- Cisco, Sewio Team Up Regarding Ultra-Wideband Access Points
Announcements made at Sewio's second annual summit in the Czech Republic included descriptions of UWB installations at Toyota and other manufacturing sites, as well as Decawave's new membership with UWB-based groups.
- RTLS Brews Up Benefits for Historic Czech Republic Beer
Sewio's ultra-wideband solution, deployed this year, enables Budweiser Budvar to determine the locations of its forklifts within centimeters, and to thereby understand the movements of its returnable pallets, thus preventing errors, increasing efficiency and reducing inventory space.
- Pilot Aims to Prove Passive RTLS Success for Manufacturing Site
RTV Engineering has built a solution leveraging RF Controls' overhead reader and antenna system to track the locations of a manufacturer's bins of materials as they are stacked seven bins high on metal racks, thereby enabling the company to know where its components and materials are located in real time.
- New RTLS Module to Cut Active UWB Tag Cost
The DWM1004, Decawave's latest module, offers a low cost and low power consumption in a 30- by 15-millimeter package, for use on assets by small and midsized companies.
- Zebra Survey Finds Warehouses Preparing to Augment Operations With Technology
The company's "2024 Warehousing Vision Study" finds that RFID and RTLS are among the technologies that three-quarters of surveyed businesses plan to use to meet the demands of the e-commerce market, even with labor shortages.
- Startup Provides NB-IoT Reindeer Ear Tag for Real-Time Location
Herders are testing a solution from Anicare that provides location data about the animals as they graze and migrate through the forests of Finland, thereby preventing unnecessary loss of livestock if they wander away from the herd or stop moving.
- Push-Button Active RFID Tag Delivers Alerting to Workers, Patients
GuardRFID's Personnel Tag, which the company calls the smallest wearable alerting device, can be worn as a wristband or pendant by industrial workers, health-care providers or patients.
- RTLS Reader from RF Controls Features Steerable Array Antenna
RF Controls has released a new passive UHF RFID reader that captures real-time location data; the firm is partnering with Confidex to offer reader and tag solutions for warehouses and other industrial deployments.
- HID Global, Mist Systems Bring BLE to RTLS Deployments
A partnership between the two companies provides an open standard-based RTLS solution, while HID Global is also releasing a new BLE badge beacon that hospitals and other businesses can use for duress alerts.
- BLE Standard Brings RTLS Functionality to Beacons
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group's new 5.1 standard comes with angle-of-arrival and angle-of-departure direction finding functionality, so that solutions can be built to locate the position of a tag or mobile phone within centimeters.
- French RTLS Company Joins EU Initiative for Flexible Electronics Innovation
The SmartEE H2020 acceleration program will provide UWINLOC with nine months of research with partners and university researchers, to develop a small, recyclable RTLS tag for its UHF and UWB location-awareness solution.
- RTLS Solution Offers Alternative to Traditional RFID Vehicle Tracking
Cognosos, an Atlanta-based startup, offers a 400 MHz software-defined radio system to obtain location data about a vehicle within a car lot, typically with a single gateway on a site measuring a square mile, as well as a cloud-based server.
- RFID News Roundup
Smartrac intros RFID tags for luggage, supply chain, automotive and industrial use ••• Savi receives orders for active RFID tags from two U.S. defense agencies ••• Guardhat partners with technology, consulting and software firms to commercialize smart safety equipment ••• Bluepyc, RFID Canada form distribution partnership for IoT, BLE technologies ••• CYBRA, Sewio Networks announce RTLS partnership.
- Awarepoint Assets Transferred to CenTrak Subsidiary
The RTLS company has signed an agreement to transfer select Awarepoint assets to CenTrak's Clinical Patents LLC, to sell Awarepoint's BLE- and ZigBee-based RTLS solutions, along with CenTrak's other technologies, including Gen2IR, ultrasound and RFID.
- UWB Brings Mapping Services Indoors
HERE is partnering with Decawave to enable its mapping services to identify the locations of individuals and things within 10 centimeters inside buildings. Several manufacturing companies are now testing the technology for tracking forklifts and monitoring work-in-progress.