The Intellifi platform has been developed to make wireless identification and localization of items or things as easy as it can be.
The usual context is that end-users need real-time location or status information on their business critical items.
The Intellifi platform delivers exactly that for any item that carries an RFID tag, a Bluetooth Low Energy tag (BLE) or a barcode.
The platform consists of 2 key elements: Smartspots and Brain
- Smartspots scan the environment and translate the physical signals to identification data of items. Smartspots analyze and pre-process the raw data and bring the relevant portions to the Brain server.
- The Brain server offers business relevant information to the business application. The information is provided through Brain API, a JSON based REST API.
Tags identify an item
The platform supports any standardized Rain RFID tag and any BLE tag that is compliant to the iBeacon or the Intellifi SmartBeacon protocol. Other protocols based on BLE can be added on request.
Items can carry a BLE sensor tag supporting sensors to monitor temperature and motion. These items are called smart items.
For a business application there is no diference whether information is receive from items that are RFID tagged or BLE tag. The relevant tag information is abstracted from the underlying radio technology.
End user will usually interface with the system through a dedicated 'business application'. It's very likely that you are in the position of developing or delivering a business application to your customer.
Business application using Intellifi Brain can be very thin applications like web apps. On the other side of the spectrum they could also be nearly all-encompassing business application like Hospital Management Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Facility Management Systems or ERP software.
Brain web services and Brain API provide the interface to business applications
Brain API has been designed to make the life of business application developers as easy as possible.
Brain provides powerful web services that deliver application relevant information rather than raw signal data.
Brain API can push relevant information in real-time to the business application or the business application can pull information on its own request.
Here you can find further details on Brain
Smartspots are gateways to the cloud
Smartspots are devices that scan the environment for RFID and BLE signals. They are highly integrated devices containing: RFID and BLE antennas, so called reader chips to decode the RFID and BLE signals and an embedded computer to process the data and forward the relevant parts to the Brain.
Here you can find details on the Smartspot family.
In order to get a deeper understanding on how to benefit from Intellifi platform services it's recommended to get familiar with the core concepts used within the platform.
It will be helpful to learn on these core concepts in the following order: