Asset Tracking
Track Precise Asset Location & Movement in Real-Time

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Save hours every day. Instantly find assets such as tools, equipment, parts, materials and products anywhere on a digital map of your facility.

Asset Tracking

Assets that keep you updated

Let your assets automatically inform you when their location or status changes. It’s time to say goodbye to forgotten assets and out-of-date systems.

Track Any Asset

When it comes to location tracking, there is no one-size-fits-all. Tracking technologies vary widely in terms of performance and cost. That’s why Ubisense SmartSpace® was built to integrate multiple location technologies. From 20 years of experience, Ubisense can advise the best technology or combination of technologies to suit your requirements.

Real-Time

High-Accuracy

Long Battery

Ultra-Wideband (UWB)

<30cm

Typical accuracy

60-100m

Typical read range

>10yrs

Tag battery lifetime

Tags emit very short pulses of information at very high frequency across a wide bandwidth. Signals received by sensors, installed on walls or ceilings, locate tags reliably with high-accuracy in three dimensions, even in challenging environments.

Real-Time

Long Battery

Low Cost

Dual Mode Tag

BLE

1-3m

Typical accuracy

30-80m

Typical read range

>8yrs

Tag battery lifetime

BLE tags emit a high frequency signal received by sensors installed in a facility. Sensors determine 2D location well in open spaces. Low energy tags have long battery life and the BLE standard can enable devices such as smartphones to be located.

Real-Time

Low Cost

Active RFID (UHF)

10m

Typical accuracy

<500m

Typical read range

<1-3yrs

Tag battery lifetime

Tags emit signals at one of a number of pre-defined high frequencies and are located by comparing the strength of the signal at multiple readers. 433 MHz signals are less sensitive to blocking or distortion, such as by water or metals, but make the location data less accurate.

Real-Time

Low Infrastructure

Wi-Fi

15m

Typical accuracy

60-100m

Typical read range

<1yrs

Tag battery lifetime

Existing Wi-Fi networks can be used to track enabled devices. Although accuracy is much lower than other methods (typically to within 15m) and devices can be power-hungry, using existing networks can make deployment inexpensive and unobtrusive.

Low Cost

Passive RFID (UHF)

N/A

Typical accuracy

1-10m

Typical read range

N/A

Tag battery lifetime

Tags (usually a printed label) have integrated circuits, but no power. Readers emit UHF radio waves and energise tags within range, receiving back a portion of the energy as information. Tag location is determined by its proximity to a fixed reader.

Real-Time

Low Infrastruture

Outdoor Only

Dimension4 Tag

GPS

3-10m

Typical accuracy

N/A

Typical read range

1-3yrs

Tag battery lifetime

GPS tags receive signals from multiple satellites and compare the different arrival times of signals to determine a position. Suitable only for outdoor areas with a clear view of the sky, GPS tags do not require any additional infrastructure.

The best of both worlds

When one technology doesn’t cover all of the requirements, Ubisense can seamlessly combine multiple different technologies in one platform meaning you don’t have to compromise.

Ubisense provides tags that use one or more location technologies simultaneously in the same device. Currently avaialble combinations include:

  • Ultrawide-Band (UWB) +  (BLE)
  • UWB + GPS
  • UWB + 2.4GHz

Ubisense SmartSpace software can ingest any location data source and combine seamlessly in one place. It also allows ‘nesting’ to associate one locatoin technology together with another; for example to associate the location of many assets tagged with passive RFID with one UWB tracked tag to combine precision real-time tracking at low cost.

These are the identification and location technologies Ubisense has implemented across hundreds of clients, globally:

  • Barcode (mobile & fixed)
  • Industrial PLC
  • Passive RFID (125kHz, 433MHz, 860-960MH)
  • ISO 24730 (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Bluetooth iBeacon and Eddystone
  • Ultrawide-Band (Active and Passive)
  • GPS
  • Corrected GPS (RTK)
  • Lora/Sigfox
  • 5G

More than location

Ubisense SmartSpace® lets you track any asset, from the smallest part to the largest piece of equipment, regardless of where it is in your facility.

But it’s more than just location. Automate processes using easy to configure business rules that use the real-time status, movement, sequence and interaction of assets to improve productivity, quality and safety.

  • Prevent the use of equipment overdue maintenance or calibration
  • Automate audits and tests
  • Avoid potential collisions between equipment and people
  • Use dashboards to measure utilization over time
  • Optimize stock levels eliminate shortages

5G ready asset tracking

Ubisense can track assets across entire facilities seamlessly, using any available location technology, including 5G.

In a trial project with T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom, Ubisense proved the seamless integration of 5G tracking is possible in SmartSpace.

Combing 5G real-time location data from a private LTE network for site-wide tracking, with high-accuracy Ultra-Wideband only for the zones that require it, can reduce costs, improve coverage and shorten deployment times.