Why use RTLS technology?
A Real Time Location System (RTLS) can be used to automatically track and monitor the movements of people, inventory, machinery and other assets in real-time.
RTLS software can be used in a variety of sectors to help streamline processes, helping to save costs, boost efficiency and above all improve safety.
Paragon ID's subsidiary, RFiD Discovery, is a leading provider of integrated location tracking solutions.
How does RTLS software work?
Three main components make up an RTLS system: transmitters, sensors, and software. By setting up sensors around a site and tagging various assets, businesses can transmit location data to a central data hub.
An RTLS transmitter attaches to a person or asset and sends identification and location data to receivers over a wireless signal to determine the location.
Location data can then be accessed via a central tracking database or via software integration sent to other business systems.
Benefits and uses of RTLS
Real-time locations systems can be used to boost the efficiency of business operations. Knowledge of the precise location of assets, inventory or staff in real-time can help businesses to more efficiently utilise assets and human resources to improve productivity. RTLS can help to automatically monitor and time-stamp the progress of people or assets through a process. It can also be used to provide visitors with a wayfinding service to help them navigate through a building.
In addition, RTLS provides real-time factual information enabling you to see exactly where and how efficiency changes could be made.
RTLS software provides immediate access to real-time critical location data of both assets and people which can help organisations to quickly identify potential hazards and safety risks, enabling personnel to take steps to help mitigate the risks before accidents occur.
Real-time monitoring and data capture makes it possible to analyse accidents and even near misses to identify black spots and reduce incidents in future to enhance longer term warehouse and site safety.
Enhance the customer experience
RTLS can be used to keep track of high-value items in retail settings, helping to ensure that the most popular products are always available to meet customer demand. The technology can also be used to provide wayfinding and indoor navigation to help customers, patients or staff navigate their way around buildings.
RTLS software can help businesses to reduce costs and improve their bottom line by reducing the risk of lost or stolen assets. This will help businesses to reduce unnecessary capital expenditure from needing to hire or replace misplaced or stolen equipment. By improving the utilisation of existing assets, RTLS systems can help reduce the need for surplus just-in-case items.