IoT News – Inpixon Introduces UWB Staff Beacon for Real-Time Tracking System
Inpixon, the Indoor Intelligence ™ company, today announced the Inpixon Personnel Tag, a compact and lightweight ultra-wideband (UWB) locator beacon for Inpixon’s Real-Time Tracking System (RTLS).
It is designed to provide an accuracy of 30 centimeters to locate employees or visitors in real time to support a variety of safety and security use cases.
The RTLS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.8% over the period 2020-2025, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, and demand specifically for UWB technology RTLS solutions should increase. The company reports that the UWB offers higher accuracy and range with lower power consumption compared to most other RTLS technologies, resulting in increased penetration into applications requiring high accuracy.
Nadir Ali, CEO of Inpixon, noted:
“There are a number of situations where location accuracy is paramount, and safety and security applications are at the top of the list.”
“Quickly finding an employee in an emergency, evacuating, mustering, identifying overcrowding or locating unaccompanied visitors are just a few examples. Planning space and floors based on actual staff usage patterns is another. RTLS can deliver increased visibility, safety and productivity to business, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, healthcare and other industries. We are happy to offer this new tag through Inpixon and its reseller partners, as well as OEMs and integrators in white and private label options. “
the Inpixon personnel label is used in conjunction with Inpixon’s UWB anchors and the nanoLES localization engine for an RTLS solution capable of supporting large-scale deployments. Key features of the tag, in addition to its accuracy of a few centimeters, include wireless charging with industry standard Qi chargers; a durable IP65 housing to protect against water, dirt and shock; over-the-air firmware updates; and wireless configuration for easy deployment and modifications.
Adam Benson, CTO of Inpixon, said:
“The label is small and light, but our engineering team was still able to incorporate an impressive set of capabilities. For example, the beacon’s configurable baud rate – supporting up to 10 flashes per second – allows administrators to achieve their ideal balance between updates and battery usage. And the built-in 3D accelerometer allows the tag to conserve battery life when not in motion. From format to performance, I think this new tag is a great addition to our enterprise-class RTLS solution. “