The yooBee Hub is a device that acts as a gateway between all yooBee devices (sensors and trackers) in their range and the yooBee Cloud Server. The yooBee Hub has an unprecedented BLE range such that it covers 600 m2 to even 1.000 m2 areas (in open spaces).
This gateway device communicates with yooBee Sensors & Trackers via a low power RF communications network and with the cloud server via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The yooBee Hub also has a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection or optional a 3G/4G connectivity mode. Both collect and forward data from the yooBee sensors and trackers and handle the registration and roaming of these devices in their range.
The yooBee Hub is remotely managed for configuration, over-the-air firmware updates and for monitoring the RF communication quality and the status of all yooBee devices (battery level, charging state, temperature, etc).
yooBee Sensors are smart BLE devices that provide location references for the yooBee indoor positioning and tracking system: they send BLE reference packages to smartphones (like iBeacons) but also measure the RSSI of the signals received from yooBee Trackers in their range. Furthermore, they send all received data from the yooBee trackers to the yooBee Hub in which range they are.
yooBee Sensors are powered by a solar panel and rechargeable battery. When fully charged this battery has a lifetime of 1-2 months. They are ideally mounted under lamps using a flat bracket, or to windows with direct incoming sunlight using suction cup tape. Alternatively, sensors can be powered or charged through the micro USB port.
yooBee Sensors feature NFC for identification and commissioning purposes and a Multicolor LED for user feedback. They are remotely managed through the cloud console for configuration, over-the-air updates, battery status and charge current monitoring, and RF communication quality.
yooBee Trackers are available in various formats: keyfob, badge, wrist, hanger, clips, etc. They can be used to locate and track people or assets with an accuracy of 1-2 meter. The trackers are small, lightweight devices that are spatter-free and are powered with a coin cell battery that offers a lifetime of approximately 2 years (keyfob, wrist) to even 5 years (badge). They go into deep-sleep mode as soon as they are immobile for more than 15 seconds.
Only the keyfob tracker can be opened to replace the battery, the others require a new casing after battery change. yooBee Trackers feature NFC for identification or access control, a push button to signal alarms or call for assistance, a multicolor LED for user feedback and inertial sensors (accelero, magneto).
yooBee Trackers are remotely managed through the cloud console for configuration, over-the-air updates, battery status monitoring and event logging.