Lime is middleware with an optional presentation layer which is highly configurable by its users. It converts real world activity into digital information which can be logged, acted upon and accessed by downstream enterprise systems.

Manual initiations can be fed from workers carrying out regular daily tasks. For example, drivers carrying out a routine vehicle check at the start of the day, or engineers using a mobile app to record test results and work carried out on field equipment.

Lime is ‘data collection technology agnostic’ meaning all popular auto-id technologies are supported, including barcodes and RFID. It is also ‘comms agnostic’, capable of receiving data from a variety of protocols, such as WiFi, BLE, UWB, Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, GPRS, LTE and Satellite. Each type connects to Lime through a unique internet gateway. These can be developed and changed quickly so that new tag / sensor technologies can be incorporated as soon as there is a requirement.

Lime can be set up to automatically act on any new data received through a gateway. It does this using ‘Process Initiated Processes’ or PIPs which can be specific to individual assets or groups of assets. If, for example an asset monitored temperature increased above a set level a PIP could be triggered to notify a user group to enable them to take corrective action. Lime also uses system generated triggers to initiate PIPs, for example at set times or dates, ensuring equipment is maintained in accordance with set dates and usage criteria.

Pips are developed using an industry standard visual programming editor that does not require specific developer skills. Multiple PIPs can be developed for a single asset, and a single PIP can be applied to multiple assets. There is no limit to the number of PIPs users can develop for their system.

PIPs can generate notifications, which can be sent to individuals or groups. They can take the form of SMS messages, email, web portal updates and even toasts. They need only be sent when critical intervention is required, ensuring users to not get bombarded with information that does not require action.

Dashboards can be customised to groups and individuals, delivering relevant at-a glance key information instead of having to sift through reports of ‘normal data’ requiring no action. Lime uses an industry standard report generating tool, which allows users to create any number of custom views suitable for different individuals or groups.

Lime is built on industry standard SQL, so it’s relatively easy to provide integration with third party systems.