Setup types

Depending on your requirements you need a different setups, we describe three main setup categories here

IMPORTANT: The same hardware (reflashing the firmware) can be used for these setups, so switching over 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 / professional setup

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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Setup types

Distance tracking

  • Infrastructureless (no anchors)
  • Easy setup
  • Use anywhere, not bound to location
  • BLE read out & config
  • Works with our web / mobile app
  • Distances, no positions
Flexible

Basic positioning

  • Easy to set up
  • Ranging (distances) or simple positioning
  • BLE read out & config
  • For smaller RTLS setups
  • Works with our web, mobile and desktop app
  • Limited amount of anchors
  • Accuracy limitations apply
Easy start

Pro positioning

  • Extremely accurate
  • Highly scalable
  • Full control over configuration
  • Redundant, safe
  • Works with our web, mobile and desktop app
  • Infrastructure setup required
Performant