Anchors are basic infrastructure devices which transmits beacon signal strength(RSSI) for positioning calculation and data via mesh network. Most indoor-positioning technologies deploy line-powered anchors in a grid-pattern deployment way to get better positioning accuracy, so that it takes lots of deployment cost and complex effort for power line setup, especially for the post-installed environment. It’s also a big challenge to build up a good failover backup system to achieve reliable network because huge number of anchors generate serious signal collision in massive BLE mesh network.
Good Way cooperates with Wirepas to adopt massive and reliable mesh network for indoor-positioning application. Its cluster-tree based mesh technology can achieve following advantages.
- Battery-powered Anchor : Through the unique low-energy mesh technology, Wirepas anchor can transmit beacon RSSI and data via battery power supply. It can achieve 4 to 5 years of operation life via 2000mAh battery under 5-minutes data fresh rate.
- Flexible-located Anchor : Due to battery-powered anchor infrastructure, it’s not necessary to setup power line so that it can reduce deployment cost and time dramatically. Battery-powered anchor also makes it easy if you want to adjust deployed anchor location to get better grid-deployed Anchor pattern.
API services for LBS Applications
Multi-level floor-plan management
Device placement and status
Event update setting
Gateway owner control
Time triggered rule processing
Rule-engine bind notification
Websocket for REST call update
History log query
Location tracking history
Integrated into battery-powered devices, the Wirepas Mesh technology allows the devices to spontaneously create and maintain an ultra-reliable, large scale wireless network for a zonal grade (meter-accurate) indoor localization and inventory.
Way better than cellular IoT
Designed for massive and dense deployments, the new 5G standard requires significantly less power than cellular alternatives. It also provides a communication network without the need for infrastructure and offers lower cost along with the inherently high reliability of the mesh topology, making it an attractive option for industries.
Physical layer use advanced radio technologies to boost link performance and reliability, such as OFDM radio, state-of-the-art modulation and coding schemes and HARQ. It is future proof to support several operating channel bandwidths from 1,728 (Wirepas scope in the beginning) up to 220,1 MHz for potential future use for increased bitrates and latency demands.
The new non-cellular 5G standard means virtually unlimited scale and density for low to mid bandwidth applications, at a level of cost offering unbeatable ROI. The principle of the standard is to offer very low upfront investment and deployment cost, with the lowest possible operating cost. Not one or the other. But both.
Device centric autonomous operation
The higher layers define device centric autonomous operation. Devices can associate dynamically between each other and change their roles to a routing or non-routing device. By themselves, they can create both very dense and large neighborhood area networks with up to kilometers reach. The standard defines advanced capabilities for interference management between different networks and users, which gives additional robustness for communication.
A de-centralized mesh technology which can achieve reliable failover when one gateway or anchor gets in trouble. All mesh nodes can re-route to another backup gateway or mesh node path to keep reliable failover mesh network.
Through the unique low-energy mesh technology, Wirepas anchor can transmit beacon RSSI and data via battery power supply. It can achieve 4 to 5 years of operation life via 2000mAh battery under 5-minutes data fresh rate.
Due to battery-powered anchor infrastructure, it’s not necessary to setup power line so that it can reduce deployment cost and time dramatically. Battery-powered anchor also makes it easy if you want to adjust deployed anchor location to get better grid-deployed Anchor pattern.