At reelyActive, we believe that the best technology is invisible to the experience it provides. In a Smart Space, there's no reason to ever think about our technology working behind the scenes. In fact, very few people do.
Imagine an invisible button that can detect the presence of people and objects. A Smart Space may consist of one or more invisible buttons, each representing an area of interest. An area may represent a surface as large as an entire room or as precise as a specific location.
An invisible button can be triggered by wireless devices in proximity. These include many of the devices that we carry, wear or interact with, and they number in the billions. Currently supported wireless protocols include:
- Bluetooth Smart (BLE)
- proprietary protocols in the 868, 915 and 2400MHz ISM bands
To a computer, an invisible button press includes three elements:
- the time that the button was pressed (or released)
- the location of the button
- the unique identifier of the triggering device
In other words, our invisible technology provides computers with a digital awareness of the physical world. Namely, who/what is where and when.
Meet the Reelceiver
An invisible button is in fact a physical hardware device we call a reelceiver. A reelceiver is a radio device that can transmit and receive messages via a given wireless protocol. Reelceivers are installed at points of interest within a Smart Space.
Meet the Reel
Reelceivers need power and communications, and they receive these from a reel. A reel is a daisy chain of reelceivers using standard Cat5 network cables. One end of the reel is connected to a hub which acts as both a power source and a communication link to a local or remote server.
Software running on the local or remote server processes the information associated with invisible button presses. This software drives the many applications supported by our technology. Our cloud service enables a seamless experience across all participating Smart Spaces.
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