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Frequently Asked Questions – Visilion

Visilion for logistics is an advanced cargo tracking solution based on trackers, sensors and a Cloud service. It allows goods owners, freight forwarders and haulers to gain detailed, real-time insights into the transport chain, and to offer a premium service to their customers.

Visilion for healthcare helps staff and management to save time and increase productivity by using smart services based on real-time positioning and analytics. Lund — October 15, 2019

Visilion for logistics

What is Visilion’s logistics solution and what does it do?

Visilion for logistics is a cargo tracking solution based on trackers, sensors and a cloud service. It allows goods owners, freight forwarders, carriers and warehouse operators to gain detailed real-time insights into the transport chain, and to offer premium services to their customers.

How does Visilion for logistics work?

Visilion for logistics comprises an advanced tracker device that collects geospatial information as well as temperature, humidity, acceleration and impact data, and relays it to a cloud-based platform.

The platform reads, consolidates and analyses the information and presents it in a easily navigated user interface. This gives the users a powerful multi-device tool for planning their logistics.

What kind of applications is Visilion for logistics for?

Visilion for logistics is for any company that wants advanced goods tracking. Typical applications are logistics, manufacturing and construction companies, since they will take total control of the flow of the goods.

What benefits does Visilion bring to logistics and manufacturing companies?

It takes the guesswork out of logistics, increases transparency, reduces costs, and gives customers a great service experience. The solution is delivered business-ready and gives users full access and control over ETAs, alerts for delayed deliveries, arrival and departure notifications, positioning data, sampling data, temperature and shock detection.

With Visilion for logistics, it is easier than ever for goods owners, freight forwarders, carriers and warehouse operators to gain detailed real-time insights into the transport chain.

Is Visilion for logistics a commercial product?

Yes. Visilion for logistics is a commercial solution currently offered by Sony Network Communication Europe via partners.

Where is Visilion for logistics available?

Visilion for logistics is already available in the Nordics and the US. It is due to roll out in new markets in 2020.

Where can you track goods using Visilion for logistics?

A Visilion tracker contains wireless connectivity, a gyro, accelerometer, thermometer and onboard sensor interface pads – all of which enables the detection of a wide range of information. Information can be transmitted from any location, usually in real-time. However, in certain situations such as air transport, safety demands that Visilion only transmit when the plane has landed.

What advantages does Visilion for logistics offer over competing technologies?

  • Presents high dynamic ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) predictions, including the ability to analyse location data and provide actionable insights – such as automatic way-point detection, route deviation and shock detection.

  • Visilion offers a complete, turnkey, end-to-end solution including device, platform, dashboard and and development APIs. It is easy to install and easy to use.

  • Supply chain visibility: Visilion for logistics provides goods owners, freight forwarders, carriers and warehouse operators full cargo visibility throughout the entire transport chain. It improves efficiency and reduces costs by tracking transit times, inventory and just-in-time security.

  • Customers can control thefts and losses by getting real-time alerts for route deviation, geo-fencing and detecting shock anomalies.

  • Customers can control thefts and losses by getting real-time alerts for route deviation, geo-fencing and detecting shock anomalies.

  • Visilion for logistics supports cold-chain management using temperature controls.



Who owns the data that will be available/collected in the system?

This varies depending on the customer’s capabilities. But typically each company owns its own data. We adhere to all local, national and international laws and regulations regarding data capture and data security.

Where do I find more information?

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I would like to learn more about Visilion and the value it can bring to my business. Who should I contact?

We’re happy to send you more information or schedule a personal call or meeting.
Please contact Evelina Palm, Sales Manager. Email: Evelina.palm@sony.com Tel: +46 725936493

Visilion for healthcare

Visilion for healthcare helps staff and management to save time and increase productivity by using smart services based on real-time positioning and analytics.

What is Visilion’s healthcare solution and what does it do?

Visilion for healthcare is a complete, user-friendly Real-Time Location System (RTLS) for positioning and tracking of shared equipment. It displays the equipment’s location on a digital map on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The same tracking system can also be used for locating staff and patients.

How does it work?

Visilion comprises hardware, software and a user-friendly cloud-based application which displays location data in computers, tablets and smartphones.

A small BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) tag is fitted to the equipment. Wi-Fi based observers plugged into regular power outlets pick up tracker signals. These observers transform signals into positioning data which is uploaded to the cloud. Location information about every piece of tagged equipment is automatically displayed in real-time on a digital map.

What benefits does Visilion for healthcare bring to healthcare facilities and nurses?

  • Visilion for healthcare generates data and analytics that help optimise asset flows, improve inventory control and support equipment purchase decisions.

  • Visilion for healthcare facilitates finding life-critical equipment as fast as possible in emergency situations.

  • Visilion for healthcare improves utilisation of existing equipment and helps to ensure that funds are spent on new equipment that is really needed.

  • Visilion for healthcare reduces the time staff spend looking for critical equipment-which can add up to several hours each day.


What’s unique about this solution?

Employees waste valuable time locating movable equipment and critical assets in the workplace, leading to decreased equipment utilization and an inefficient workflow. Visilion for healthcare improves equipment usage by precisely tracking the position of an object. The system can be used for anything from equipment and medical instruments to patients and staff.

What advantages does Visilion for healthcare offer over competing technologies?

  • BLE trackers are accurate down to 1-3 meters, while GPS trackers are not. Wi-Fi-based tracking does not give the same accuracy, is expensive and works poorly over multiple floors.

  • Observers are easy to install; they can be plugged into a power outlet. RFID systems require more costly implementation and are not part of any common standard. BLE is available on almost all phones and tablets and does not require a dedicated device for monitoring.

  • BLE has a similar range to competing technologies but with considerably reduced power consumption, with a battery lifetime up to 7 years. Competing technologies typically have battery lifetime in weeks or months.

  • No server configuration is required as it is a cloud-based solution. It is easy to tag equipment and designate staff or assets.


Do customers need any special devices or training?

No. The solution includes trackers which you attach to the equipment you want to track, and observers that simply plug into regular power outlets. The trackers communicate with observers that send the information to the cloud. Information about where the equipment is located is presented in a user-friendly way on a screen where staff can easily search for equipment shown on a map. No training is required as the system is so intuitive.

What kind of hospital equipment is Visilion for healthcare suitable for?

The solution is applicable for all movable equipment in hospitals, such as monitoring devices, patient lifts and special beds.

What problem does it solve?

Hospital professionals spend a lot of time looking for equipment during their working hours. According to a survey conducted by the Nursing Times, more than one third of nurses spend at least an hour during an average hospital shift searching for critical items or equipment. A research project conducted over two years at one of Sweden’s largest university hospitals showed a 63 percent decrease of time spent searching for items or equipment when using Visilion for healthcare.

Where do I find more information?

Follow us on LinkedIn and stay up-to-date.
Read more: Visilion product website

I would like to learn more about Visilion and the value it can bring to my business. Who should I contact?

We’re happy to send you more information or schedule a personal call or meeting. Please fill out the contact form on our website.