Method and system for locating resources and communicating within an enterprise

  • US 9,852,388 B1
  • Filed: 06/10/2016
  • Issued: 12/26/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A commissioning method for installing a sensor ecosystem, the process for use by a device installer using an installer'"'"'s interface device that includes a display screen, the process comprising the steps of:

  • providing a plurality of similarly constructed sensor devices wherein each of the sensor devices includes a processor and a plurality of sensor components, each sensor component for sensing a different parameter, at least a subset of the sensor components controllable to turn the components on and off so as to activate and deactivate sensing capabilities of the different parameters;

    providing a sensor configuration specification that indicates specified sensor placements and, for each sensor placement, sensor settings for a sensor device to be installed at the sensor placement, the sensor settings indicating sensor components to be activated to enable specific sensing functionalities;

    using the interface device to obtain a sensor device identifier from one of the sensor devices;

    determining the location of the interface device within the enterprise space;

    receiving input via the interface from the installer;

    using the input to identify one of the sensor placements from the configuration specification;

    obtaining first sensor settings for the sensor device associated with the identified one of the sensor placements from the configuration specification;

    receiving an indication that the sensor device has been installed at the identified one of the sensor placements, the sensor device that has been installed being an installed device;

    transmitting the first sensor settings to the installed device;

    using the first sensor settings to program the installed device by activating at least a subset of the sensor components to sense a subset of parameters;

    presenting test instructions to the installer to perform various activities to be sensed by the installed device;

    sensing, via the installed device, activities performed by the installer; and

    examining the sensed activities performed to assess test success.

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