The wave of the future
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Over the course of their service life, Bosch power tools will be used on different construction sites. It’s not unusual for tools to get mislaid or lost. Finding them becomes a matter of luck. So Bosch came up with a perfect solution in the form of TrackMyTools, a smart inventory management system.
TrackMyTools, Bosch’s inventory management system, offers several advantages. Warehouse managers, planners, and tradespeople can keep tabs on the status of all their tools with this cloud-based solution — either from their home base or directly on the construction site. If a tool should go missing, the system helps find it again, thanks to the smart interaction of hardware and software.
The principle is simple: A battery-operated Bluetooth module, roughly half the size of a matchbox, is affixed to the tools and transmits a signal every eight seconds. Smartphones and tablets equipped with the TrackMyTools app detect the signal, and transmit time, user, and location data to the server. Every 30 minutes, moreover, the smartphone’s GPS function transmits the tool’s location to the cloud, making it fundamentally possible to locate the tool at any time — even from a considerable distance. The app shows where the tool is on a map. Tradespeople can use the web application, which is available in various subscription models, to keep tabs on their tools over the internet. The tagging module can be attached not only to power tools, but also to cable reels, ladders, and hammers. Finding the proverbial needle in a haystack just got easier.
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Bosch TrackMyTools provides you with a current overview of your tools at any time. Organize your work efficently — and save time and money.