Technology really understanding the real world in real time: that's our vision, which is also our business. We build responsive environments for responsive applications.
From safety to social, from art to analytics, we unlock the value of the data you choose to share.
A Smart Space needs hardware. Lucky for you, we build it. Our plug-and-play reelceiver devices are the friendliest means of deploying a Smart Space infrastructure that can detect, locate and connect billions of low-power wireless devices. You might say: one thing to reel them all.
Our open source software interprets what's happening in your Smart Space, in real time. Use it to develop your own contextual web and mobile applications. We also provide plenty of free applications, including the interactive bubbles shown here. And for the connoisseurs, our MIT license is sure to give you a few ideas.
Do you delight in the idea of developing your own IoT cloud platform? Do you dream of deploying and managing your own distributed sensor network? Do you decrypt Bluetooth packets for fun? No? Good. Because we do! And we make it our business to take care of everything for you.
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We've been making Smart Spaces for a while now so there aren't a lot of questions we can't answer. Here are the most frequently asked ones.
Any detected device can be anonymously identified. In some cases, the make or the model of the device is explicitly shared in the information it transmits. Some sensors may also openly share data. Personal data can only be shared through explicit opt-in.
Most of the latest generation Bluetooth devices, labelled as Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth 4.x or simply BLE, can be detected. These include smartphones, wearables and sensors. Proprietary Active RFID devices can be detected too.
Smart Spaces function at a human scale. Typical detection range is on the order of tens of meters and is largely dependent on clutter in the environment. One sensor per room, or every ten meters in open environments, generally provides good coverage.
Each sensor represents a POI, or Point of Interest. That POI may be an entire room, or the immediate surroundings of an object such as a work of art or advertisement poster. By strategically positioning our sensors, it's easy to create meaningful POIs.
We're based in Montréal, a city which experiences weather extremes at both ends of the spectrum. And if we need to handle that, so should our reelceivers: we've designed them to handle it all. Simply house them in weatherproof enclosures and connect them using outdoor-rated cable.
Our reelceivers benefit from a wired power and network connection. This means no batteries to change/recharge and no communications problems to debug. You can also daisy chain multiple reelceivers using network cables (Cat5e) that are among the most cost-effective to install.
A reel, or daisy-chain of reelceivers, connects to the Internet via a hub which provides power and network connectivity. There are simple, inexpensive hubs that provide connectivity via USB all the way to enterprise-grade hubs that run our entire software stack. You can build your own if you like!
Not really. The main difference is that our reelceivers are connected to the Internet in real-time and continuously listen for devices in range. They enable the space itself to be smart rather than just enable the already-smart devices within the space to become smarter.
In short, we believe in an open Internet of Things. Our business is in providing our Platform-as-a-Service so that our clients can focus on their core competencies rather than IoT/RTLS hardware and software technologies. Being open source keeps us as competitive as we can be!
We typically sell to systems integrators who leverage our platform for application-specific solutions. If that's not you, but you have a Smart Spaces application in mind, we can surely connect you with one of our partners.
Like yeah, totally! We've designed everything to be modular and we're happy to help you with customization. In some cases we can take care of everything for a fee, or you can do-it-yourself with our guidance. It's like, totally awesome!
Smart Spaces are what we do!
Here you will find information, quick tutorials and articles on some of the Smart Spaces we've built or that have been built using the reelyActive platform.
The Pervasive Sharing EconomyWhen we talk about the sharing economy today, Uber and AirBnB are the inevitable...
quickyActiveThis is a five-minute crash course in getting started with Smart Spaces...
Rails and Reels: History, Infrastructure and the IoTIn November 2013, after an eventful business trip to San Francisco and New York City...
We founded reelyActive in 2012 with over twenty years combined domain experience. We've shipped product since day one. Our novel platform is solving the problems of tomorrow's Internet of Things today.
In 2013 we won the title "World's Best Startup". We then connected the trophy to the IoT. Seriously.
Fortune 100 clients such as Deloitte love our bubbles. Sensational startups such as Localz love our cutting-edge sensors.
Cunningly connected, boldly beyond beacons, and abusively allocated alliterations.