# Terminology

# RTLOC App

  • Client - A company or organization owning a license.

  • Project - A project is a physical setup. It is associated with one purchased license, one engine, one floorplan (and other configurations). A client can have multiple RTLS projects. These are different setups at different locations that can run simultaneously.

  • Desktop License - License needed to run RTLS functionality on-premise (local / desktop)

# RTLS System

  • RTLS - Real-time location system.

  • Node - One of the elements of the RTLS system. Could be an anchor, tag or listener.

  • Anchor - A reference node in the RTLS. Comparable with the satellites for GPS.

  • Tag - A node that is tracked.

  • Listener - A node that only listens to data in the air and forwards that data to a PC.

  • Autopositioning - Calculation / estimation of the positions of the anchors by the system, as opposed to manually submitting accurate coordinates. This will provide less accurate position data than submitting accurate coordinates.

  • Backhaul - Way of transporting data within the system. Can be wired of wireless.

  • Engine / cxRTLS - Powerful RTLS engine & UWB debugging app

  • Engine / cxEngine - Algorithm implementation, calculates positions from distances

  • API - Application Protocol Interface. Chout out our RTLS API.

  • Console - The console through which you can directly communicate with one of the nodes. This node can be attached via UART, USB or Ethernet. Click here for more information.

  • Hz - Hertz. The derived unit of frequency [1/s].

  • Hairs - UWB message visual indications in our sniffer

  • TagSpeed - Part of the UWB configuration, containing

  • MANET - Mobile Adhoc Network.

# Sensors

  • Accelerometer - Measures acceleration forces. These forces may be static (such as gravity) or dynamic.

  • Gyroscope - Measures angular velocity.

  • Magnetometer - Measures magnetic fields.

# Technology General

UWB - Ultra-wide band. A wireless technology that uses a wide spectrum of frequency bands to transmit large amounts of data over a short distance with very low power. All nodes are equipped with UWB. It is used for ranging and communication purposes.

RFID - Radio-frequency identification.

BLE - Bluetooth Low Energy. All tags are by default equipped with a BLE chip for short range communication.

ENET - Ethernet. All anchors and listeners are by default equipped with ethernet.

Lora - Long Range digital wireless data communication technology.

IP66 - International Protection Marking. Rating of our enclosures. Dust- and waterproof. More information here (opens new window).

Enclosure - The casing of the node