Everyone out there knows about a global position system or GPS that has the ability to determine the precise location of any person or object on earth, which is based on satellite signals. However, what do we do if we are interested in learning more about a person’s position in an indoor location?
GPS does not work well inside of buildings, and that is where indoor position systems and tracking comes into play.
Indoor positioning solutions are typically used to track objects and people. These help you analyze the visitor and route by generating the timeline. The nodes are modular hardware components that can detect all Wi-Fi capable end-user devices and Bluetooth low-energy beacons, however, they can do so much more.
Just like a GPS, but for indoor environments, IPS refers to a technology that can help locate people and objects indoors. This information is then fed into an application software which can make the information useful.
There are different technologies commonly used for indoor positioning, such as proximity-based systems, Wi-Fi-based systems, ultra Wide-Band systems, acoustic systems, and infrared systems.
UbiTrack as a Product
When it comes to indoor tracking in different environments, these often require precise localization, and for this purpose, we have developed a system that is based on ultra-wideband.
This UbiTrack device is an integrated multi-dimensional indoor position solution that offers high accuracy and flexibility at a lower cost when compared to anything else out there.
This system enables you to access functions including:
- Real-time positioning
- Tracking playback
- High-speed camera linkage
- Accurate face recognition
- Electronic fence alarm
The configuration and deployment process as a whole will take just four steps, including deployment and positioning of anchors, configuring the software itself, uploading the floor plan, and setting up the positioning tags.
When it comes to the technical features of the UbiTrack, it implements industry-leading technologies that ensure that you get the positions measured in centimeters instead of meters.
It has an up to 10 cm accuracy rating, it is extremely easy to use, offering low latency and easy integration with an open API and a low power consumption rating.
When it comes to the technical overview of the UbiTrack, it combines both the TWR and the TDOA protocols with an innovative algorithm that enables it to achieve high precision tracking.
This means that the system can use one or more anchor nodes, which are able to support a larger number of tracking tags.
The online platform offers you tracking and monitoring wherever you are and can store petabytes of positional data.
When it comes to the use cases, the UbiTrack uses Ultra-wideband or UWB technology in order to achieve the highest level of accuracy in the form of centimeters. The read-to-use products include wireless tracking badges and tamper-proof wristbands, that are ideal to use in locations such as smart buildings, hospitals, and in extreme cases, prisons.
Tags are also offered with built-in environmental monitoring that is an excellent option for logistics and warehousing.
The main advantage of the UbiTrack is the fact that it is cost-effective, easy to deploy, easily scalable, highly secure, and extremely user-friendly.
UbiTrack as a Platform
UbiTrack as a platform is a multi-algorithm, multi-mode, non-stop, centimeter-level positioning service which allows you to view everything, at all times.
It offers an accurate display of real-time location from any tag, and online and offline tag quantity statistics, with device details display, which in turn allows you to monitor video and alarm information at any time, with map rotation, zooming, and full-screen display support.
Furthermore, you can review historical track playback, with multi-speed track playback for single or multiple tags at any time, with intelligent filtering without the removal of positioning data periods.
With that out of the way, you also gain access to electronic fence roll call, which allows support for rectangle, circle, polygon, and other shapes of the fence.
Entry and exit fence warning, roll call, checking of actual and expected attendance, automatic attendance, and data reports, which are generated automatically.
When it comes to face recognition, you have video linkage, or in other words, surveillance camera streaming which transcodes media and gives you access.
The camera features a preset position and a holder setup and operation, with face recognition, positioning tag matches, and an electronic fence.
Another cool feature is the device management, as it allows you to monitor everything and even gives you alerts of heart rate and blood oxygen psychological states. This is all presented in a chart form, and it gives you abnormal data statistics.
You can manage everything with alarm information, history of alarm data, and even support for exporting alarm and information data.
There’s also a multi-level authority management function that allows you to give permissions, module management, and function authorization for each individual user, and it even logs the records and actions of each user.
By far one of the most impressive features is the 0–3D multi-dimensional position, which supports:
- Zero-dimensional positioning
- One-dimensional tunnel and narrow area positioning
- Two-dimensional accurate plane positioning
- Three-dimensional panoramic positioning
When it comes to the API, it has an open interface and SDK, which allows you to have fast data docking and efficient integrated development.
To summarize all of this, you are getting the world’s best UWB-Based integrated multi-dimensional indoor positioning solution, no matter what kind of business you are in, which allows you to track everything that occurs in your work environment.
This can come in specifically handy as information in locations such as a hospital, or in prison, where you have potentially hundreds of users that need to be tracked. With custom tracking parameters and tags that can be customized to an extended level on a per-device basis, you will be informed of who does what, at any given time, and all of the data can be shared with other people as well. This makes it one of the simplest solutions out there, which is based on some of the most complex and developed algorithms in the background.