Connected industrial tools

Recognizing the tremendous business opportunities that the Internet of Things (IoT) presents, the client set out to transform certain categories of their industrial products (drills, angle grinders, and floodlights) into smart, Internet-connected devices by integrating into them BLE-enabled hardware control component.

Brightgrove was challenged to deliver a solution that uses the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol to move data between tools and mobile devices. Using the application, the user is able to discover such devices which are in range; connect to them and later on perform various configuration and control operations via BLE enabled smartphone. Management and configuration of groups as well as individual tools allows the user to perform all aspects of device-specific activities using attractive and modern mobile interface.

The Internet-connected devices have successfully gone into serial production. Mobile applications are available on App Store and Google Play.

Project Information

  • Technologies:

    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Objective-C, iOS SDK, Java, Android SDK

  • Team size:
    3 developers
  • Duration:
    15 man-months