ELA Innovation

ELA Innovation

100% Autonomous beacons and industrial sensors

Novotech distributes ELA Innovation Beacons and Sensors

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Sensor Series

Key player in the IoT field, ELA Innovation offers the widest range of ultra-low power, robust and 100% autonomous Bluetooth IoT sensors. Compatible with many GPS trackers on the market, these beacons and sensors are suitable for many use cases in various sectors such as Transport & telematics, Construction & smart building, Industry 4,0 and Healthcare.

Temperature & Humidity Sensors

ELA Innovation temperature sensors are perfectly adapted to severe industrial environments. Their wide measurement ranges, industrial calibration and various certifications allow ELA Innovation Bluetooth temperature sensors to ensure exceptional measurement accuracy of up to 0.5°C.

Door Sensors

The ELA wireless door sensor exists in two formats, the PUCK and COIN. The larger of the 2 has an impressive battery life of up to 14.5 years.

Presence Sensors

The PIR sensor is capable of detecting any presence in its infrared radiation, and has long been used in the field of intelligent buildings. By using a connected sensor, the managers of tertiary and industrial buildings will be able to control and optimize the management of resources, whether human, material or energy..

Beacon ID Series

Best for tracking people and equipment. ELA Innovation beacons are Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices that emit radio waves that other Bluetooth devices can pick up. These devices have a compelling combination of a tiny footprint with the ability to transmit several hundred meters. In addition, the BLE wireless communication protocol as very low power consumption, giving beacons autonomy of up to 20 years.


ELA Innovation offers mounting brackets and adhesive solutions for your Sensor and Beacon mounting needs.

About ELA Innovation

ELA Innovation has been designing and manufacturing wireless industrial beacons, sensors and tags for over 20 years. They develop products for a wide range of applications such as: indoor/outdoor location of people and equipment, temperature and humidity monitoring, motion detection or magnetic contact.
Despite the health crisis, ELA Innovation continues its development. In 2020 they recorded a robust growth of +225% in the export market, allowing them to recruit new talents. As an active member of French Tech Méditerranée, ELA Innovation is a company focused on innovation. They are experts in high-potential markets such as telematics and industry 4.0.

Eco-designed products, made to last.

Our expertise in energy efficiency and our R&D allows us to offer the widest range of ultra low power Bluetooth IoT sensors. Our R&D team is committed to designing 100% autonomous products with the longest lifetime on the market. Each component is carefully selected for its performance and low power consumption.

Each embedded software is designed and developed to optimize the technical capabilities of our products. Thanks to the experience acquired over the last 20 years and the company’s desire to be eco-responsible, our products are designed to last. Thus, together, we fight against the programmed obsolescence of connected objects.

If you have any problem at all with your device or are looking for firmware, ELA has an extensive documentation section.

For more information on ELA Innovation, see our blob post on ELA Sensors, Beacons and Tags.

What does a Sensor do?

A sensor is a device that measures various forms of input from its environment. The sensor will take the data gathered and convert it into information that can be interpreted by either a human or a machine. Most sensors are electronic, but they can also be more rudimental- such as a glass thermometer presenting visual data. Typical uses of sensors in IoT are to measure temperature, proximity, pressure, smoke and more. Sensors are beneficial for tracking people and assets. As technology develops, the use of sensors will continue to expand. Engineers and IoT professionals worldwide use sensors to enhance transportation systems, healthcare and industrial automation.

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Where are Beacons used?

When beacons were first gaining momentum in the IoT industry, many used them in retail applications. However, this type of connected device has been developing in the industrial sector for a few years now. Below are some examples.

Automatic identification

The identification of equipment can be automated through Bluetooth beacons. This is common in fleet and transportation-based industries. An example could be Placing a beacon on the trailer of a truck will allow the driver to identify the trailer during the hooking and unhooking. This will make it possible to inventory the trailers and know their use rate.

Tracking of Fleet equipment

National and international airport operators are looking to better manage their non-motorized equipment fleets. This equipment, known as NME, includes stepladders, tow bars or luggage carts. Each piece of equipment has a beacon combined with a GPS box compatible BLE embedded in towing vehicles that will allow to locate and inventory the entire fleet.

There are thousands of examples of how industries can leverage beacons and their technology. Beacons can be used in healthcare, energy and utilities, for first responders and more.


Along with low-energy Bluetooth identification beacons, some manufacturers also offer wireless sensors. These sensors can address smart Building and Smart-Cities issues.

ELA Innovation and Industry 4.0

Secure and optimize production and logistics platforms thanks to 100% autonomous sensors and beacons.

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Why Choose ELA Beacons, Sensors and Tags?

100% Autonomous

With battery operation providing up to 20 years of autonomy, a competitive total cost of ownership is guaranteed.

Secure, Robust and Anti-FOD

ELA beacons have an industrial casing that is specifically designed to withstand shocks and vibrations in extreme conditions.

Real-time Geolocation

Real-time tracking and location of equipment is achievable using either Wirepas Mesh or Active RFID. This high precision technology enables analysis of equipment movements and easy location of equipment.

Quick and Easy Installation

These sensors can be affixed to any surface without the need for wiring, and are extremely easy to install. They can be installed with either a high-performance double-sided sticker or a support that can be screwed on.

How it Install an ELA Beacon or Sensor

Use Cases for ELA Innovation Beacons and Sensors

ELA Innovation Telematics e-Book

In this e-Book, you will learn 10 projects that use Bluetooth sensors and beacons to monitor, track and secure vehicle fleets.

  • Remote temperature monitoring during transport and storage of food products
  • Remote temperature monitoring during transport and storage of pharmaceutical products
  • Ambient temperature monitoring during animal transport
  • Detection of truck door opening for goods safety
  • Detection of truck dump trick side/back panels opening
  • Truck geolocation and trailer identification
  • Monitoring of electroportable equipment during transport
  • Tracking of large construction equipment during transport
  • Geolocation of container dollies
  • Measurement of the loading status of container dollies

This e-Book Dives into the world of cutting-edge technologies: BLE, Wirepas and Quuppa, discover a multitude of applications and optimize your processes & decision-making. Learn about ELA Innovation Beacons and sensors in:

  • Construction
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Smart Buildings
ELA Innovation Geolocation e-Book

Learn more by visiting the ELA Innovation website.

What is a Beacon?

Think of the conventional Bluetooth beacon as a lighthouse. These hardware devices are fixed in position and transmit a constant signal that others can use to determine their location.

What is a Tag?

A tag is similar to a beacon except they are attached to objects that typically move. For example, tags are used to track location of tools, industrial machinery and people.

What is a Sensor?

A sensor is a piece of hardware that tracks a certain attribute like temperature, moisture, vibration or movement.

Data from beacons, tags and sensors is typically transmitted to wirelessly the cloud (via a wireless router) or to a mobile phone. From there, operators can react to whatever the hardware is recording.