iotspot: Track, Monitor and Optimize Workspaces

iotspot: Track, Monitor and Optimize Workspaces

“In the past 4 years, SODAQ have continuously stood by our side as we brought new innovation to the market. With SODAQ’s expertise, we overcame many hurdles of new network technologies, connectivity, and changing user requirements.”


To create a system that allows employers to optimize their occupation of workspaces, without creating shortages.


A cutting-edge combination of iotspot hardware and online software, along with a range of cellular and bluetooth-connected sensors that continuously monitor workspaces and book them.

The impact

With iotspot’s booking system, organizations are able to maximize workspace utilization and minimize time loss.

How does it work?

The core of this solution is an LTE-M based device with 2G fallback that is placed on a workspace, such as a desk or a boardroom table. Using grid power, it’s a perfect gateway for low-power Bluetooth peripheral sensors. When a user reserves a workspace in the iotspot app or via smartphone NFC, the device indicates that the spot is reserved using a visible LED-ring. IoT Hub has been integrated into the Bachmann Power Distribution Unit. Not only does this make the workspace smarter, but it extends the power supply and provides USB charging.

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The engineering process

SODAQ has been contracted to fully develop iotspot’s hardware (PCB)  as well as the embedded software application. The solution is based on a u-blox cellular module and an ATMEL (Microchip) microcontroller. For the enclosures, iotspot has hired a separate company that has helped shape the unique design and form language that makes iotspot user-friendly and approachable.

The collaboration

Iotspot was one of SODAQ’s first project customers and has trusted SODAQ over the years to continuously improve the product. To allow iotspot to focus on selling the solution, creating a seamless experience for customers through standardized processes, and an elaborate platform with a mobile app, SODAQ has taken on the testing and certification of the product. With the successful sales of the product, iotspot continues to grow and SODAQ has an ongoing supply of projects from additional requests for new sensors and improvements to the existing products.

Closed Loop Management

Reduce risk and loss and boost supply chain performance with real-time visibility. Integrate the SODAQ TRACK Stealth into reusable small containers and boxes moving through your closed loop supply chain, providing you with control over moving assets.

For who?

Organizations with closed-loop supply chains looking to increase transparency and streamline the flow of assets throughout both their own and customer facilities.

  • Create a connected, transparent supply chain that delivers real-time visibility at every stage.

  • Receive location, motion or temperature threshold alerts, revealing the exact time and location.

  • Receive powerful data that enables you to make smarter supply chain decisions. With more control, you can minimize loss and waste, protect content integrity and reduce costs.

Tell me more

Using the TRACK Stealth allows you to monitor the temperature, motion and location of reusable supply chain assets. The Stealth is powered by a rechargeable supercapacitor which allows for an endless number of charging cycles and is able to power the device for up to 3 months.