Bluetooth 5 beacon uses Nordic connectivity for workforce and service delivery monitoring


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Ottawa, Canada-based electronics manufacturer, Stratosfy, has selected Nordic’s nRF52840 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the core processing power and wireless connectivity for its ‘Stratosfy Marker’ connected service delivery monitoring solution. 

The solution enables business owners and operations managers to ensure a workforce carries out its activities at precise locations by either registering their presence or unlocking location-based task lists when workers are within the device's communication range. For example, the product could be used in the commercial cleaning industry to ensure all the washrooms at a facility have been regularly attended by cleaning personnel.

The Stratosfy Marker suite of products comprises the 38g, 76 by 76 by 24mm ‘Stratosfy Marker-I’ and 54g, 94.5 by 43 by 19mm ‘Stratosfy Marker-IO’ devices. The Marker-I device is designed for indoor service points such as lobbies, elevators, washrooms, meeting rooms, and maintenance rooms. The IP65-rated water resistant ‘Stratosfy Marker-IO’ device is designed for both indoor service points and outdoor service points such as parking lots and garbage bin areas.