Tracking Tags & Beacons

Do you want to integrate tracking tags & beacons into your IoT solutions?

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The geolocation of assets and people represents more than 70% of the digitalization projects of industrial companies. Thanks to our tracking tags and beacons, it is possible to geolocate all types of indoors equipment. Whether it is tools, construction equipment (jackhammer, excavator, etc.), medical equipment (stretchers, defibrillators, syringe pumps), but also logistical equipment.

Recognized for their robustness and their very high autonomy, our tracking tags and beacons are perfectly adapted to severe environments. We have developed a wide range of industrial beacons based on different localization technologies (BLE, Wirepas Mesh, Quuppa AOA or RFID Active) allowing to adapt perfectly to the needs and constraints of each industry.

Which tracking tags or beacons to choose?

The choice of one technology over another will be determined by various factors such as the need for location accuracy, the reactivity of the position display or the IT infrastructure required, which will influence the acquisition cost of the overall solution.

Critères
Bluetooth Low Energy
Wirepas Mesh
Quuppa AOA
Précision
5 à 10m
< 5 à 10m
<1 m
Réactivité
qq sec. à qq min.
qq sec. à qq min.
< 1 sec.
Coûts d’acquisition
Faible
Moyen
Elevé

Our IoT experts accompany you to choose the right technology for your solution.

What is a tracking tag?

A tracking tag is a standalone chipset that works with different wireless communication technologies, such as Bluetooth Low Energy, Wirepas Mesh or QUUPPA AOA (Angle of Arrival) technology.

This tag is a small radio transmitter powered by a battery, which will transmit signals at regular intervals, defined as radio waves. Each beacon emits a unique identification number (NIU) allowing it to be differentiated from other tags in the vicinity.

A tracking tag is composed of a box of a few centimeters in diameter containing a battery and an electronic board on which we find among others a microcontroller, a radio module, an antenna and various sensors (example: an accelerometer or a buzzer).

What are tracking tags used for?

Indoor positioning system solution rely on infrastructure by integrating connected object such as tracker tag. Indeed, those wireless communication object makes it possible to associate a identifying number (the beacon’s) to a mobile equipment or a person.

Thanks to different indoor positioning algorithms, it will be possible to pinpoint the position of a tag. Therefore the person or equipment with which it is associated will also be located, in real time, on a map or plan (such as Google Maps). Moreover, a tracker tag/beacon will allow to get many data enabling companies to improve the safety of people and equipments, to reduce their maintenance and production costs, or to optimize their supply flows.

What is indoor positioning system?

When we talk about geolocation, we often think of satelite positioning system such as GPS (Global Positioning System). But this location technology is mainly dedicated to outdoor use, because the signals emitted by the satellites are difficult to pass through obstacles. Although some GPS components can receive a signal inside buildings, it is so weak that it is too inaccurate to be reliable or usable. Also, the reference system is very important in the selection of systems. In outdoor environments, the data is represented in 2D, latitude and longitude, which cannot be used in indoor spaces.

With the digitalization of processes, real-time tracking of indoor assets has become real performance lever for companies. To meet this need for traceability, indoor tracking solutions have been developed.

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Why use an indoor positioning system?

Indoor positioning system represents a real challenge for many sectors of activity. The use cases are numerous and are constantly developing in various fields such as health, construction and industry 4.0. Indoor real time locating system responds in particular to the challenges of security of people and goods and to the needs of cost optimization related to equipment purchases, production delays or delivery of building sites. Indoor positioning is becoming a real lever for increasing the overall performance of companies.

Which indoor positioning system to choose?

There are several indoor tracking systems that meet different needs. To understand which indoor localization system to choose, you need to look at different variables such as the required localization accuracy, the coverage, the infrastructure costs, the number of objects or people to be localized, or the position refresh time.

Find out more about 3 indoor localization technologies used at ELA Innovation below.

How to install the ELA Innovation Real-time locating system tags and beacons?

Thanks to the range of accessories developed by ELA Innovation, the installation and use of the tags/beacons is ultra simple and fast. The different fixing systems are secured for industrial use without any risk of the beacon being detached.

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