Ultra-wideband (UWB) used to be a well-kept secret. The wireless technology uses radio frequency to measure distance precisely and securely over a short range. And for about 10 years, UWB was almost exclusively used for real-time location systems (RTLS) to track and manage assets inside of warehouses. There was one dominant UWB chip manufacturer and there were limited options.
A powerful change happened in the last two years. The secret is out. Now, multiple players are offering a multitude of technology options, with parts more readily available and at competitive prices. As a result, UWB is being used in new and disruptive ways for mapping and location, distance measurement, motion tracking, guidance systems and security applications.
With wider accessibility, UWB has the potential to improve safety, efficiency, and be cost effective across many industries. This white paper details the different ways UWB can be used today and factors to consider before you get started.
Learn how to use Ultra-Wideband for real world applications, such as:
- Mapping and location to prevent ground support equipment collisions
- Measuring distance to prevent the spread of infection
- Detecting motion to increase efficiency of collaborative mobile robots
- Authorizing security access to keep senior community residents safe
Take note of our factors to consider before you get started on a project using Ultra-Wideband.