RTLS Hybridization is Here to Enable Seamless Indoor and Outdoor Location Visibility

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By Mark Qi | 1Q 2022 | IN-6414


Seamless Indoor and Outdoor Location Services has Appeal Across Multiple Verticals


Many location-based enterprise services involve scenarios where assets or people transition between indoor and outdoor spaces typically requiring multiple location systems, each utilized for their individual benefits and complementary operating coverage. Whether tracking goods in a supply chain or material flow analysis, guarding employees and equipment on a construction site, or navigating guest and staff on a complex campus, seamless and effective location visibility requires the use of Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) supplemented by additional technologies for a comprehensive system. Where RTLS, utilizing short range radio communications such as Bluetooth LE, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), can effectively provide precise indoor positioning, location-based services it can introduce additional location systems for other cases such as: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), GPS, or Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for outdoor location, and barcode or passive RFID for lower-cost item …

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