SICK is among the first companies to offer a solution leveraging the UWB backchannel feature in Sewio's Studio 2.6 platform, allowing users to communicate with a tag and prompt it to light up so that it can be easily spotted.
Companies benefiting from ultra-wideband RTLS solutions are focusing on power management of personnel badges, minimizing anchor or reader infrastructure, and dedicating employees to oversee the system's operation.
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Which technologies will take the lead in wayfinding for employees and guests?
VELUX Commercial's production facility has leveraged an RTLS solution from Asseco CEIT, with Sewio UWB anchors and tags, to locate AGVs, workers and equipment within a short range, enabling an automated, flexible production process.
The standards organization is enabling companies with ultra-wideband technologies to have their products certified for meeting the FiRa specification for the IEEE 802.15.4z standard, so that UWB systems can coexist as the technology becomes more ubiquitous.
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Redpoint Positioning's system is being tested at large-scale mines in North America and Asia to track the locations of people and vehicles for safety purposes, as well as to trace contacts for disease prevention and find tools and equipment.
Novelda has built a general-use system-on-a-chip based on the UWB sensors used in laptops, to detect the presence of individuals at preset distances, as well as identify motions as small as breath and heartbeats.
Kinexon's X-Tag is designed to cost about one-fifth the price of existing UWB tags for Industrial IoT applications tracking items moving around a facility to gain a real-time view into operations and analyze business processes.