In the recently published 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle report, Boni Global was recognized as a Sample Vendor of smart badge solutions. Gartner’s report highlights the smart badge as an increasingly important technology to protect employee safety, especially during the pandemic. With built in sensors and the ability to transfer data wirelessly, it allows access to advanced features such as location-based contextual services and analytics, improving workplace communication and experience, operational efficiency, and employee well-being and performance.
Currently, companies are mainly using smart badges for seamless access authentication, managing emergency situations, social distancing and contact tracing, however the scope of smart badges will expand as technologies like electronic ink, RFID, NFC and sensors reach maturity.
In line with current trends, Boni Global provides location-tracking badges with built-in accelerometer, emergency panic call button, SMS and call capabilities. They use Bluetooth, GSM and UWB as communication protocols depending on the area coverage and other features of the facility. Boni Global’s smart badges are utilized in use cases ranging from pandemic safety, lone worker operations, collision avoidance, access management scenarios and personnel tracking for safety purposes.
Contact us to learn more about the capabilities of our smart badges and how you can utilize them to boost workplace experience, safety and operational efficiency.
 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2021”, Matt Cain, Michael Woodbridge, 12 July 2021. GARTNER and HYPE CYCLE are a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.