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Glossary – iBASX® Smart Office Solutions

On this page, you can find all the definitions of the terms and words that we use when collecting data through our iBASX® Smart Office Solutions.

iBASX® Smart Office Solutions

Sensor technology

Occupancy sensors-individual seats

This is a device for measuring real time information of desks that are in use and those that are available. It uses passive infrared sensors (PIR) which is triggered by both motion and temperature. Our sensors are completely wireless and powered by two 3.6V AA lithium batteries.

Occupancy sensors-group spaces

Grid eye PIR technology is used to measure real time information about the occupancy of a meeting room. Depending on the size and configuration of the space one or multiple meeting room sensors are mounted on the ceiling. Our sensors are completely wireless and powered by two 3.6V AA lithium batteries.

CO2 sensors

With CO2 sensors you are able to measure the indoor air quality real-time based on CO2 levels. The sensors are designed to be wall mounted and in order to measure effectively they should be installed at around 160 cm from the ground. Our CO2 sensors are completely wireless and powered by two 3.6V AA lithium batteries.

Temperature and humidity

Every LoRaWAN sensor can also be adjusted to collect continuous data regarding temperature and humidity. However the position of the sensor can change the accuracy of the data collected.

People counters

The sensor counts all incoming and outgoing people of the concerning area of the building. The people counter doesn’t count the amount of people in a certain room. The sensor can be placed on both sides of the doorframe or on the ceiling at the entrance of a building/room.


Gateways are the access point to which the sensors are connected. Sensors and gateways communicate with each other via the LoRa network. For a reliable and continuous data stream we use at least 2 gateways. One counts as backup if the other gateway connection fails.



The average of occupancies in all timeframes (eg. a desk has data of an hour, which includes 4 timeframes and occupancies are 40, 50, 40, 30%, respectively. The average occupancy of that hour is 40%.)


The average of how many people are using an actively occupied space versus the total number of seats in the space (eg. if there is a room with 10 seats in total but only 5 seats are taken, then the utilisation rate is 50%).


A measurement including data of 15 mins


Total number of people a space is designed to be used by at the same time

Booking duration

The duration of a booking

Actual duration

The duration when a space is occupied during a booking

Booking percentage

Amount of time booked out of total amount of bookable time

Booking size

Number of people a booking is made for


Indoor air quality index

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of air in a building and its structures which affect the health and comfort of the people living in the building. The IAQ index is calculated by taking temperature, humidity and CO2 level into consideration and gives an overall score.

Achievable productivity rate

Your environment currently allows your employees to reach up to this level of productivity. It is calculated by taking only temperature into account and keeping all other variables constant.

Heat index

Heat Index is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature.


Correlation is a statistical measure that expresses the extent to which two variables are linearly related. If it lies between ± 0.50 and ± 1, then it is said to be a strong correlation. Otherwise, it is said to be a weak correlation.

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