Smart tag module for indoor and outdoor positioning

November 04, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Advanced RTLS tag module for real-time positioning
Indoor positioning and data analytics company Inpixon has announced the launch of its newest smart tag module that supports a range of indoor and outdoor location applications including real-time location systems (RTLS).

The company's first new product release since its recent acquisition of global location awareness technology company Nanotron Technologies, the swarm bee LE V3 is a miniaturized radio transceiver module that can easily be embedded into small tags that transmit a signal allowing them to be located in real time. These tags can be built into wearable IoT devices - everything from wristbands and visitor badges to belt clips and mining helmets - or they can be integrated into tags that are affixed to assets such as heavy mining equipment, forklifts, pallets, hospital ventilators, or theft-prone items.

As part of a location intelligence system, says the company, the smart tags help enable a wide range of use cases including asset tracking, worker safety, proximity alerts, visitor management, vehicle collision avoidance and more.

"We have tens of thousands of our swarm bee tag modules already deployed, and we believe this new V3 model will be a great choice for existing and new integrators and OEMs who are looking for a versatile, reliable, quick-to-market smart tag solution," says Nadir Ali, Inpixon CEO. "It already includes an on-board microcontroller unit (MCU), nanoLOC Chirp 2.4 GHz transceiver, universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART), 3D accelerometer and temperature sensors, and a common API set. Our partners can simply add their choice of housing, antenna and power source, and they've got a finished product without having to write firmware or to deal with RF design or low-level chip drivers."

Adam Benson, Inpixon CTO adds, "The swarm bee LE V3 offers a particularly compelling combination of features. We've increased the range, enhanced the power output, which is configurable, and added firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates which enable customers to realize lower infrastructure and maintenance costs, while also achieving superior robustness and reliability of communication."

Based on the nanoLOC location RF transceiver chipset and complemented with embedded accelerometer and temperature sensors, the swarm bee LE V3 features a configurable transmission power output and

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