Use Cases

Fathom is designed to support a wide range of industrial use cases and enables organizations to easily integrate accurate location data with their existing asset tracking, business intelligence (BI) or control systems.

Below, you will find just some of the scenarios where Fathom’s Bluetooth RTLS solution is ideally suited. If there’s something you don’t see or if you’re interested in more information on how Fathom could work for you, click the ‘Get a Quote’ button and tell us about your particular use case or asset tracking requirement.

If you are a distributor and you think our technology should be part of your asset tracking offering please visit the partners section of our website and get in touch.

Transportation – Vehicle Tracking

Problem

Solution

Finding a specific bus for servicing in a 46,000 sq.ft. transit depot with 50 identical looking vehicles.

Utilizing Fathom Bluetooth Tags and Hubs, real-time data is displayed, showing where each bus is located, down to a specific lane and position within the lane.




Manufacturing – Autonomous Vehicle Tracking

Problem

Solution

Autonomous vehicles follow magnetic strips in the floor or preset routes using cameras, however operation managers do not know the exact location of vehicles as they move throughout the facility.

Bluetooth tags mounted on the vehicles are tracked via Fathom Hubs installed along their routes with real-time location data integrated via the Fathom API into the process management system.




Healthcare – Medical Equipment Tracking

Problem

Solution

Critical healthcare equipment are often left at the last place it’s used and can be difficult to locate in the event of an emergency.

Bluetooth tags mounted on critical equipment are tracked via Fathom Hubs installed in corridors, operating and patient rooms with asset location data displayed on monitors at the nursing stations.




Automotive Services – Asset Tracking

Problem

Solution

Misplaced automobile parts, repair equipment and car keys are costing an auto body company thousands of dollars per month in lost productivity and missing tools.

Bluetooth tags of various form factors are attached to removed parts (such as a bumper), specialized repair equipment and car keys, tracked via Fathom Hubs in the facility, with location data integrated into the shop’s business system.




Healthcare – Patient Tracking

Problem

Solution

Keeping track of patients as they move through a surgical outpatient clinic is difficult for busy medical staff.

Patients are provided with Bluetooth wrist bracelets when they enter the clinic and, using Fathom Hubs, are tracked as they move from pre-op, to the operating room, then post-op and subsequently released.




Agribusiness – Cannabis Plant Tracking

Problem

Solution

In countries/states where cannabis is legal, laws require the location of plants to be reported daily, down to the exact room each plant is situated within a cultivation facility.

By tagging plants with Bluetooth beacons that are tracked with Fathom Hubs, the exact location of each plant can be integrated into the organization’s “seed to sale” compliance system.




Manufacturing – Materials Tracking

Problem

Solution

Specialized glass that has been processed looks exactly like unprocessed glass, causing reprocessing mistakes resulting in ruined glass and costly wastage.

Pallets of processed glass are tagged with Bluetooth beacons and tracked using Fathom Hubs, with location data integrated into the manufacturing process system to eliminate reprocessing mistakes.




Facilities – People Tracking/Worker Safety

Problem

Solution

Workers entering dangerous areas of a plant without proper authorization or safety equipment.

Workers carry Bluetooth tags that are scanned by Fathom Hubs located in critical areas, enabling alerts to be sent to plant managers in order to identify the person, direction of travel and their dwell time.




Warehousing – Forklift Tracking

Problem

Solution

A large distributor wants to track their forklifts as they travel around the facility to identify patterns and improve efficiency.

Bluetooth tags are mounted on all forklifts with Fathom Hubs installed in the facility to provide real-time location data that the organization can analyze in order to optimize and streamline their operations.