Even More Flexibility: 3rd-Party Beacons and UWB RTLS

Previously we had made the announcement about supporting 3rd-party BLE beacon devices in Leantegra CVO Platform.

Yes, all your existing beacons from other hardware vendors, are compatible with all features in CVO Portal. You can launch proximity campaigns, deliver proximity-based notifications, view location analytics and many other things.

In the upcoming Release 1.9 of Leantegra CVO Platform we decided to extend the features related to 3rd-party devices for achieving even greater flexibility:

  • Easier provisioning for 3rd-party BLE beacons – the same drag&drop process in CVO Portal as for the native Leantegra beacons (WiBeats).

  • Support for 3rd-party RTLS devices – more specifically we’ve enabled 3rd-party UWB RTLS for CVO Portal and PowerGate.

Speaking about UWB RTLS in more details …

Now we support both ToF (Time of Flight) and TDoA (Time Difference of Arrival) methods for UWB RTLS to cover a much broader range of scenarios and requirements:

  • More scalability and more tags per RTLS cell – TDoA method can handle thousands of location tags per RTLS cell, much more than ToF supports.

  • Both one-way and two-way UWB ranging protocols – much better options for balancing battery consumption, location accuracy and signal range.

  • Keep simplicity of installations for UWB RTLS using the commodity Ethernet networks – when using ToF method you don’t need the precise clock synchronizations on the network level. Sometimes ToF is better than TDoA, when you Ethernet LAN options are limited.

The basic UWB ranging protocol is improved as well – both accuracy and range, using more advanced location tags with better RF circuit in place. Again, some hardware vendors did a very good job in optimizing RF performance for UWB, so we’re glad to enable such advantages to our customers.

Finer-grained motion tracking and orientation tracking based on IMU (accelerometer, gyro) – this long-awaited feature is finally available in Leantegra CVO Platform. RTLS data is augmented with motion information, such as acceleration vector, to enable the new kind of location-based triggers and location analytics.

Haptic feedback (vibration) is another useful feature, which is extremely important for industrial environments, where blue collar workers must be alerted without major latencies and without smartphone applications. Haptic feedback can be triggered with UWB ranging or more advanced RTLS geofencing methods.

Device form factors, LAN connectivity options, antenna configurations for longer range transmissions become more flexible with “3rd-party RTLS” feature as well. Now we can address your specific project requirements within shorter timeframes and within all constraints.

We’re excited and looking forward to provide you more information during the next weeks! Please don’t hesitate to contact for discussing your next project about RTLS or Proximity Marketing: contact@leantegra.com

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