UK-based Ubisense has announced a new wireless deployment option for its Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS), allowing for greater ease in installation as well as reduced energy costs.
With the WiFi upgrade, Ubisense sensors can now operate in a ‘wireless’ mode, where they only need a local power supply to communicate over standard WiFi networks with the rest of the RTLS, powered by expensive data cabling. By reducing the number of cable runs in the RTLS, the cost of owning and operating the system is dramatically cut, according to Ubisense.
Ubisense has specifically designed the upgrade for use in the manufacturing, transit, and worker safety sectors, particularly in large open areas where sites have existing coverage for power (for example, for lighting or security systems), but where cabling costs for RTLS deployment might be too high.
The upgraded RTLS has already been deployed with customers at transit and shipyard sites, and can support both wired and wireless sensors.