Setup types

Different requirements make for different setups, we describe three main setup categories here *

* The same hardware (with different firmware) can be used for these setups, so switching is easy

Auto RTLS

You can easily get started with just a bit of hardware. Range between two tags and use the resulting distance information. Easily start tracking positions, using autopositioning. For even more precision, transition into a “full RTLS” setup.

  • Easy set-up
  • Low cost
  • Automatic positioning

Full rtls

The best results are achieved with a full RTLS setup. Anchors are spread across the area, to be able to perform trilateration or multilateration, comparable to satellites in a GNSS positioning system. Positions are calculated by the positioning engine, which in turns sends them to other applications for further processing.

  • Full configuration options (TDMA schedule, tag & anchor list, ...)
  • Powerful debugging tools (real-time packet visualisation, ...)
  • Performant data backhaul (extra sensor data)
  • Highly scalable
  • Different API options (UDP/TCP, websockets, MQTT, BLE, ...)

Ad-hoc positioning

The infrastructureless approach. In some scenarios a fixed installation is not possible. When you need some positioning but you have no fixed environment to install anchors in, this is the perfect solution.

  • No setup required
  • Automatic join in network
  • Deliver data through BLE (e.g. smart watch possibilities!)

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