A solution from Altran, containing a Renesas Electronics UWB microcontroller and a 3db Access low-power chip, consists of a wearable wristband that wakes up via BLE when individuals are in close proximity, then calculates their distance within centimeters.
Continental deployed a system that utilizes UWB sensors on automatic guided vehicles to capture data that automates alerts and instructions for workers on smart wristbands based on the movements of tagged vehicles and other assets, while enabling the use of a facility's digital twin.
Lenovo's new laptop leverages a Novelda system-on-chip to detect an individual's presence, which launches facial-recognition software to identify users, thereby automatically opening when they arrive and locking when they leave.
Sewio launched its Digital Hero contest in September, offering enablement kits to three finalists with the best ideas, and received nearly six times the number of responses it expected, ranging from industrial to healthcare and COVID-19 management.
The IEEE's 802.15.4z, the latest amendment to the organization's UWB standard, is aimed at providing improved security and precise location data, while enabling both low- and high-rate pulse-repetition frequency for access to vehicles with phones or key fobs, as well as home access and payments.