Who is Blyott?
Blyott is a real-time location-based tracking and monitoring company that provides IoT solutions to organizations around the world. It started out as a solution focused on the healthcare sector (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) but of course can be used in many other sectors as Blyott gives you a real-time view of all your mobile assets using the latest Bluetooth tags and existing Wi-Fi access points. With real-time asset monitoring, you will never lose your assets again.
Blyott’s slogan is ”Big Savings – Happy Staff”. Simply and cost-effectively locating (medical) devices such as blood pressure monitors, refrigerator temperature gauges and patches for recording heartbeats etc. via a simple app on the smartphone relieves the caregiver of unnecessary searches.
So with Blyott, you dramatically improve your efficiency as indoor localization combined with ”Big Data” analytics help customers understand certain flows and solve bottlenecks.
In hospitals, staff can now see in real-time where thousands of assets are in the hospital. In addition to accurate and reliable real-time localization via Bluetooth tags, Blyott also provides monitoring – how much an asset is being used, and whether it might need maintenance.
What solutions does Blyott offer?
Blyott’s solution leverages existing Wi-Fi access points (if suitable) and is a complete cloud solution that is scalable and integrates seamlessly with other systems via an open API, including, of course, the asset registration application.
Indoor localization is nothing new, but is not widely adopted due to its high cost and complexity. In fact, every hospital uses a lot of medical and non-medical devices. But sometimes medical or non-medical staff cannot find these devices, wasting a lot of time. Hospitals buy 10 to 20% more mobile devices than they actually need to function properly.
An effective asset tracking system can drastically reduce these costs. So a good and simple solution was needed to solve the asset tracking problem. Blyott uses the latest Bluetooth technology: small, inexpensive Bluetooth tags (or even Bluetooth tag stickers) that have a long battery life. Along with the easy-to-use web interface, you can monitor and track where each piece of equipment is in real time!
When the medical staff is looking for a particular piece of medical equipment, for example beds, monitors and pumps … with Blyott, they can now use any computer in the hospital and go to the Blyott web application to search for a particular piece of equipment. Then they get a list of all devices that match the description and where they are located. In this way, they save an enormous amount of time. Time that can now be spent on patient care!
How do Blyott’s solutions work?
The principle is simple: first you attach a Bluetooth tag to an object you want to track. Then you use the Blyott mobile app to link this object to the tag. To register, you scan this Bluetooth tag with a name to link the two together. From then on, the Blyott RTLS (Real-Time Location System) system knows that the tag and the object belong together.
Blyott has developed a cloud solution that captures all those signals emitted by these small Bluetooth tags and picked up by the Wi-Fi Access Points to calculate the exact position of your asset in the hospital.
Through the existing Access Points (if suitable), the beacons are received and forwarded to Blyott. In this way, one can quickly and easily find the current location of the Bluetooth tag.
Because the Blyott application runs in the cloud, you have minimal IT overhead but scalability and performance.