry 4.0, providing a competitive edge in the form of reduced downtime, optimized maintenance processes, and increased profitability. Moreover, existing industrial IoT condition monitoring systems prefer the cost and value-added advantages of Bluetooth’s low-power requirements, worldwide standardization, and low cost.
OBSTACLE: However, the scalability of these deployments is hampered by Bluetooth’s traditional short-range, one-to-one connectivity, and lack of robust enterprise-level IoT management and control.
ACTION: ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor uses Cassia enterprise-grade Bluetooth routers and IoT Access Controller (AC) to address these obstacles and simplify data collection and aggregation. Firstly, Cassia routers dramatically extend Bluetooth range (without requiring changes to the Bluetooth end devices), as well as the number of device connections compared to traditional Bluetooth low energy. This eliminates the use of inefficient handheld devices for collecting and sending data to the cloud. Then, the Cassia AC enables remote and robust control of multiple Bluetooth devices and routers, for scalable IoT condition monitoring management.
RESULT: When used in conjunction with Cassia Bluetooth routers and IoT AC, ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors reliably monitor machine assets in real-time and provide data for optimizing usage and maintenance. ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors coupled with Cassia long-range Bluetooth IoT is a simple, cost-effective way to improve machine health using data without interrupting existing processes, people, or technology.
The Cassia Bluetooth Router provides seamless Bluetooth coverage in an industrial IoT (IIoT) environment, eliminating the need for plant personnel to “walk and collect” data using mobile devices for ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor devices. The X1000 Cassia long-range Bluetooth Router: CE and FCC approved, PI65-rated, all-weather, enterprise-grade IoT condition monitoring.
CASSIA BENEFITS FOR Industrial IoT
- Seamless long-range Bluetooth coverage
- Remote Access and Control of IoT systems
- Multiple BLE connections
- Easy integration (SDK) w/existing devices
- Enterprise-grade gateway connectivity (w/Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and cellular back haul options)
To learn more about industrial and IoT condition monitoring connectivity options Connect with Cassia.