You may consider it Business 101… Things like keeping track of your fixed or mobile assets, understanding operations or equipment utilization, or knowing if your employees are safe. While a typical business owner or manager might take hours each week to stay on top of all these things, they can save money and time using ultra-wideband (UWB) asset tracking.
Using Uplink Time Difference of Arrival
UWB can provide accurate real-time positioning with up to centimeter-level accuracy to help you locate your valuable assets. The FiRa® Consortium is defining powerful asset-tracking solutions based on UWB technology. These solutions rely on a synchronized anchor infrastructure that leverages uplink time difference of arrival (TDoA) to locate power-efficient and long-lasting tag devices equipped with UWB. Tags transmit UWB messages that are received by the anchor infrastructure which estimates where your tag-equipped assets are located.
Uplink TDoA can be used in any type of building – from warehouses and offices to hospitals and more. This type of asset-tracking solution is flexible and versatile. UWB-equipped anchors receive messages from the asset tags and then measure the received (RX) timestamps of those messages, also known as time of arrival (ToA). The anchors report their measurements to a localization engine that compares them and obtains various TDoA measurements that can be used to estimate the location of an asset.
Real-Time Tracking with Real Benefits
FiRa’s Uplink TDoA lets you track your assets at the frequency you need whether it’s once or several times a day. If you need to track a fast-moving asset, you can configure your tags to transmit multiple times per second. Since UWB offers real-time asset tracking in environments where seconds matter – such as hospitals or high-risk locations – the accuracy and update of this technology matter.
Another benefit of using UWB asset tracking with FiRa’s Uplink TDoA infrastructure is the valuable insight it can offer to help improve supply chains, inventory control, space utilization, workforce management, and overall costs. UWB-based asset tracking can also help businesses save money due to the improved organizational optimization and enhanced loss prevention provided by this technology.