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BLE Enabled, Long Battery Life Scales For Logistics

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Smart Weighing Scales


Customer - Jumbotail


"India’s leading wholesale food and grocery, and new retail platform."


Problem Statement


Jumbotail sought to prevent pilferage and make their warehouse operations more efficient by making weight as an integral metric.


Solution


Our BLE and ePaper enabled weighment controller board comes with an easy to use mobile app SDK and is designed to work with existing scales. We worked with a Bangalore based manufacturer to make their scales smarter and suitable for integration with Jumbotail’s “Bradman” app via BLE. Internal audits suggested that the scales paid for themselves in few days!


Challenges


  1. Achieving long battery life to enable truly wireless operations was a challenge as most scales offered only 10-12 hours. Our boards achieve ~12 months!
  2. Load cell failures in the rough and tumble of warehouses are, unfortunately, quite real. We built in calibration and reporting routines in our SDK to help diagnose and report such issues as they happen.







Tej Pochiraju

Tej holds a PhD in Wireless Hardware and has built and sold patents covering innovations in RFID and microwave processing. He has been building IoT products with enterprises, large and small, for nearly 15 years.

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