dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbh and ZIGPOS GmbH together launch an advanced technology evaluation kit enabling assessment of the accurate indoor- and outdoor energy efficient Real-Time locating system (eeRTLS) offered by the partners.
The evaluation kit allows an easy start-up for evaluation of the innovative locating system, developed by ZIGPOS and based on Atmel´s new ranging technology. It comes with small complexity while providing accurate position information for any sensor, actuator or other objects in the wireless network. The eeRTLS technology can be applied seamlessly in indoor, outdoor or mixed scenarios in a completely independent mode of operation. No satellite components are required.
The easy to use ZIGPOS Evaluation Tool inside the kit provides comprehensive monitoring, control and commissioning capabilities to easily setup dedicated test-scenarios. Its intuitive graphical user interface avoids the need of sophisticated programming skills and in-depth knowledge of IEEE802.15.4 or radio ranging capabilities.
The radio modules from dresden elektronik include an IEEE 802.15.4 compatible communication as well as an accurate phase measurement unit. This enables energy efficient combination of radio communication and position estimation of a radio node. Using the new evaluation kit the development efforts are reduced to a minimum for the basic technology evaluation phase. Possible applications for the real-time object and person tracking are home automation, industrial sensor/actuator networks, logistics and retail chain support, smart transportation and internet of things.
The easy to use graphical user interface, developed by ZIGPOS, is a powerful software tool. It contains various positioning algorithms and tracking filter to evaluate the performance of the new technology in the different application fields.