An indoor positioning system for people tracking in industrial applications is highly beneficial for the following:
1) Choose the Inverse Architecture (IA). In the inverse architecture, stationary beacons emit ultrasound, and mobile beacons receive ultrasound. As a result, stationary beacons must have different frequencies in each submap. See more in the architecture comparison.
3) Select the most suitable starter: https://marvelmind.com/products. Or create your configuration from relevant products.
Overall, Starter Set Super-MP is the best and the safest choice when you are not sure what to choose or what exact experiments you will run, but you want to have the most straightforward solution with the greatest flexibility and the greatest performance at the same time
Stationary beacons + modem:
Use Marvelmind Jacket when you can use Marvelmind Helmet, or Headlight or Cap.
Jacket has two microphones – on the left shoulder and the right. It is done to prevent the worker’s head or neck from creating a non-line of sight situation to the stationary beacons around.
Use Marvelmind Badge for light industrial or office or museum/exhibition applications.
Badge has two double-microphones around user’s the neck and a full-size antenna in its lace. It secures robust performance in non-line of sight situations caused by the user’s head or neck.
Use Marvelmind Headlight for heavy-duty industrial applications. As compared with Helmet it has:
After you have done basic tests and familiarized yourself with the system, moving to real-case assessment and considerations is time. And several questions shall be asked and answered to build an optimal design for your specific application and requirements.
The only difference between indoor and outdoor is in protection against dust and moisture. Otherwise, the system can work indoors and outdoors equally well.
When we refer to outdoors, it doesn’t necessarily mean real outdoors. It can be indoors, underground, or anywhere; here, conditions differ from typical office-like conditions for which the indoor version is designed.
Power supply for stationary beacons can be an issue because of costs associated with running the electricity to the stationary beacons can be high, particularly if not planning it.
We always recommend a fixed power supply as the primary choice because it gives peace of mind. However, a sizeable external battery is a viable option too.
See more: Power supply options for beacons