Cisco: and Wipelot – First UWB localization system with application hosting!

Cisco and Wipelot present the first Real-Time Tracking System (RTLS) with an application hosting solution using Ultra Wide-Band (UWB).

The new standard makes sensitive location detection more critical than ever, so your business can operate more efficiently and use resources more efficiently, reducing costs and improving results. Imagine how powerful it would be to have a centralized dashboard displaying – with an accuracy of one meter – a Real Time Tracking System (RTLS) of inventory and equipment in your warehouse or workshop. Manufacturing. The ability to assess how equipment is being used, prevent loss or theft, and reduce the time spent searching for missing items would be a game-changer for any business.

While you imagine this, let me introduce you to the new enterprise wireless IoT RTLS solution from Cisco and Wipelot powered by Cisco Application Hosting and Eagle Eye. This integration is Cisco’s first ultra-wideband (UWB) solution and leverages a UWB dongle for precise RTLS with the Cisco Catalyst 9100 series of access point (AP) products. UWB technology is a radio frequency (RF) that is incredibly accurate when used for location services and can provide location detection accuracy of around less than a meter.

Leverage UWB technology

To take advantage of this UWB technology, this solution requires the following:

  1. Cisco DNA Center – Used to manage the deployment and maintenance of Wipelot’s RTLS IOx application.
  2. Wiplot RTLS IOx application – Deployed to the Catalyst 9100 AP through Cisco DNA Center to allow the AP to control the UWB dongle, communicate with the Wipelot Mobile Tag, and send data to the Wipelot web dashboard.
  3. Wipelot UWB Dongle – Inserted into Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Point and emits UWB RF.
  4. Wipelot’s mobile label – Attached to equipment or people and send UWB location data to Wipelot UWB dongle.
  5. Wipelot web dashboard – Web user interface used to view the location of Wipelot’s mobile beacons.

When Wiplot’s IOx RTLS app has been deployed to the access point, the following topology can be referenced for how the location data is sent from the mobile beacons to the UWB dongle and then through the IOx app to the control board. Wipelot’s web edge. The data structure is private and it is binary data with tag and anchor sync information.

The Wipelot Web Dashboard is an intuitive software that requires only minimal configuration, such as downloading a ground map, entering ground dimensions, placing access points on the map (highlighted in red below), as well as entering the identifiers of the Wipelot mobile beacons. . After properly setting up your Wipelot web dashboard, you will immediately see icons on the map (highlighted in orange below), which represent the location of your mobile beacons. When your mobile beacons are not moving, you will be able to observe an incredible 20cm location accuracy.

The web dashboard even allows you to read the location of any mobile beacon, giving you the history of the exact location of the beacons at any time in the past. Even on the move, this solution always guarantees an incredible positioning accuracy of 45 cm!

Because this solution is powered by hosting Cisco applications on Catalyst 9100 series access points, it lowers the overall cost of ownership by eliminating the need for an additional IoT overlay network specific to this solution. . Powered by Cisco DNA Center, a user can have peace of mind with its advanced application management capabilities, ranging from the runtime status of individual applications, to detailed error logs and more.

Eagle Eye Application Hosting Solution is changing the RTLS IoT game by becoming Cisco’s very first integrated UWB solution on the market!

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