Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

HID and Mist partner on IoT infrastructure

Steve Rogerson
February 19, 2019
 
Texas-based trusted identity specialist HID Global and Mist Systems, a pioneer in self-learning wireless networks powered by artificial intelligence (AI), are working together to converge Bluetooth Low Energy location services with wireless lan infrastructure for better deployment, management and operations of IoT devices.
 
With location services that are enabled by Bluvision, HID Global works in the IoT space with sensor beacons for workflow and event management. The Mist Learning wlan is a single, converged cloud-based micro-services platform for wifi and BLE indoor location services, eliminating the need for expensive overlay platforms and battery-powered gateways for asset location and user engagement.
 
The combined product provides a simple architecture for scalable IoT asset tracking and management that reduces costs, eliminates complexity and fosters rapid adoption across organisational functions and use cases.
 
“The typical hospital today has over 20 different use cases for IoT tracking and management that can increase profitability, patient care and overall patient experiences,” said Rom Eizenberg, vice president of HID Global’s Bluvision division. “The introduction of AI-driven indoor location capabilities using standards-based BLE makes the deployment of these services scalable and cost effective, and reduces barriers to entry for many clinical scenarios previously locked out of benefiting from these state-of-the-art capabilities.”
 
California-based Mist built the first AI-driven wireless platform with the first virtual IT assistant. The Mist Learning wlan makes wifi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist says it is the first vendor to bring enterprise-grade wifi, BLE and IoT together to deliver personalised, location-based wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons. All operations are managed via Mist’s cloud architecture for scalability, agility and performance.
 
“By deploying Mist and HID location services together, enterprises have a proven way to electronically touch and validate anything that moves, playing a strategic role in IoT environments,” said Bob Friday, CTO at Mist. ”As we enter a new era of ubiquitous indoor location services, it is imperative that leading vendors come together to create seamless solutions for seamless and reliable BLE deployments.”
 
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries.