Have you ever been amazed at how your GPS is able to accurately route you from home to grandma’s house miles away? The advent of GPS technology changed the world we live in. It enabled applications that the inventors of GPS never dreamed about. At Ciholas, we are working with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology to build real-time location systems (RTLS) that provide location to applications that need more precision than GPS. We believe that UWB based RTLS systems will be as transformative to indoor navigation as GPS was to outdoor navigation.

We have been involved with UWB technology for more than seven years and have watched the technology grow from early applications into the viable technology it is today. When Decawave introduced their DW1000 IC, commoditizing UWB, we knew that we would be able to leverage the chip to develop high performance RTLS systems. Our history and exposure to tracking technologies over the years provided an inherent sense for what an RTLS system built on UWB could be.

Over the years, our UWB and RTLS toolbox has grown to include a large set of distinguishing features and capabilities. The CUWB system offers a variety of different algorithms, firmware, circuits, and antennas. This toolbox, paired with our experience operating in a wide variety of industries, allows us to create unique RTLS solutions that meet the needs of our clients.

It is impossible to build a generic set of UWB equipment to satisfy the array of unique applications. The off-the-shelf CUWB system encompasses a generic set of capabilities that our clients have used primarily as a technology demonstrator. Once a potential client has had exposure to the CUWB system, with its underlying features, they will often ask us to extend the technology to fit their application.

Some clients are looking for high performance, some are interested in battery life that lasts for years, and others might be focused on ruggedness or low cost. To meet these needs, our services extend to feasibility assessments of UWB for client applications. Our engineers’ experience with UWB allows them to predict system performance under various conditions. This experience can help clients to understand the viability of the technology for their application before they make a significant investment in UWB research and development.

Ciholas’ ability to customize our technology for different applications is a unique and distinctive feature. We help clients take their applications to the next level.

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