People, Tools and other Things – Trimble Licenses BaseN’s Platform for exclusive IoT Applications

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Trimble has licensed the BaseN Platform for new Industrial Internet of Things applications. BaseN’s secure and scalable architecture has allowed Trimble’s ThingMagic Division to realize faster time-to-market and lower operating costs for a new class of applications.

The first one, CrewSight, has recently been launched to enable process optimization with enhanced overall security at construction sites.

CrewSight provides full insight into a construction site. Every worker receives an RFID-enabled badge and is pre-registered into the system. An RFID reader captures a worker’s badge every time he enters or leaves the various sections of the construction site. Multiple construction sites can be seen from the same web portal, which makes supervision and monitoring remarkably efficient.

“Using BaseN’s powerful, secure and reliable industry-scale Internet of Things Platform, Trimble was able to develop a robust and comprehensive solution with an aggressive schedule”, says Satyan Shah, Technical Director at ThingMagic, A Division of Trimble. “We are looking forward to exploring other exclusive IoT opportunities for various industries together with BaseN.”

About Trimble’s ThingMagic Division

Trimble’s ThingMagic Division is a leading provider of UHF RFID reader engines, development platforms and design services for a wide range of applications. ThingMagic develops products for demanding high-volume applications and provides consulting and design services to create solutions for challenging applications. ThingMagic’s customers include some of the world’s largest industrial automation firms, manufacturers, automotive companies, retailers and consumer companies. Located in Woburn, Massachusetts, the ThingMagic business was founded in 2000 by a group of visionary PhD graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. ThingMagic is “The Engine in RFID”.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location — including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

About BaseN

BaseN, established in 2001, is the inherently scalable computing Platform for hosting billions of spimes, the core objects of the Internet of Things. Spime is the permanent logical brain and memory of any physical Thing. BaseN currently handles close to one million spime transactions per second, and enables the transformation from physical products to intelligent services in any industry.

Media contact: Corina Maiwald, Chief Marketing Officer, BaseN, corina.maiwald(at)

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