ELA Innovation

100% Autonomous beacons and industrial sensors

Novotech distributes ELA Innovation Beacons and Sensors

Sensor Series

The beacon Blue PUCK series, equipped with Bluetooth technology, is the ideal product for equipment identification. This beacon adapts to harsh industrial environments while ensuring a transmission range of up to 500m and a very high autonomy of up to 20 years.

Temperature & Humidity Sensors

Motion and Tracking Sensors

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.


ELA Innovation's mission is to help companies digitalize their industrial processes. They strive to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Innovation and agility are part of ELA Innovation’s DNA. Social and environmental responsibility is a critical practice. ELA adheres to the charter for companies and neighbourhoods and solidarity actions. To meet the needs of industrial customers, ELA develops ultra-robust products with very long service life.

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

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.

Airplane Equipment

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.

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.