Frequently Asked Questions
The Fathom Hub is a hardware device that enables you to create a coverage area in an indoor space to monitor Bluetooth beacons and other BLE devices. The device is designed to monitor BLE devices that have either a static or dynamic movement profile.
A static device is typically a beacon or beacons installed in a specific area. These beacons could be used to anchor way-finding points for a mobile application or they could be used as proximity anchors to trigger location-specific functionality in a mobile application. When we use the term ‘static’ we are referring to beacons that you wouldn’t expect to move from their installed location.
A dynamic device by definition is a BLE device or beacon that you expect will move around your coverage area or venue.
These beacons could be attached to many things, such as: high value assets, people or interactive items that move around an indoor location.
Fathom makes it possible to track these items in real-time and plot them on a floor plan or map.
A venue is a distinct coverage area where beacons are distributed, which can include any defined mappable area that you want to manage, such as: a floor in a building, a retail space or even an outdoor area.
A coverage area refers to a specific matrix created by the installation of Fathom Hubs in a venue. A basic coverage area is composed of four (4) Fathom Hubs. A more complex coverage area, influenced by the venue’s building materials, finishings, electronic interference, etc., may require 20 or more Hubs to create a suitable coverage area.
Fathom is a unique piece of solid state hardware. It is a purpose built, custom engineered radio device designed to accurately locate and identify Bluetooth beacons, regardless of their manufacturer in a range of venues and coverage configurations.
Developed by a team of engineers and scientists, Fathom leverages more than a decade of location expertise and experience and applies that location know-how to address a growing and significant problem in the IoT space: where is my stuff?!
As ‘smart’ devices become more prevalent it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all those things. Fathom solves this problem and many more!