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By Rich Handley

Scania Evaluates H&D Wireless RTLS Solution for Indoor Positioning

H&D Wireless (HDW), a Swedish supplier of Internet of Things (IoT) and real-time location system (RTLS) cloud platform solutions, has been evaluated and approved in a project with another Swedish industrial company. Truck manufacturer Scania has evaluated H&D Wireless' GEPS indoor-positioning system at its SmartFactory Lab in Södertälje, Stockholm, with the goal of attaining a better overview of processes and objects through production.

After several demonstrations and presentations in recent months, H&D Wireless has been invited to quote its services to a pilot project in Scania's factories. In June 2017, HDW was chosen as a supplier of indoor-positioning RTLS solutions to Scania's concept factory in Södertälje, known as the SmartFactory Lab. "We are proud, after six months of evaluation in the SmartFactory Lab, to have passed a very important milestone with one of the world's largest truck manufacturers—that is, to be invited to offer in a pilot project at Scania," said Pär Bergsten, H&D Wireless's CEO and founder, in a prepared statement.

"We know that our solution GEPS for industry (Griffin Enterprise Positioning Services) Creates business value: The industrial companies that implement RTLS solutions can expect 20-40 percent improved utilization of their equipment, as well as 6-12 months payback," Bergsten said in the prepared statement. "This also applies to the automotive industry."

"At Scania's SmartFactory Lab, we evaluate new technologies and solutions to see what you can achieve," said Lars Hanson, Scania's SmartFactory Lab project manager, in the prepared statement. "Furthermore, we are demonstrating the technologies in the most real way possible, regardless of the ongoing production." According to the company, the SmartFactory Lab is a key part of a structured process to introduce new technologies to Scania's global factories, including sister company MAN's factories.

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