RTLS - Real-time location system.
Positioning - Calculate the positions of (moving) tags.
# RTLOC terminology
Client - A company or organization owning a license.
Project - A client can have multiple RTLS projects. These are different setups at different locations that can run simultaneously.
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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.
BT - Bluetooth.
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.
# RTLS 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.
cxRTLS - Powerful RTLS engine & UWB debugging app
cxEngine - Algorithm implementation, calculates positions from distances
cxViewer - (3D) Position viewer
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.
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HW - Hardware
SW - Software
FW - Firmware
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.
Accelerometer- Measures acceleration forces. These forces may be static (such as gravity) or dynamic.
Gyroscope- Measures angular velocity.
Magnetometer- Measures magnetic fields.
# Other Technology
IP66 - International Protection Marking. Rating of our enclosures. Dust- and waterproof.
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Enclosure - The casing of the node