Telstra Bluetooth Finding CommunityWhat is the Telstra Bluetooth® Finding Community?
The Telstra Bluetooth Finding Community actively observes Track and Monitor devices to provide a low cost and lower power means to locate assets that are valuable for your business.
You can attach a Track and Monitor device to one of your assets, which could be anything from equipment, crates and pallets to machinery, trailers and shipping containers.
When the asset moves within Bluetooth range of a community member, the member reports its location, anonymously and securely, back to Telstra’s Track and Monitor platform. This data is then used to find the last known approximate location of the device.
You can deploy the Bluetooth Finding Community across your workforce to provide persistent visibility of your fleet of assets that are within their vicinity. This can be done by:
- Installing the Telstra Track and Monitor App onto your staff’s mobile devices
- Implementing the Telstra Bluetooth Finding Community SDK into your own custom app
- Enabling the Telstra Bluetooth Community on your Track and Monitor Cat-M1 Solar Tracking Units
In addition, the community includes members outside of your organisation that can assist you to find assets that may have been removed from your site and/or are not in the vicinity of your workforce. These community members can include:
- Telstra mobile customers who have opted in for location permissions in the My Telstra app
- Other Track and Monitor customers who have implemented the Bluetooth community amongst their workforce
- Over 6000 Telstra Air enabled payphones and Telstra Air Public Wi-Fi Hotspots
All data captured is secure and anonymous. You won’t know which community member has helped to locate your item and the Bluetooth Finding Community member cannot see what item they’re detecting.
The Telstra Bluetooth Finding Community relies, in part, on a crowd-sourced community of users throughout Australia whose devices help locate items. The existence, size and extent of the Finding Community will vary from location to location, will not be the same at all times, and will not be present in all locations and so for best results we recommend that you deploy the Bluetooth Community among your workforce, which will provide more persistent coverage.
Check out the activity of our Bluetooth Finding community across different regions of Australia. The images below show where devices have been observed by the community over a typical month. Remember, that the presence of the Bluetooth Finding Community at a particular location and time will vary as the community members move around. For example, we would typically see different activity from community members during the night than during the day.
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