With the innovative G-tag, Gigaset has launched a Bluetooth-based transmitter that allows users to keep track of, search for and retrieve objects. With the corresponding G-tag App, the functions can be managed and the G-tag can be located. To increase flexibility and functionality, Neofonie was commissioned to develop a suitable cloud-based backend.
“Search. Monitor. Finding. Remembering. Alert” – the functions of Gigaset’s G-tag help saving time. The Bluetooth-based G-tags can be controlled via the G-tag app, which is available from Android 4.4.2 and iOS 7. In order to be able to locate and manage the G-tag from any device, Neofonie developed a scalable and highly available cloud-based back-end solution in which all settings and functions are stored and the Internet of Things is made possible.
An essential prerequisite for the solution is the sharing concept. The app user can define individual circles with other app users ("Circles") with whom he can share the G-tags. The configuration of the apps is stored in the cloud so that switching to another smartphone or tablet is smooth and without risk of data loss.
Functions that are realized with the help of the cloud include a location function that can be used to locate objects, an alarm function that reports as soon as a marked object leaves or enters the range of the smartphone Bluetooth, and a transfer function that makes it possible to transfer G-tags to other users and manage the alarm function across devices.
With the Gigaset G-tag, the Internet of Things literally becomes reality. The interaction between the small Bluetooth transmitter and the G-tag app makes it easy for users to find their items. Neofonie has developed the appropriate backend so that the user can enjoy the numerous advantages of the G-tag in the cloud.
Raphael Dörr, Head of Global Corporate and Digital Strategy & Transformation
Gigaset AG, Munich, is an internationally operating company in the field of communications technology. The company is Europe's market leader in DECT telephones. Worldwide, the premium provider also ranks in a leading position with about 1,250 employees and sales activities in about 70 countries. Under the name Gigaset pro, the company continues to develop and market innovative business telephony solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company is also active in the smart home segment. Innovative, cloud-based security solutions are developed and marketed under Gigaset elements.