Introduction to sensors

GoBright can collaborate with multiple types of sensors that can either gather data regarding the occupancy or connect with GoBright to display availability. Before we'll delve into the installation, setup and technical details we outline how the sensors communicate with GoBright. There are two types of sensors currently being used the PIR Room sensor and the occupancy sensor.

How it works

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  • The Sensor detects movement and sends a signal towards the RF Mini Antenna
  • The RF Mini Antenna is connected via USB to the Gateway
  • The Gateway sends the data towards the GoBright Portal
  • The GoBright Portal sends the appropriate action towards the display or device

Sensor information

First, we'll look at the sensors that can be placed under a desk or within a room. It only will send data to the receiver when the state changes. Currently, GoBright supports two certified sensors:

Model Purpose Data transmission
Occupancy sensor (WDCOCC) Desk occupancy measurement & no-show detection Wireless (RF)
PIR Room sensor (WDCRD) Room occupancy measurement & no-show detection Wireless (RF)

Occupancy sensor

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Desk Occupancy Sensor (Wired) Desk Occupancy Sensor (Batteries)


This sensor is placed under the desk and will measure the occupancy rate and no-show detection when someone sits or stands in front of the desk. It detects movement and thermal measurement. In an office environment, this sensor would be placed under the desk, at a team table, reception desk, etc. Any location occupied by a person.

The sensor is either directly connected to the Connect for power (black sensor) or uses three AAA batteries (white sensor). Because the sensor is continually monitoring the occupation the data provides fact-based proof of occupancy over long periods of time supporting changes within the workplace by identifying those occupants with high levels of mobility.

PIR Room sensor

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A sensor with more depth and range to detect movement in a larger area than the occupancy sensor. It measures the occupancy rate and no-show detection when one or more people use the room. Depending on the room size, multiple sensors might need to be placed to cover the entire space. 

When detecting movement, the PIR sensor will immediately send out the 'occupied' signal. To minimize the effect of people doing only small movements or sitting extremely still, the sensor will go to 'Unoccupied' after approximately 13 minutes of no detected movement. This way the measurements are reliable because people will move at least every 10 minutes.

RF Receivers

There is currently one RF receiver set that is supported by GoBright:

Brand Model Operating system Purpose Connectivity
ProDVX ABPC 543 Android 5.1 Processing unit Wired Ethernet or WiFi network connection
  MINI RF Receiver - Receiving RF signal USB to the processing unit

 

MINI RF Receiver

This is an antenna that is connected via USB to the Gateway. It receives the signals from the sensors and transmits the information to the PC. To receive the signals from the designated sensors 

Alternate setup using a Box PC

Box PC (ProDVX ABPC 543)

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The PC acts as a liaison between the RF Receiver and the GoBright platform. The GoBright app needs to be installed on the device so that it can be added within the portal. We recommend connecting a screen using HDMI to install the app and retrieve the activation code. 

Sensor information

The sensor only sends information when the state changes, so if the state is 'unoccupied' it does not send information when it stays unoccupied. That means as long as the sensor detects movement within an area it will send 'occupied' once to the RF Receiver. When the sensor no longer detects any movement it sends 'unoccupied' once until it detects movement.

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