Pointer® BLE Checkpoint

SKU: CS35-PTR-0001

I-GUIDES® Blue, BLE Tracking Solution

I-GUIDES® Blue is a cloud based BLE platform for asset tracking throughout a local or global supply chain network. Using the I-GUIDES® Blue pack of hardware and software solutions, organizations can quickly improve accuracy of current asset locations, increase accountability of key assets throughout their lifecycle, and use reporting and alerting tools to increase productivity and efficiency of operations. 

Precise, Weatherproof, Simple, BLE Checkpoint

The Pointer® is a precision instrument that pinpoints asset location and trigger alerts to meet critical timing and location tracking applications.

The Pointer® emits a precisely-controlled, low frequency signal that a Shepherd® Tag detects as soon as it crosses the Pointer's loop threshold. Once detected, the signal is saved to the Shepherd® Tag, relayed to a nearby Retriever® device, and immediately uploaded to the Blue Cloud Manager server. Up to 30 Pointer® crossings are stored within Shepherd® Tags for up to 3 days.

The Pointer® allows for real time and precise location updates through I-GUIDES® Blue Cloud Manager software without reliance upon multiple signals or constantly changing RSSI values.

Pointer® loops may be prefabricated or customized to an application; shape, size and field strength. A loop may cover an area as small as a desk drawer or as large as a multi-lane highway.

  • 1/100th second timestamp accuracy
  • Exceptional battery life - can operate all day on a single charge
Tag Compatibility Compatible with Shepherd® Tag for precise location and alert initiation
Loop Length Up to 260 feet (80 meters) perimeter
Range Up to 120 feet length x 30 feet width x 25 feet high (37m x 9m x 8m)
Detection Speed Maximum 100 MPH (160 KPH)
Operating Frequency 30 KHz
Power 20 watts (18 VDC), external AC adapter supplied, internal 5-hour backup battery
Interfaces Two 8-pin multi-function connectors (power, loop, digital input), power on/off pushbutton, multi-color LED status indicators for power and loop diagnostics
Temperature -4°F to +185°F (-20°C to +85°C) operating
-40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C) storage
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion, Class 9, UN 3481. Fully complies with IATA requirements for Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries, ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).
MTTF Greater than 80,000 hours - not including battery
Protection Rating IP 66, protection from low-pressure water jets and dust
Dimensions 3.9” x 8.7” x 1.6” (100mm x 220mm x 40mm)
Weight 22.6 oz (640g)
Packaging PC/ABS flame-rated plastic
Certifications USA; FCC Part 15, Canada; IC, Europe; CE (EN 300 220-1, -3, EN 301 489-1, -3, EN 60950)



  • Monitor entrances
  • Warehouse dock doors
  • Protect secure areas
  • Directional tracking
  • Check in stations
  • Job completion alerts
  • Inline process monitor
  • Conveyor monitor


  • Warehouse
  • Public safety
  • Manufacturing
  • Fleet management
  • Factory automation
  • Secure facilities
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas