Part 2 – Al Juarez Interview with Steve Statler, aka Mr. Beacon

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

In part two, Steve Statler, aka Mr. Beacon, continues his interview with Al Juarez about Fathom’s Bluetooth RTLS with a history of Fathom’s development and positioning in the market. He discusses the advantages of Fathom’s API for providing accurate x/y positioning data and how this data can be integrated into various third party asset tracking, business intelligence and control systems. …

Fathom and Spatial DNA Partner to Deliver Real-Time Location Intelligence Solutions

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT, Press

Companies integrate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technologies and geospatial intelligence to deliver accurate, always-on asset tracking August 15, 2017 – Vancouver, Canada – Fathom today announced that it has partnered with Spatial DNA to deliver solutions that integrate the company’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology with Spatial DNA’s location-as-a-service software Flow. When integrated, clients can take advantage of this powerful, real-time, …

Part 1 – Mr. Beacon Interviews Fathom about our Bluetooth RTLS Technology

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

In part one of this interview, Steve Statler, aka Mr. Beacon, talks with Al Juarez about Fathom’s Bluetooth real-time location system (RTLS). Al talks about the Fathom Hub, which is a cloud connected gateway with 6 antennas, utilizing Angle of Arrival for accurate positioning. He also discusses Fathom’s unique competitive advantage as a spin-off of RX Networks, a company with …

Fathom Launches New Industrial Bluetooth Beacon: The Fathom Tag

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT, Press

August 1, 2017 – Vancouver, Canada – Fathom™ today announced the launch of its new industrial Bluetooth beacon called the Fathom Tag. The Fathom Tag is designed to integrate seamlessly with the Fathom Hub and Fathom Control system and deliver highly accurate positioning for industrial environments. The Fathom Tag has been developed specifically for location applications and its rugged design and …

New White Paper – Advantages of Fathom’s Bluetooth RTLS for Indoor Positioning

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

The real-time location systems (RTLS) industry is rapidly adopting Bluetooth for a number of asset tracking scenarios that were poorly suited for RFID, Wi-Fi or ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. Check out our Bluetooth RTLS White Paper, where you’ll learn: This White Paper is designed to help you better understand the current landscape of indoor positioning technologies and how Fathom’s Bluetooth solution …

Part 3 – Haris Afzal on latency, the Fathom Tag, sensor integration and Bluetooth 5

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

This post continues the discussion with Fathom CTO Haris Afzal with a look at latency issues, the Fathom Tag, sensor integration and what’s in store with Bluetooth 5. For most RTLS systems to deliver value, they need to update positions in near real-time. “Currently Fathom updates location positions every 15 seconds, but soon this will be reduced to every 3-seconds, …

Part 2 – Fathom CTO Haris Afzal talks antenna design, location techniques and tracking moving assets

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

In this post, we continue our talk with Fathom CTO Haris Afzal on some of the technology and thinking behind our Bluetooth RTLS solution, this time with a focus on antenna design, location techniques and the challenge of tracking moving assets. Antennas 101 – One is good, six are better! Fathom’s R&D team explored several antenna designs and even commissioned …

Part 1 – The science behind Fathom’s Bluetooth RTLS solution – A discussion with CTO Haris Afzal

Randy Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

Since their launch in 2013, Bluetooth beacons have gained a lot of attention and for good reason—they make a range of location services possible, such as apps that support indoor navigation by providing turn-by-turn directions for visitors in shopping malls or airports. Bluetooth beacons also enable a number of more industrial use cases such as tracking high value assets as …

Fathom’s take on RFID Journal Live trade show in Phoenix and the role of Bluetooth RTLS in Asset Tracking

Al Juarez Asset Tracking, Beacons, Events, IoT

Fathom continued its road warrior series in May by soaking in the sights, sounds and sun at RFID Journal Live 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The show offered Fathom an opportunity to understand how the RFID industry approaches and solves indoor industrial location problems and where Bluetooth RTLS fits into the picture. Conversations with a bevy of RFID solutions providers revealed …

Fathom Announces Technology Alliance with Leading Beacon Manufacturer Gimbal

Shawn Bouchard Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

Fathom, a leader in Bluetooth RTLS asset tracking, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Gimbal, a leader in enterprise-grade mobile engagement and location intelligence. The partnership presents customers with the combined strengths of each company: Gimbal’s reliable beacons and over the air security and Fathom’s high-accuracy indoor location platform. The agreement includes joint marketing and sales …

Wavefront IoT Summit

Shawn Bouchard Asset Tracking, Beacons, IoT

The Wavefront IoT Summit held in Toronto this year offered a fantastic opportunity for business and government leaders to connect with companies interested in taking advantage of the connected possibilities offered by the Internet of Things. Running from May 1 to 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Wavefront IoT Summit 2017 focused on enterprise Internet of Things companies …

ProMat 2017 – A Turning Point in Logistics

Al Juarez Asset Tracking, Events, IoT

I attended ProMat 2017 to test a value proposition: “If I could give you reliable, automatic location of your people, equipment, and pallets, with an accuracy of 2 meters, and at a cost that is a fraction of systems that provide centimeter level accuracy, would you be interested?” The answer, from over 75 one-on-one conversations, was a resounding: “Yes!” Why …