Lyon (France) based Taqt invented a simple but smart solution that supports facility managers of hotels, hospitals, restaurants, or even department stores to keep track of cleaning intervals of areas, where hygiene is of most importance.
The TaqtOne is a simple to install and to use monitoring device that allows guests as well as maintenance teams to easily monitor and adapt cleaning intervals, request re-supply or collect customer feedback.
The TaqtOne is designed to fully digitize maintenance and cleaning processes, it keeps track of the latest actions and helps facility managers to maintain highest standards of cleanliness and customer satisfaction.
Taqt communicates with its monitoring platform via cellular radio based on NB-IoT or LTE-M powered by 1NCE.
2G, NB-IoT, LTE-M
The TaqtOne is an unobtrusive input device with a small display, that replaces traditional paper checklists. It informs the reader of the latest maintenance intervals and allows customers as well as maintenance teams by only hovering with a finger over a button to inform the management about actual cleanliness or request for re-supply.
The TaqtOne can be easily attached gently to any wall with an adhesive tape. It doesn’t need an external power source or access to a local network and it immediately ready to operate once put in place.
Simplicity is key, when setting up the TaqtOne. The device is designed to work fully autonomously. No additional local network needs to be setup or maintained since the devices are communicating via standardizes cellular technologies. Plus, by using low energy communication via Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) as well as LTE-M with fallback to 2G, the battery lasts for several years and the devices can easily communicate within buildings due to the penetration capabilities of this cellular technology.
The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate delivers exactly what Taqt needs: The TaqtOne gets worldwide independence from any local communications network. Via secure and reliable cellular mobile connectivity, the devices can communicate at any time anywhere and send its date to the management platform, giving facility managers a maximum of flexibility and insurance, that they always have the perfect insight into the actual status of all sensitive areas of the building.
“Simplify your operations, is what we say at Taqt. For us, 1NCE is an important enabler, to keep our product simple, scalable and cost effective!”
Claude-Emmanuel Serre, CTO at TAQT