PARTNERS

Ciholas Inc

Based in Newburgh, Indiana, USA, Ciholas, Inc. is an engineering consultancy firm that takes client ideas and turns them into reality.  Ciholas specializes in designing complex electronic systems creating intelligent products combining the latest technologies, including the design of Real Time Location Systems. Ciholas provides clients with high-level, creative engineers representing more than 200 years of combined experience with expertise in electrical, mechanical, software and prototyping.

Ciholas services include:

  • Design Work (Conceptual, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Software and Manufacturing)
  • Invention and Patent Work
  • Network Protocol Development
  • Regulatory and Safety Compliance
  • Manufacturing Support and Repair
  • Product Life Cycle Support

PRODUCTS

EXPERIENCE WITH THE DW1000

Ciholas provides custom engineering and product design services using the Decawave DW1000 Ultra Wideband transceiver chip. Ciholas can develop systems and products using the chip in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Real Time Location Services (RTLS) for inventory, people, livestock or machines
  • Proximity and alert systems for safety, protection, security, and automation
  • Augmentation with inertial navigation for better dynamic response
  • Ground truthing for research and scientific applications
  • Precise navigation for autonomous vehicles and robots
  • Virtual fencing, security, and monitoring
  • And many other new and creative uses

ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES

Ciholas designs complex electronic systems, specializing in projects combining various technologies into effective products. Our staff serves clients in a variety of industries with engineering design services. Ciholas can be your entire engineering department, or can supplement your personnel with additional expertise and manpower.

SOFTWARE

CUWB V3.0 (BERNOULLI)

The Bernoulli release of the Ciholas Ultra-Wideband (CUWB) system is designed for scalability and configurability. The system implements a full Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and maintains many features of previous releases.

For information on Bernoulli CUWB System installation and configuration, visit the Bernoulli Documentation. A quick introduction to the Bernoulli CUWB System can be found in the Quick Start Guide

CUWB V2.0 (ARCHIMEDES)

The Ciholas Ultra-Wideband (CUWB) Server is a graphical user interface (GUI) and UWB network manager application. The CUWB Server performs Real Time Location System (RTLS) calculations producing location data that is broadcast over ethernet for use by external applications. The CUWB Server provides users with a convenient GUI for network configuration as well as a 2D visualization of the location data.

For information on Archimedes CUWB System installation and configuration, visit the Archimedes Documentation. A quick introduction to the Archimedes CUWB System can be found in the Quick Start Guide.

HARDWARE

DWTAG100

A DWTAG is an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transceiver intended for use with Ciholas UWB (CUWB) Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). In a typical CUWB RTLS system the DWTAG operates as a mobile device whose location is tracked. DWTAGs have a comprehensive set of on-board sensors and an integrated rechargeable battery. The DWTAG is lightweight with a mechanical design that allows for easy mounting on assets or personnel.

DWTAG devices are FCC certified in the United States, and have CE marking in the European Union.

DWETH101

A DWETH is an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transceiver intended for use with the Ciholas UWB (CUWB) Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). In a typical CUWB RTLS the DWETH operates as a static, or anchored, device providing reference locations for the system. DWETH101 uses Ethernet to provide reliable, high-bandwidth data connectivity, and has a comprehensive set of on board sensors. DWETH101 anchors contain a built-in Ethernet switch and support Chainable Powered Ethernet (CPE), allowing for a chain of devices to be powered via a single source.

DWETH101 devices are FCC certified in the United States, and have CE marking in the European Union.

DWETH111

A DWETH is an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transceiver intended for use with the Ciholas UWB (CUWB) Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). In a typical CUWB RTLS the DWETH operates as a static, or anchored, device providing reference locations for the system. DWETH111 uses Ethernet to provide reliable, high-bandwidth data connectivity, and has a comprehensive set of on board sensors. DWETH111 anchors are Powered over Ethernet (PoE) and are PoE standard compliant.

DWETH111 devices are FCC certified in the United States, and have CE marking in the European Union.

DWUSB-KIT

The Ciholas DWUSB-SMA is a demonstration device for experimenting with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). In the CIHOLASUWB (CUWB) system, the DWUSB can act in multiple roles, such as reference anchor, mobile trackable tag, and UWB network interface. The DWUSB-KIT comes with a DWUSB-SMA unit, removable antenna, USB rechargeable battery, AC/DC wall power adapter, and a USB cable.

The DWUSB is intended to be used for UWB and RTLS research and development, and is not FCC certified.