Ostara Systems are proud to announce that they have recently launched their next generation contractor sign-in technology: The Ostara Bluetooth Beacon.
Working alongside their newly redeveloped and redesigned mobile app, the Ostara Bluetooth Beacon is a small, inconspicuous device that can be installed at a client’s site, allowing engineers to sign-in, and prove that they are on site to start work. If engineers are unable to use Bluetooth, Ostara have also introduced GPS sign-in functionality. This provides the ability to sign-in to a job using the GPS coordinates of their mobile device, but does not track engineers in any way. The Mobile App will always ask for permission before fetching GPS coordinates.
The Bluetooth Beacon and GPS Sign-In functionality have been introduced as they represent a significant improvement on the existing engineers sign in process. They reduce the amount of administration required by sites, as there is no requirement for staff to organise or retrieve QR Codes for an engineer to sign in. This results in a quicker and less intrusive sign-in method.
By moving away from established sign-in practices such as QR codes, the Bluetooth Beacons and GPS functionality represent a paperless, and therefore more environmentally responsible approach, reducing client carbon footprints.
Additionally, in a world where fully electronic check in processes are becoming standard, the Bluetooth Beacon falls in line with industry standards.
Ostara are proud to announce that as of March 2021, over 1300 Bluetooth Beacons have been installed at client sites, for use by approximately 10,000 engineers with the new mobile app.
The Ostara System is a flexible and highly configurable CAFM system, with a focus on legislative compliance and cost control. Ostara are proud to provide its software solution and additional services to a range of blue-chip clients, developing its ever-evolving software to meet the needs of its client’s continuous improvement programmes.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Ostara system, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team today by calling us on 0844 880 2582, alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form, and we’ll be in touch.