# APIs

There are different ways to integrate with the RTLOC positioning system, depending on your needs.

# Real-time device data

The position and sensor data for each device can be accessed in real-time in a few ways:

  • We provide direct positioning and sensor data in two formats: binary and JSON

    • Binary format - Allows for fast and very compact transmission over TCP/UDP.
    • JSON format - Receive data in JSON over direct websocket or through an MQTT broker (TCP or websocket).
  • This (binary or JSON) data can be accessed over TCP/UDP, websockets, or MQTT

    MQTT can be connected to over TCP or (secure) websocket

# Meta data

  • Access meta information about your projects, users and more (information in database) through our REST API

  • Single device (tag / anchor) information can be read through the CLI or via Bluetooth (BLE).

    • BLE API - Make a wireless connection with one of the tags with our BLE interface.
    • Device CLI - Access the RTLS hardware (anchors and tags) via one of the interfaces.

# Custom firmware toolkit

  • If you want to go low-level build your own firmware and run it next to ours using our firmware library
Last Updated: 11/19/2020, 11:04:29 PM