DUBLIN, IRELAND–(Marketwired – Mar 10, 2016) – Decawave, specializing in precise location and connectivity applications, today announces a partnership with Quantitec, a German-based RTLS indoor positioning company. The collaboration will help drive the adoption of high-precision RTLS solutions in the Industrial Sector based on Decawave’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless micro-location technology. The two partners are jointly exhibiting at the 2016 Bosch Connected World event, on March 9-10 in Berlin, Germany. They will demonstrate how real-time location technology applications can be used to enhance connectivity in end-user applications for manufacturing customers and enable them to automate their systems for enhanced production turnaround and efficiency.
Quantitec offers an indoor-positioning system that combines the benefits of inertial sensor and radio-based technology designed for system providers embedding location-based services into their end-user applications for accurate location solutions and connectivity. Specializing in automation and industrial applications, Quantitec’s solution supports a range of use cases for providers’ manufacturing systems such as forklift, pallet and asset tracking, indoor fleet management, key personnel management, and tool control in manufacturing and logistics, including exact location of vehicles, increased worker safety as well as optimization of logistical processes via product track and trace capabilities for full production and supply chain transparency.
As part of the partnership, Decawave and Quantitec are supporting Bosch with advanced location technology as a key element of the Track and Trace solution which will be showcased as part of Bosch COO Dr. Werner Struth’s keynote demo at Bosch Connected World 2016 on March 10. To make this demo even more realistic, KRALLMAN AG brought its expertise to integrate its comprehensive analytics solution delivering high value added information to businesses.
“Extending Bosch ‘Track & Trace’ with the real-time location solution from our partners Decawave, QuantiTec and Krallmann is providing our customers with an interesting option, notes Dirk Slama, Director Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations. “The ability to track intelligent, industrial power tools with the high-level accuracy offered by this innovative solution allows us to support additional business cases in the areas of Zero Failure, Process Efficiency and tool fleet utilization. The first results from our field tests have shown that the solution is robust and cost-efficient, which is a key prerequisite for any high-precision location technology used in an industrial environment.”
Many emerging applications are demanding an even greater degree of location precision and reliability and the ability to operate seamlessly indoors and outdoors. The Decawave and Quantitec collaboration offers customers more advanced positioning algorithms, as well as an Inertial Measurement Unit to further improve the accuracy of high-precision, indoor RTLS solutions.
“We have been working with Quantitec for the past two years with the goal to broaden market adoption of accurate indoor RTLS solutions,” said Mickael Viot, Vice President of Marketing at Decawave. “The demo we present at the Bosch Connected World is an excellent opportunity to educate the manufacturing sector on how real-time location information can bring them value by making their processes more efficient.”
“The integration of the Decawave chip with our IntraNav sensor fusion based technology is a huge leap-forward and extremely beneficial for our customers and partners in terms of low cost, extreme scalability and high accuracy. The industrial digitization paired with real-time location data is a key milestone for all industrial companies across the globe,” said Ersan Günes CTO at Quantitec.
Decawave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company developing a family of integrated circuit products called ScenSor, compliant to the IEEE802.15.4a standard, which can identify the specific location of any object, person or thing at very competitive cost, very low power and with a required level of precision and reliability never achieved before (+/-10cm). In addition, the data communication capability of the chip (up to 6.8Mb/s) makes it a perfect fit for IOT applications and other low-power wireless network applications.
For more information please visit http://www.decawave.com.
About Quantitec GmbH
Quantitec GmbH is a technology company in the space of high precision indoor location and IoT platform. Quantitec’s sensor-fusion and proprietary technology delivers the greatest customer experience for indoor location performance and IoT capabilities. The IntraNav.IO Software Suite helps enterprises to set the right location context, get better insights and make better decisions. IntraNav.IO helps your digital enterprise to transform your moving assets to a smart and real-time location aware IoT device.
About KRALLMANN AG
KRALLMANN AG is a consulting company located in Berlin with long-time experience in consultancy and implementation. The core competencies are above all Project- and Process Management, Application Portfolio Management and Data Analytics within the field of Business Intelligence. Thereby the consulting services range from project planning and project implementation to the customized development and supervision of software within the operational use.