Cutting the Cord: How 5G Networks and other Integrations are Drastically Reducing RTLS Deployment Costs

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By Mark Qi | 4Q 2021 | IN-6358


5G Networking Being Used to Connect RTLS Anchors


The Industry 4.0 revolution leverages many different digital technologies, achieving more together than apart. When it comes to 5G and Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), there has long existed the idea that 5G positioning and its high precision could be used to contribute to the accuracy and flexibility of RTLS. While 5G positioning may be available to RTLS deployments of the future, existing pilot deployments from major 5G suppliers, such as Huawei and Deutsche Telekom, and RTLS vendors, such as BlueIoT, are instead using 5G private networks for its connectivity, backhauling RTLS data for more mature positioning technologies such as Bluetooth Low-Energy (LE) and Ultra-Wideband. Use of 5G connectivity for RTLS backhaul provides companies with increased deployment flexibility and allows them to reduce the costs associated with installation, maintenance, and deployment times, as well as reduced costs of wires for power over Ethernet connections.

Simple and Integrated Deployments are Here to Stay


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