RTLS Blog Posts

Read our blog posts on RTLS (Real-Time Location Systems) to see how we are helping our customers leverage our locating solution to drive productivity and efficiency.

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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.

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. BLE

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.