UWB technology is ideally specced for accurate indoor localization and tracking. Pozyx, pioneer in UWB solutions in RTLS and pushing the edge of UWB, has propelled the technology to its current maturity levels.
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What is ultra-wideband technology?
Ultra-wideband is a wireless radio technology that was specifically designed and developed for accurate localization in 2011. Through its very large bandwidth of over 500MHz, it can achieve a positioning accuracy of 10cm, even in challenging environments.
Apart from that, UWB delivers:
- Signals can penetrate objects and thin walls
- Small form factor
Benefits that make UWB the winning technology for indoor localization!
Learn more about the technology and how the Pozyx system works in the Pozyx Academy.
UWB is here to stay
About 5 years ago, UWB was still a niche technology only adopted by a few pioneering companies. Today, UWB is present in several smartphones, smartwatches, electric vehicles and various smartphone gadgets. Electronics giants such as Apple and Samsung have made a clear statement that UWB is the main driving technology for location awareness of their devices. "UWB's rollout and increased adoption is due to wider chipset availability, adoption across multiple segments, and the formation of a healthy UWB ecosystem across the entire supply chain," explains Andrew Zignani, ABI research.
According to the ABI Research forecasts there will be 300 million UWB device shipments in 2021. UWB is indeed here to stay.
Pozyx eBook - The State of UWB in 2022
7 Trends that shape the RTLS landscape
- What is the reason for the recent & stellar UWB adoption rate?
- Who are the main players that dominate the industry?
- Why is Industry 4.0 the ideal growth environment?
- And why are precise location solutions & RTLS applications the main drivers for UWB growth?
While the corporate smartphone and vehicle brands are introducing UWB to the consumer space, Pozyx aims to bring the same power of UWB to the business and industrial world.
UWB and other indoor positioning technologies
When comparing UWB to other indoor positioning technologies, it becomes clear that UWB hits the sweet spot and is ideally suited for delivering high-accuracy at a low cost.
UWB is ultra reliable through its high immunity to interference. The low latency mechanism guarantees true real-time data. The low-power specifications add to the overall benefits for location tracking applications.
How Pozyx pushes the edge of UWB
Pozyx develops and designs its products in-house.
This includes the electronics, the antenna design and housing and allows Pozyx to have full control over the final product quality.
With an in-house electronics lab and anechoic chamber, Pozyx guarantees top of the-line radio performance, resulting in the best possible range and performance.
In the final RTLS solution, Pozyx hardware and firmware are combined with algorithms and analytics software to translate the stream of real-time locations into smart data and value creating insights. Pozyx has also developed accompanying software that makes it easy to install and maintain any set-up.
Pozyx is a strong believer of industry standards and is an active member in various standardization committees such as Omlox to push forward interoperability and promote the eco-space around indoor UWB positioning.
The Pozyx Positioning Engine
UWB doesn’t magically provide accurate positioning, it does provide the key ingredient to enable it: nanosecond accurate time-stamping of packets.
Enters the patented Pozyx positioning engine: a set of protocols and algorithms that exploit the UWB timestamps to provide the accurate location information and more. Providing meaningful data to make your processes more efficient.