High-accuracy real-time geolocation systems

Ubudu offers the first end-to-end RTLS solution that enables universal tracking across a complex physical environment and is cost and energy efficient.

Network-based positioning

Network-based positioning

For tracking a large number of assets in real time without requiring interaction. uTags are attached to assets or held by persons. They emit a radio signal which is detected by permanently installed uSensors, which in turn transmit the data through the uGateway. The ubudu manager, as the name suggests, receives the data and computes the positions. It offers real-time visualization, analysis and integration with business processes.

Radio technologies :
Bluetooth 5 (BLE) for 1-2 m accuracy, or Ultra-Wideband (UWB) for 10-30 cm accuracy.

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    uTag

Tag-based positioning

For real-time tracking and proximity interactions using lightweight infrastructures. uTags are attached to moving assets or held by people. They receive a radio signal emitted by uSensors. uTags compute the position and send the data to ubudu Manager, which enables real-time visualization, analysis and integration with business processes. In this case, mobile apps can also be used as uTags.

 

Radio technologies :
Bluetooth 5 (BLE) for 1-2m accuracy, or Ultra-Wideband (UWB) for 10-30 cm accuracy.

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Tag-based positioning

Radio technologies

Bluetooth Low Energy

Radio technology that has become the de factor standard for smartphones and IoT communications. BLE is characterized by low power consumption and low costs, with billions of chips already delivered.

Bluetooth 5 offers up to 200m range, increased security and bandwidth, all contributing to the improvement of geolocation applications.

Bluetooth Mesh is another key turn specification that was released in 2017 and enables bidirectional communication between sensors and tags.

Ultra Wideband

Very short impulse transmission with strong rises and drops, make starting and stopping the signals naturally easier to measure.

The distance between two UWB devices can be measured precisely by measuring the time it takes for a radio wave to pass the two devices. It provides a much more precise distance measurement than estimating the signal strength, with an accuracy down to a few centimeters.

UWB signals retain their integrity and structure, even with noise and multipath effects.

ubudu Manager

Real-time tracking

Real-time tracking

The network-based architecture uses ubudu Manager to compute positions in the cloud. Tag-based architecture calculates positions, either on the smartphone or on the smart tag, using ubudu SDKs. Positions are then visualized and used via the server.

Proximity detection & Automation

Proximity detection & Automation

Geofencing rules can be defined in ubudu Manager to trigger proximity-based automation on smartphones, servers or machines.

Interactions are recorded on the server and displayed in analysis dashboards.

Analytics

Analytics

ubudu Insights Manager includes a range of data visualizations, including heat maps, trajectory repetitions and predictive analysis using AI.

Infrastucture management

Infrastucture management

The positions and configurations of the uSensor are stored and managed in the ubudu Manager in the cloud. In battery mode, the battery status of the uSensor is automatically reported via crowdsourcing. Ubudu mobile tools help with the installation and maintenance of uSensors.

API

API

All real-time position data is collected and indicated on the ubuduManager. Ubudu provides an API and ready-made connectors to use this data in business process or data visualization software.

Enterprise deployment

Easy to install

Ubudu comes with a detailed setup guide and tools that make on-site installation easy even for non-technical staff.

The core idea is to automate as many things as possible on the server side and minimize external dependencies. This stems from our own experience, as we have already deployed in 1000+ venues.

Highly secured

Ubudu uses different levels of security to ensure data security for both hardware and software components.

Access to the device configuration is only possible via button or password. Transmitted data can be encrypted to prevent phishing. Servers are protected in our data centres to prevent intrusion, wrong access or misuse of data.

Low maintenance

The Ubudu infrastructure uses low-energy devices with autonomy of several years, which are monitored by rugged mechanisms (low battery level or missing sensor warnings).

This minimizes the maintenance effort for large and long-living deployments.