About I-GUIDES Blue

The Technology

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the 2.4 GHz ISM band) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).

Bluetooth is an international standard which is used throughout the world. Invented by Dutch electrical engineer Jaap Haartsen, working for telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 wired data transmission. The Bluetooth protocol is active in over tens of billions of devices worldwide. Bluetooth technology, combined with a lower cost of entry, has enabled business cases for applications that were previously unthinkable.

BLE devices follow the Bluetooth standard. They manage their power by automatically powering up and down while remaining connected to the reader infrastructure (smart connectivity). Compared to previous versions, BLE enables 250% faster and more reliable over-the-air data transmission and 10x more packet capacity. The job of BLE is to drive the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), namely the thousands of smart, web connected devices – from fridges to toothbrushes – that are expected to enter our lives over the next decade.

BLE offers a combination of price and performance to enable real time asset visibility for applications that were previously impractical.

The I-GUIDES® Blue system provides a standardized platform and high-accuracy method for data collection, yielding business intelligence and facilitating efficiencies. Our tamper evident BLE sensor technology helps deter loss of inventory due to theft and provides asset lifecycle event visibility. I-GUIDES® Blue system facilitates real-time inventory on-demand within seconds, dramatically reducing labor cost and time. Our BLE tags have an average battery life exceeding 5 years, enabling long-term high-accuracy asset accountability. Battery life can vary depending on the application and environment I-GUIDES® Blue helps managers conduct more complete and frequent inventory audits, quickly identifying missing assets, avoiding redundant capital costs and expediting purchasing decisions.

Fast BLE Facts:

  • BLE operates on an International Standard, same platform in all countries
  • If implemented properly, BLE technology can achieve 99.9% inventory accuracy
  • BLE improves Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) reporting
  • Smart phones and tablets come pre-equipped to read BLE chips which significantly reduces reader infrastructure costs for certain applications


I-GUIDES® Blue is a BLE tracking platform for organizations looking to improve accountability and track key assets through a highly responsive and individually tailored solution.


  • Evidence room tracking
  • Weapons Tracking
  • High value asset monitoring
  • Airport ground support equipment
  • Fast inventory management deployment
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Real-time shipment tracking
  • Many, many more


  • API for integration with
  • existing systems
  • Real-time alerts and alarms
  • Real-time maps
  • Chain-of-custody data log server
  • Cloud based or locally hosted

Health Monitoring: Real-time visibility and alerting for the health of BLE readers and BLE tags via Tag heartbeat monitoring

Event Capture: A streamlined process enabling users to set up data capture events tailored to business specific needs

User Defined Zones: Simple yet powerful process for users to establish and track zones where visibility is essential

Mobile Platform: Securely access live data (locations, triggers, etc.) through nothing more than a browser

Integrated Alerting and Reporting: Tie real time alerting and reporting into your events

Admin Managed: Your administrator(s) manage environments, users and permissions through a simple web page interface - no engineer required!

Complies with FAA AC 91.21D

BLE operates on an International Standard, same platform in all countries allowing for trouble free shipping to any location across the globe.

Unlike many RFID solutions, BLE devices do not interfere with radio frequencies often used at airports and during flight.

Our Shepherd® Tag is the only active BLE tag certified to SAE AS 6023 for affixing to aircrafts and aircraft parts.