We have great news for you from product development: recent product updates have improved the battery life of the KIO RTLS tag significantly. Moreover, the power consumption of the tag is now one of the lowest on the market compared to similar systems.

A KIO RTLS tag battery can now last up to six months

To go into more detail, new features and updates have improved the battery’s charging cycle notably. First and foremost, we have added dynamic ranging features to the tag. In addition, we have optimised the tag’s power consumption. As a result, the tag’s battery life has improved by up to three times depending on the positioning frequency.

Here are some current battery life examples:
• update rate per second – 12 days;
• update rate per minute – 194 days.

The KIO RTLS 2.0 tag is small but powerful

As you know, all RTLS solutions require a tag to attach it to the object you would like to track. It communicates with the RTLS anchor network to calculate the precise position of the object in real time.

KIO RTLS 2.0 Tag

 

Main characteristics of KIO RTLS 2.0 tag:

• light and compact with a size of 63x42x13 mm;
• enables you to position objects to within an accuracy of 5-30 cm;
• has an operational distance of up to 50 metres from anchors;
• enables you to position objects from once per minute to up to 10 times per second;
• has a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which can now last up to six months on one charge;
• comes with multiple attachement options.

You can now set update rates for sleep and active modes separately

Our indoor location system KIO RTLS 2.0 enables you to set an update rate (positioning frequency) for the tags based on your needs. You can modify the update rate using the KIO RTLS Manager or API commands. The recently added dynamic ranging option means that you can set update rate for sleep and active modes separately. Adding another update rate for idle mode will help you extend the battery life of the tag.

Suitable for large-scale settings

KIO RTLS uses the time-of-flight (ToF) positioning method on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio technology to consistently provide reliable and precise location measurements. Although ToF is known to be more power consuming than time-difference-of-arrival (TdoA), it is also a much more robust technique.

We are confident that these improvements have made the KIO RTLS 2.0 tag’s power consumption one of the lowest among similar systems on the market that use the robust ToF positioning method. Therefore, you will benefit from using KIO RTLS in large-scale industrial settings where you need reliable and consistent accuracy. As large-scale use cases often require more tags, less frequent recharging provides more convenience.

Has KIO RTLS 2.0 piqued your interest? E-mail at sales@eliko.ee to learn more.

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