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Volan Technology Architecture Differentiators

Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) are increasingly commonplace in industrial applications, ranging from tool tracking for manufacturers to indoor mapping of warehouses. With industrial companies allocating as much as 70% of their operational expenses on labor, RTLS technologies seek new capabilities for labor analysis. The choice of RTLS architecture will impact the ability to achieve the greatest ROI from labor analytics capabilities. Not all RTLS systems are built equal or designed for the same purpose; the Volan Positioning System (VPS) has unique attributes that make it specifically qualified for RTLS.
Warehouse Location Intelligence

5 Ways Location Intelligence Can Optimize Warehouse Operations

Warehousing and fulfillment operations today are faced with more challenges than ever in seeking higher operational efficiency in an increasingly competitive market. Location intelligence is changing how warehouses operate, from optimizing profit margins to ensuring safety compliance. Location intelligence software can help your company improve efficiency, reduce unproductive hours and increase profits.
Top 5 Reasons Manufacturers Need Location Intelligence

Top 5 Reasons Manufacturers Need Location Intelligence

Manufacturers today are faced with more challenges than ever in seeking higher operational efficiency in an increasingly competitive market. Location intelligence is changing how businesses operate, from optimizing profit margins to ensuring safety compliance. Location intelligence software can help your company improve efficiency, reduce unproductive hours and increase profits. Location intelligence is the use of geospatial data to identify and solve business problems.
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White Paper: 7 Technologies To Achieve Industry 4.0 Innovation, Today

We have written a white paper 7 Technologies To Achieve Industry 4.0 Innovation, Today outlining critical technologies that manufacturing and warehousing companies can implement to drive innovation, improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase profits. Together with the white paper, we have included one of our successful customer case studies and a brief company overview.
Asset Tracking versus People Positioning Blog Post

Asset Tracking vs. People Positioning

What is the difference between Asset Tracking vs. People Positioning? Asset tracking locates physical objects while people positioning locates people. Know what to look for in each solution and how each solution drives different benefits. Asset tracking is defined as the method of identifying and locating physical assets. Physical assets are typically computers, vehicles, tools, and equipment. People positioning is defined as the method of analyzing the location and movement of people over time.
Workforce Optimization Strategies and Benefits to Stay Ahead

Workforce Optimization: Strategies and Benefits to Stay Ahead [2022]

What is workforce optimization and how can it impact your bottom line? We explore what this means for all industries but specifically how it can transform manufacturing in a market climate that's becoming more competitive by the day.
Time and Motion Studies Strategies and Tools to Improve Efficiency

Time and Motion Studies for 2022

In this guide, we walk through how to set up a time and motion study to maximize your labor and improve workforce productivity. What’s the best way to perform a task? Time and motion studies are a scientific way of cutting to the core of that question. Simply put, “motion” entails the movements related to a task, and “time” is the duration it takes to complete a task. If we’re all doing the same task independently, the person who finishes the fastest, using the most effective “movements,” creates the best way of getting the job done without continuous observation.

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) vs. BLE

What is the difference between ultra-wideband and Bluetooth? Discover the pros and cons of each technology to find the best fit for your RTLS needs. Ultra-wideband is a low-power radio technology for transmitting data within the 3.1 to 10.6 GHz range. Bluetooth Low Energy is a radio frequency technology that transmits data in the 2.4 GHz spectrum band, specifically across 80 different 1 MHz wide channels from 2400 to 2483.5 MHz.
Bluetooth vs Bluetooth LE

Bluetooth vs. BLE

Bluetooth Low Energy differs from its parent technology because it remains dormant until a connection is initiated. Where Bluetooth is best suited for a constant exchange of larger amounts of data, Bluetooth Low Energy excels at exchanging smaller amounts of data over a much longer period of time. Bluetooth Low Energy uses a reduced amount of power through faster connection times than traditional Bluetooth devices, reducing connections from 100mS to 6mS.
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What is Geofencing?

Geofencing is a system of virtual boundaries. Using GPS, radio frequency identification, Wi-Fi, and other data mechanisms, a geographical location carries a “geofence” that shows the specific location, and mobility patterns of people and their devices. Geofencing software provides real-time coordinates within the virtual fence perimeter. If the device goes beyond that perimeter, alerts—through a push notification or text message—will be sent to the user.