Why Intelligent Edge Solutions Are the Future of Asset Tracking

Intelligent Edge Systems are a combination of mobile devices and computer systems connected at the edge of an existing network. These seemingly futuristic systems are available for organisations to significantly increase business efficiency and accuracy in various sectors and industries.

So if you want to improve operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and stay ahead of the competition, look no further than our intelligent edge solutions as the future of asset tracking. Read on to learn how intelligent edge solutions assist businesses with increased accuracy and productivity worldwide.

What Are Intelligent Edge Systems?

The edge element of these systems relates to their physical location on the edge or outside of a closed digital network. An edge system is implemented where the associated data is created thanks to IoT (Internet of Things). The data will be sourced from any number of devices, and you’ll generally find barcode labels working with intelligent edge solutions.

The intelligent element of Intelligent Edge Systems specifically relates to automated data analysis to create beneficial solutions. Edge systems have limited usefulness that is significantly increased with the recent addition of intelligent systems. This includes AI intelligence and machine learning with data analysis capabilities of data, creating the closest thing to accurate human decisions possible 24/7.

Benefits of Intelligent Edge Systems

The effectiveness of these systems is making a significantly positive impact on areas such as asset tracking and management by increasing the amount of wireless availability of vital data whilst also providing beneficial automated responses.

Our solutions offer a range of benefits that are impossible to achieve with traditional asset tracking methods. You get complete visibility over your business operations, powered by data from edge devices, sensors, and even robotics. We help you bring together this data in a way that enables greater collaboration and advanced analytics, giving you the insight you need to make informed decisions quickly.

These solutions work independently with predetermined responses to the monitored data. For example, this may include alerting a person to machines increasing heat exceeding safe parameters during daily operation.

Intelligent Edge Supporting Various Industries

As these emerging edge systems are designed to handle escalating amounts of data effectively, many industries are adopting them to monitor their processes.

Edge Systems in Factories

Manufacturing and industrial facilities have many machine parts at risk of damage from wear and tear over time. For example, damaged components related to motors, pumps, belts and valves may cause a machine shutdown and require extended downtime for a technician or engineer to discover the source of the problem and repair it.

Edge systems in manufacturing can be tailored to monitor OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metrics and transmit them to your team. This downtime will be costly and should be reduced to minimal levels, which is where Intelligent Edge Systems are beneficial. Additionally, these systems will monitor OEE and more to provide a clear status of even the most complex working environments and help facility managers eliminate wasteful downtime.

These intelligent edge solutions also assist in additional areas of the industry, such as:

  • Real-time monitoring: Edge systems can provide real-time monitoring of factory operations, enabling faster and more effective decision-making. The system can identify bottlenecks in the production process, allowing the manufacturers to make adjustments to improve efficiency.
  • Improved quality control: Edge systems can monitor the production process in real time, enabling more efficient quality control. The system can identify defects in the production process and alert operators, allowing them to make adjustments to improve the quality of the final product.
  • Energy savings: Edge systems can monitor and optimise energy usage in a factory, reducing energy consumption and cost. For example, the system can monitor lighting, heating, and ventilation systems and adjust their usage based on real-time data to minimise energy consumption.

Edge Systems for Improved Healthcare

In healthcare, patients with chronic illnesses at home can be given harmless wearables to be identified by the system remotely. These wearable devices, such as biosensors, fitness trackers and blood pressure monitors, are the source of essential health and fitness data. This patient information can be transmitted to an intelligent edge server to be analysed and responded to within established parameters. These actions often involve an early alert system where a medical professional remotely supplies essential data on the patient’s current status. This improved, real-time patient monitoring reduces the time between an alert and a potentially life-saving decision. Edge systems also help increase data security as the system will analyse the sensitive data at the source and eliminate the opportunity for a data breach.

Intelligent edge systems in healthcare facilities provide improved supply chain management that intelligent edge solutions provide. These systems will monitor the crucial process of maintaining a sufficient inventory at every stage:

  • Clinical decision support: Edge systems can provide real-time data and insights to support clinical decision-making, enabling healthcare providers to make informed decisions about patient care.
  • Enhanced data privacy: By processing data closer to the source, edge systems can help protect sensitive patient data and reduce the risk of data breaches.
  • Improved supply chain management: Edge systems can improve the management of medical supplies and equipment, enabling healthcare providers to track the inventory and location of medical supplies in real time.

Intelligent Edge Solutions at GSM Barcoding

At GSM Barcoding, we firmly believe intelligent edge solutions are the future of asset tracking for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Our cutting-edge solutions leverage the power of the Savanna platform from Zebra Technologies to provide real-time insights and analytics that help you stay ahead of the competition. Whether it’s Sense, Tag, and Track with MotionWorks or leveraging the power of Zebra Visibility IQ, our intelligent edge solutions help optimise device availability, maximise asset utilisation and increase operational productivity.

With our extensive experience and technical expertise, we can help you develop and implement custom applications and services tailored to your unique business needs. Our developer team at GSM Barcoding is always on hand to provide you with the right technical support to help you develop and implement the right applications for your operational needs. We work closely with you to understand your unique business requirements and tailor our solutions to deliver exceptional results.

Contact us today to see how our team will improve your organisation’s asset tracking.

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