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In present day realities the search for new ways of improving business processes is directly connected with geolocation and positioning technologies. One of such solutions is RFID, a system of radio frequency identification, which allows tracking objects or persons. It is based on using readers and special RFID tags (transponders) that are placed in the form of labels, stickers, markers on tracked objects. From time to time readers send signals and tags using radio frequency emission for sending responses with information for identification.
Although Bluetooth location services have been successful, there is currently a demand for solutions that can provide more high productivity. For example, some real-time location services (RTLS) deployments require centimeter precision. Fortunately, a useful new feature has recently been added to the new Bluetooth standard to meet these requirements.
Many real time location systems (RTLS) require high accuracy of results, up to several centimeters. In such situations AoA based positioning, whose realization is possible thanks to the Bluetooth 5.1 technology, comes for help. The Angle of Arrival method provides for the use of not only the signal strength (RSSI) but also the angle of its arrival, which allows calculating the exact location of the object within the range of 0.1 - 1 m. AoA angle of arrival belongs to triangulation-based methods.
While developing applications and web-platforms for indoor positioning, developers use open source location API and SDK. These tools represent a set of protocols that allow integrating software products into iOS or Android based mobile apps. In our article we’ll speak about the main types and functions of navigation SDK and API and also try to explain what is the difference between them.
In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, managers have to ensure maximum security of their employees. In order to avoid infection, it’s important to track contacts all the time and follow social distancing, which is practically impossible to achieve by usual control and inspection. In the given issue RTLS technologies against Covid-19 are more effective. They can help to support a healthy environment at the enterprise, create working places with due account to the necessary distance and develop protocols that will help to quickly detect the cases of infection.
Navigation car parking solutions allow optimizing the work of indoor and outdoor parking, reducing the time for searching vacant places for leaving a car. In order to simplify the drivers’ life and make them loyal to your company, it’s high time to start thinking about implementing the intelligent car parking system.
With global development of the Internet, information on people and asset location is becoming more and more important for business process optimization in companies. Many technologies, based on calculating the exact coordinates and sending them for processing to the specialized platform, are used for indoor navigation.