Industrial IoT: The Inconvenient Truth

In Industrial IoT, the technology and business model landscapes are constantly shifting, so today’s enterprises need to keep in lockstep with the evolving changes.

Navigating new IoT solutions into Industry 4.0 is challenging. Reduced equipment downtime and factory shutdowns negatively affect customer satisfaction. Consequently, companies suffer from reduced productivity and a lower ROI.

Cassia Networks: Helping Today’s Industrial Enteprises Scale their IIoT projects

Cassia works with smart IIoT equipment manufacturers to help them overcome their challenges and to provide the competitive edge they need to reach their business goals. We provide companies in various IIoT sectors with a comprehensive suite of enterprise Bluetooth IoT products and solutions they need to enable smart IIoT solutions such as Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance as well as Personnel and Asset Tracking solutions.

Innovation in the Industrial IoT: The Key to a Competitive Advantage

Recent and ongoing innovations in the Bluetooth connectivity standard have many fundamental advantages over other wireless technology options. The benefits for many are reduced equipment and maintenance costs and a lower barrier to entry into new industrial IoT markets. Bluetooth technology eases deployment, adds flexibility, and dramatically reduces installation costs versus wired and other wireless alternatives. Compared to a cellular LPWAN option, Bluetooth uses existing infrastructure (instead of monthly data fees), is a worldwide standard (cellular varies by country), and requires minimal power. With over 5 billion of these Bluetooth devices expected to ship by 2024, industry leaders are increasingly turning to Bluetooth to power their IoT solutions.

However, for a connectivity protocol like Bluetooth to meet the current demands for today’s enterprises, it must move beyond the limitations of short-range and one-to-one connectivity.


Cassia’s patented long-range Bluetooth gateways technology (up to 1,000 feet) increases “connection density” in solution provider deployments, significantly reducing Bluetooth IoT system costs, allowing for greater ROI. Cassia’s multiple bi-directional pairing means Bluetooth has a one-to-many ability to remotely control and manage up to 40 Bluetooth end devices. And, in broadcast mode, a Cassia long-range Bluetooth gateway can “listen” to many hundreds of Bluetooth low energy devices.

In addition, Cassia’s IoT Access Controller (AC), a powerful network management software platform allows end-users to remotely manage their BLE devices and gateways for easy deployment and flexibility.

Industrial IoT: Cost savings, Growth, and Value Added Benefits for End-Users

Below are a few examples of Cassia’s unique long-range Bluetooth IoT Platform capabilities to ensure IoT solution providers grow new markets and improve their bottom line. Cassia’s gateways provide bi-directional control enabling more than just monitoring. Our gateways provide real-time alerts and notifications to reduce reducing mean-time-to-repair (MTTR). A bi-directional connection enables “on the floor” feedback delivered to and from the machine during fault diagnostics and “re-testing.” Moreover, in deployments involving a high number of devices and machines, bi-directional capabilities allow for easy locationing of these assets as well as improving response times.

Innovators Never Sleep: Bluetooth Industrial IoT Edge Processing

Cassia’s first to market long range Bluetooth gateway supports edge processing capabilities. Bluetooth IoT edge processing means IoT solutions providers can not only grow new markets with low cost Bluetooth IoT systems, but remain competitive with IoT value added services.

Long-Range Bluetooth IoT edge processing provides the following advantages:

  • On premise processing for sensitive IoT data involving new solutions for security focused industries such as healthcare and defense
  • Reduces latency for high speed-sensitive monitoring alerts using “hot data” in IoT industries requiring 100% uptime
  • Delivers “smart networking” capabilities between monitored devices for setting up “parent-child” conditions
  • “Take over” capabilities at the machine level for real-time responses to alert and fault conditions

By eliminating the traditional limitations of Bluetooth and extending Bluetooth innovations to the end user, Cassia’s long-range Bluetooth gateway and IoT Access Controller ensures today’s smart industrial equipment manufacturers and industrial IoT solution providers have a competitive edge.

How to Use:

  • Cassia’s Bluetooth gateways connect to machine health monitoring devices
  • The gateway seamlessly and securely collects data from the Bluetooth monitoring devices and sends data to the internet or local server
  • A machine operator or IT professional can monitor device data in real-time from multiple sensors simultaneously


  • Continuous Monitoring - ability to provide machine operators and IT professionals easy access to Bluetooth LE sensor data in real-time
  • Seamless Coverage - Cassia’s Bluetooth gateways provide seamless coverage for large environments like an industrial site to allow operators to move freely throughout a location while equipment is continuously monitored
  • Easy Deployment / Management - Cassia’s IoT Access controller software platform allows for easy setup and management of Bluetooth gateways monitoring of end devices
  • Higher Performance - the range of smart monitoring devices is increased up to 1000+ feet in open spaces or 3 wall/obstacle penetration (on average)
  • Multiple Device Asset Tracking & Monitoring - connect and control up 22-Bluetooth Low Energy devices per router simultaneously and/or listen to hundreds of devices in Broadcast mode
  • Low Cost - minimal, one-time cost of hardware and low monthly software controller (device management) fee
  • Stable Environment - devices stay connected to Cassia’s Bluetooth gateways at a distance
  • Security - end-to-end device security
  • Bluetooth Locationing - track device failure and receive alerts in the event a device will fail to minimize equipment downtime
  • Data Collection -collect critical data from equipment without the need of a machine operator being present