Redpoint Positioning Launches Breakthrough RTLS Platform with High-Precision Location Accuracy

Patented Real Time Location Services Solution Breaks the Performance-cost Barrier of Existing Ultra Wideband-based Products
Published: April 13, 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 13, 2015 – Redpoint Positioning Corporation is unveiling its breakthrough real time location system (RTLS) platform at RFID Live! 2015, Booth #842, later this week in San Diego. Redpoint’s integrated hardware and software solution is based on a rich patent-pending portfolio and achieves location accuracy within 20cm, operating on a low-cost, self-calibrating UWB mesh-network infrastructure.

RTLS is one of the fastest growing technology markets, forecasted by IndustryARC to reach $7 billion by 2020, for tracking the location of assets and people, both outdoors and indoors. RTLS is being adopted widely in healthcare and emerging in industries such as construction, retail, and oil and gas. The widespread adoption of RTLS had been limited by the high cost of gaining high location accuracy. Past RTLS solutions that achieved high precision of less than one meter were costly to deploy or required extensive infrastructure. Indoor location systems based on iBeacon™ technology are gaining popularity due to their low cost, but offer poor accuracy and tracking performance.

“Redpoint’s unique and disruptive approach to RTLS is bringing new capabilities and new possibilities in asset and people tracking to a much broader audience than earlier solutions could,” said Dr. Chunjie Duan, founder and chief technology officer at Redpoint. “Precise tracking and navigation for assets and people indoors and outdoors benefit companies by applying the technology in diverse applications including employee safety, workforce optimization and asset management.”

Redpoint RTLS unique features include:

• Server-less navigation, with positioning algorithm embedded inside RTLS tag, enabling affordable GPS-like indoor navigation.

• Truly wireless UWB mesh-network infrastructure, which, unlike traditional UWB RTLS, does not require data cabling between the network nodes for time synchronization, dramatically driving down the cost of the infrastructure and deployment.
• Patented UWB+BLE mode where the system can locate both UWB and BLE tags and enable unique mobile iBeacon functionality.

Redpoint’s RTLS platform is currently successfully deployed at a multitude of pilot installations and will be shown publicly for the first time at RFID Live! 2015, Booth #842, in San Diego.

About Redpoint Positioning
Redpoint Positioning, founded in 2010 in Cambridge, MA, is a pioneer in technology solutions for real-time location services (RTLS) and navigation solutions. Redpoint’s patented RTLS supports mission-critical enterprise application by the most accurate and affordable real-time asset and people tracking technology. Redpoint’s founders built upon their decades of experience in wireless communication technologies to develop the world’s first IEEE 802.154a compatible UWB-RTLS prototype, which led to developing and launching the patented RTLS solutions the company offers today. In addition to its Cambridge, Mass-based headquarters, the company has sales and R&D offices in Boulder, Colorado, and Beijing. For more information, please visit