MeshCube introduction

MeshCube introduction

Introduction

MeshCube is the All-in-One IoT solution that uses Wirepas Mesh 2.4GHz to provide scalable and cost-effective solution to localize tags and sensors. 
This solution offers an easy to install and scalable location system for a wide range of applications (warehouses, hospitals, building sites, tunnels,...), consisting of a cable-less infrastructure for asset tracking without any complex planning or cabling costs.
The MeshCube delivers typical performance of room/zone accuracy (2 to 5 meters) with a typical location interval of minute(s) and years of battery lifetime, with the lowest infrastructure and ownership costs on the market.

MeshCube solution offers multiple services for the Smart Building market integrated into one single platform:
• location of people and assets inside the building;
• identification and geo-localization of alarm events (call button, man-down, impact, fall);
• monitoring of climatic and air quality parameters;
• control of field sensors and actuators;
• management of fleets of Bluetooth LE beacons used for indoor navigation and way-finding applications.

Architecture

The communication and positioning infrastructure of MeshCube is entirely based on Wirepas Mesh network, without requiring other additional communication infrastructure. 
Position, sensor and network data from Wirepas mesh devices are forwarded through the mesh network to the Mesh Gateway, that is also called Mesh Sink. Depending on the size of the network, more than one gateway can be required. Mesh Gateway forwards then the data to a local server on which the BlueUp Pocessing Engine (BPE) is installed. 
For positioning, BPE integrates advanced algorithms based on trilateration that allows to compute the position of the mobile tags. BPE provides HTTP or MQTT APIs that allow an easy and straightforward integration with end-application. 


Sensor network

With MeshCube, battery-powered Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) becomes reality. Mesh infrastructure can be equipped with sensors connected to the mesh network to allow measurement of different physical and environmental parameters. Solutions are available for monitoring indoor climate (temperature, humidity, pressure) and air quality (CO2 level).
HTTP and MQTT APIs allow to easily retrieve real-time sensor data. With MeshCube it is also possible to integrate actuators. Simple commands allow to command general-purpose input/output signals or specific signaling devices, like buzzer, vibration motors, LEDs. 

Beaconing BLE

Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are more and more frequently installed inside buildings for proximity, indoor navigation and way-finding mobile-app solutions. 
Managing fleets of Bluetooth BLE beacons is always a mess. Modifying beacon broadcast settings implies an operator near the beacon with a dedicated manager app. This requirement implies availability of trained technical personnel, travels, waste of time and resources. Alternatively, using BLE gateways adds cost and complexity to the infrastructure. 
MeshCube offers a centralized Bluetooth LE-Beacon fleet management system for monitoring fleets of BLE beacons. You can change bacon settings or monitor battery status in real-time from a single remote control point, without the need to physically be on the site and without adding additional hardware. 

MeshCube Components

  1. Wirepas Tags
  2. Wirepas Ancors
  3. TinyGateway Wirepas
  4. MeshCube Software

MeshCube Demo Kits

BlueUp offers the possibility to test the MeshCube functionalities with the help of two ready-to-use Demo Kits.

1. Smart Industry Demo Kit 

Smart Industry MeshCube Demo Kit is the optimal solution if you want to test MeshCube platform for industrial environments (manufacturing, logistics, ...). 
This Demo Kit includes devices suitable for industrial installation and allows to test both asset tracking and personnel locating applications. 
The Smart Industry MeshCube Demo Kit includes:
  1. 10 Wirepas Brick Anchors
  2. 6 Wirepas TagX Asset Tags
  3. 2 Wirepas SafeX Lite Wearable Tags
  4. 1 Wirepas TinyGateway PoE
  5. 1 MiniPC with preinstalled MeshCube and 1-year licence 

2. Smart Building Demo Kit

Smart Building MeshCube Demo Kit is the optimal solution if you want to test MeshCube platform for buildings (offices, hospitals, schools, ...). 
This Demo Kit includes devices suitable for building installation and allows to test both asset tracking and personnel locating applications. 
The Smart Industry MeshCube Demo Kit includes:
  1. 12 Wirepas Ultra Anchors (with holder)
  2. 6 Wirepas Slim Asset Tags
  3. 2 Wirepas SafeX Lite Wearable Tags
  4. 1 Wirepas TinyGateway WiFi
  5. 1 MiniPC with preinstalled MeshCube and 1-year licence 
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