Indoor intelligence company Inpixon today released the Inpixon Personnel Tag, an ultra-wideband (UWB) locator tag for its real-time location system (RTLS).

The device, a release states, is designed to deliver 30-centimeter accuracy to locate employees or visitors in real-time in order to support a variety of safety and security use cases.

“The RTLS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.8% during the 2020-2025 period, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, and the demand specifically for UWB technology-based RTLS solutions is anticipated to surge,” Inpixon said.

The report predicts that the global UWB market is estimated to grow from US$1.1 billion in 2020 to US$ 2.7 billion by 2025.

Major factors driving the growth include the growing demand for UWB technology in RTLS applications and the increasing adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ongoing advancements in new application areas of UWB technology in the wireless sensor network and growing deployment of the technology in mobile devices have increased the scope of UWB technology.”

The firm reports that, UWB offers higher accuracy and range with lower power consumption in comparison with most other RTLS technologies, leading to its increased penetration in applications requiring high accuracy.

“There are a number of situations where location precision is paramount, and safety and security applications top the list,” said Nadir Ali, CEO of Inpixon. “Finding an employee quickly in an emergency, executing an evacuation, mustering, identifying crowding, or locating unescorted visitors are just a few examples.

“Performing space and floor planning based on actual personnel usage patterns is another. RTLS can deliver increased visibility, safety, and productivity for corporate enterprises, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, healthcare and other industries.”

The company's Indoor Intelligence platform ingests data from IoT, third-party and proprietary sensors designed to detect and position active cellular, Wi-Fi, UWB and Bluetooth devices.

Key features of the tag include wireless charging with industry-standard Qi chargers; an IP65 housing to protect against water, dirt and impact, over-the-air firmware updates and wireless configuration to ease deployment and changes.

“Based on feedback from customers, the desire for Indoor Intelligence and the adoption of indoor positioning technologies is accelerating and will continue to evolve across a multitude of use cases and industries,” said Ali.

“As more and more organizations are re-opening and restrictions are being eased to varying degrees, organizations will have to respond to the requirements of a transforming workplace, with concrete measures that support hybrid working models and space rationalization requirements in addition to ensuring the health and safety of employees and visitors.”