Since it was split from the RFID company mojix last year, acceliot, a Southern California Internet of things company, has been providing RTLS (real-time positioning system) hardware and end-to-end solutions for manufacturers, data centers, oil and gas companies, logistics and medical industry suppliers. Acceliot said that during the covid-19 epidemic, with the development of Internet of things solutions (often using a variety of technologies), the market demand for more efficiency and intelligence means that the company’s customer base has been expanding.
According to the leadership of acceliot, the company is currently playing the role of propagandist of Internet of things technology in many industries. Acceliot by CEO Sean? Shawn manesh and CTO Paul? Founded by Paul Barriga, both of them have led some early and large-scale applications of mojix technology.
As part of the split agreement, acceliot owns exclusive rights to mojix products, including its star and starflex RFID reader series. In addition, according to bariga, mojix’s original RFID hardware team also joined acceliot and led the R & D team of acceliot. Acceliot is responsible for the development, manufacturing and sales of mojix’s RFID hardware and Mcon middleware, while mojix, as an early supplier of developing RTLS solutions using passive UHF RFID, will focus more on its software platform solutions.
In 2015, mojix acquired a software company to provide complete and configurable software solutions. Barriga said that mojix has been developing software to provide customers with complete RFID solutions. If it continues to provide RFID hardware products, it will distract them. Therefore, this split is the right time.
In november2019, acceliot was established and named after the plan to accelerate the Internet of things technology. By december2020, the company publicly announced this agreement. Manesh said, “now the company is developing a marketing campaign to face the future and open up a broader market.”
Acceliot provides customers with complete Internet of things functions through passive RFID, and can locate tagged items in real time through star reader. The star reader system consists of a reader and a star antenna array, which can be installed on the ceiling and provide about 3 feet of real-time positioning accuracy with passive RFID tags. It is also compatible with third-party hardware devices.
However, customers increasingly want to integrate other technologies, such as GPS, to obtain various data streams according to specific applications. Therefore, acceliot focuses on providing an integrated Internet of things system, which can collect data through RFID and a variety of other sensors. The performance of the company has achieved a substantial increase in the early stage during the global epidemic, because the market has always had a high demand for these technologies, which is driven to a certain extent by the various demands brought about by the epidemic.
In fact, the epidemic is requiring efficient action, thus promoting the digital transformation. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, consumer demand for products has been quickly delivered and met through multiple channels, which means that manufacturers and other members of the supply chain must improve efficiency, and the Internet of things technology has helped to meet these needs.
“This pandemic highlights the need for ultra efficient logistics, distribution, manufacturing and supply chains,” manesh said He also predicted that after a long time of covid-19 threat, systems still need to be established to deal with epidemics.
“Digitalization helps us prepare for natural disasters or other epidemics. In order to fully digitalize the supply chain, enterprises are also looking for various sensors and higher intelligence to manage the collected data. They need an infrastructure that can detect RFID, and also need to use software tools such as AI and blockchain to provide automation of data collection and management to achieve real-time visibility.”
Acceliot has applied its solutions to hospitals, global automakers, defense contractors, and the oil and gas industry. A hospital is using acceliot’s RFID data to understand the location of ventilator and other devices, which are used to provide services for infected patients and other medical services. This IOT system will track PPE inventory and send order alerts when inventory is urgent. Hospital managers can also use RFID data to better understand the use of equipment and analyze the insufficient use of equipment.
This technology is also used in automobile manufacturing sites to track the location of supplies and finished products as part of the production process. In addition, some large venues, such as gymnasiums, are also using this technology to track hundreds of thousands of people for security reasons or behavior analysis. Acceliot has developed a solution for a construction company to achieve efficient and environmentally friendly functions. By deploying RFID readers in the new building and combining them with integrated sensor tags, property management personnel can provide additional services such as environmental management or asset tracking for tenants.
By equipping the building with RFID temperature and humidity sensors, the system can automatically provide information about the environment and automatically maintain a comfortable environment. If tagged items are brought into these smart buildings, the solution can also realize the asset tracking function by identifying the location of specific items.
The solution can also provide additional intelligent functions, such as door and window sensors with RFID function, which can identify when doors and windows are opened or closed. Manesh said that this solution is innovative and scalable. For example, RFID readers can be used to read temperature data at first, and then extended to other applications over time. The goal is to “take RFID or IOT deployment to a new level”.
Dubai retailer Sharaf DG uses acceliot’s RFID system to install a star reader on the door at the exit to create a smart door and capture every labeled product passing through the door. The system is also deployed in the retailer’s distribution center, front store and back warehouse. The reader installed at the cash register will also read the product tag ID when the consumer purchases the product to indicate that these products have been sold.
Recently, acceliot added some new features to its 4 to 48 channel extensible reader starflex, including the reader function of automatic sensor processing. The system provides additional user management capabilities, as well as improved security and encryption capabilities, enabling users and solution providers to innovate Internet of things systems for their specific applications. “We encourage innovation through partner channels. Some partners have used our products to develop their own proprietary functions. We have built starflex into a universal reader platform that allows users and partners to innovate,” Barriga said
“We believe the RFID market is still in the growth stage,” manesh said As the demand for the Internet of things grows, solutions to meet these needs are also growing. Therefore, RFID suppliers need to work together.
Acceliot has expanded its edge platform capabilities to include most third-party readers to accommodate companies with various types of readers. The company uses machine learning to develop algorithms to distinguish between stationary and moving RFID tags. Manesh said: “RFID has proved its indispensability in several key industries. With the further maturity of RFID, RFID technology will be applied in more industries.”