Lufthansa Industry Solutions therefore relied on the Loc-Ex® 01 BLE-Beacons from ecom for hazardous areas ATEX / IECEx Zone 1 (Loc-Ex 01) and for non-hazardous areas (Loc 01 HC & Loc 01 SC). When selecting a suitable provider, Lufthansa quickly took advantage of the explosion-proof, wirelessly interlinked solution portfolio (smartphones, tablets, beacons, peripherals as well as apps and software) from ecom as part of the Pepperl + Fuchs Group. The beacon technology offers Lufthansa Industry Solutions distinct advantages: Compared to other geo-location technologies, the beacons provide a high degree of precision and accuracy along all three axes. Due to the long range of up to 300 meters in open space, the costs for monitoring large areas can be kept low and the desired localization accuracy can be varied by the number of locators installed.
In addition, neighborhood relations and alarms can be defined, for example, if dangerous goods are to collide or be stored side by side. Also the insensitivity to signal strength fluctuations is a significant advantage over conventional Bluetooth-based localization technologies. Another advantage is the low battery consumption, due to the energy-saving Bluetooth standard Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).