- Use Cases
RTLS anchors are radio-frequency (RF) readers that deploy in fixed positions to detect and locate signals from transmitting RTLS tags and devices. For example, in environments like smart factories, businesses will use anchors in real-time location systems to detect and locate transmitting tags carried by workers, powering critical safety use cases such as collision avoidance or safety zoning. They’ll also track tags attached to key assets like production equipment, vehicles and inventories to support enterprise asset management, automation, workflow optimization and more. Other industries, like healthcare use clinical-grade RTLS anchors to help track staff, patients and key medical equipment like defibrillators and more for real-time visibility that helps them deliver vital care in urgent scenarios.
Inpixon RTLS anchors leverage UWB and chirp (CSS) RF technologies to offer both high ±40 cm accuracy and long-range (up to 500 m) positioning, that can be combined in the same RTLS solution. Built for industrial-grade performance, our RTLS anchors deliver accurate and reliable positioning in many types of facilities – including harsh environments like factories and underground mines (e.g. precious metals, coal, salt), and can operate tracking, ranging and two-way communication concurrently for versatility that supports a variety of location-aware use cases. Their deployment-ready design allows you to easily install, configure and manage your RTLS infrastructure. With our advanced UWB and chirp RF technology, accurate Time-Difference-of-Arrival (TDoA) methodology and patented virtual anchor synchronization, Inpixon RTLS Anchors work alongside our open and industry-proven RTLS components to deliver unparalleled scalability for RTLS solutions that support many thousands of concurrently tracked tags and allow you to easily expand anchor deployments with no additional overhead.
To accurately determine real-time location, Inpixon RTLS anchors, deployed in fixed positions, will concurrently detect signals from transmitting RTLS tags within their communication range. Inpixon RTLS anchors read and time-stamp these received signals, also known as location blinks and forward this data to Inpixon’s RTLS software to determine tag positions using advanced TDoA methodology and our patented virtual anchor synchronization. Those coordinates can be used to visualized the location of a tracked entity on an indoor map of your space or integrated into various external IoT applications.
Inpixon RTLS Anchors deliver superior accuracy through UWB positioning with pinpoint precision at the centimeter-level.
With unique 2.4 GHz Chirp RF technology, Inpixon RTLS anchors deliver long-range location tracking up to 500 meters and indoor-outdoor support.
Patented virtual anchor sync and TDoA methodology offers above-industry scalability for applications that involve thousands of concurrently tracked assets.
Leverage Chirp, UWB or a combination of both infrastructures in one application concurrently for enhanced deployments that extend application range and scale without adding overhead. Easily add additional anchors deployed on the same network to cover larger areas and add additional tags to increase the number of objects tracked.