RTLS Evaluation Kit
Nanotron has simplified the evaluation and integration of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) with its new RTLS Evaluation Kit. Nanotron’s Evaluation Kit is available in two RF variants to cover both requirements, long range at 1 meter with Chirp and cm-accuracy for shorter ranges with UWB.
The RTLS Evaluation Kit consists of four RTLS anchors (Chirp or UWB), three according Development Kits (DK+) and the RTLS location engine nanoLES. The included RTLS-Tools and wireless over the air OTA Configurator (a subset of our comprehensive Toolbox) add hands-on support to the setup, maintenance and evaluation processes.
The kit helps to setup nanotron’s RTLS. It further helps understanding how it works and offers system integrators a convenient entry point to setup the first brick of evolving RTLS solutions.
Alternatively, leverage the nanoANQ PCBA board. Offering greater flexibility, this circuit board can be integrated into anchor products developed by system integrators.
Before deploying anchors in an RTLS system, network infrastructure like Ethernet must be installed to allow communication between anchors and the location server.
The performance of an RTLS is measured in terms of system throughput and location accuracy.
Throughput is the number of location readings in a given period of time. The current air interface supports more than 250 location readings every second. Nanotron’s anchors and location server have the ability to detect and process much more such that the overall system throughput may reach several thousands per second. With each location reading, additional payload such as temperature, air pressure, battery voltage, acceleration of tags can be transmitted.
Accuracy is measured as distance from or area around the real location of an item (e.g. tag). Most of the location readings for a given tag can be found within a small circle around its true position. With Nanotron’s RTLS platform, location accuracy depends on the deployed RF technology.