TRX Systems Announces Availability of Inertial Tracking Technology with Integrated Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Capability

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FCC approved UWB solution supports team-wide navigation using distance between users and using optional beacons to deliver a high precision option for TRX’s NEON® Personnel Tracker application.

NEON Personnel Tracker Application

TRX Systems, developer of NEON® location solutions, today announced that the NEON Personnel Tracker solution is now available with an ultra-wideband option that enables enhanced ranging and higher accuracy positioning inside buildings and in other GPS-denied environments. Unlike existing UWB solutions, NEON combines inertial, mapping, and UWB technology to deliver a fused, high accuracy solution with limited or no infrastructure. NEON Personnel Tracker delivers indoor and outdoor location improving efficiency, command effectiveness and safety for security, public safety and industrial applications. Personnel Tracker provides seamless 3D positioning data as well as real-time and after-action 3D visualization of individuals and teams in a solution that is rapid to deploy and easy to use.

Each user is equipped with Android-based NEON tracking software and a small, wearable tracking unit. Accurate positioning is accomplished using NEON's patented algorithms, which combine data from multiple device sensors including inertial, magnetic, pressure, light, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi along with GPS signals (when available). Personnel Tracker presently supports the use of optional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to provide location constraints. With the new UWB option, the Personnel Tracker system’s accuracy is highly enhanced by using UWB Time-of-Flight (TOF) location inputs that deliver sub-meter accuracy with up to 35m range indoors and 20m outdoors. The UWB technology also allows team members to share their position with other members of the team, delivering a unique collaborative approach to calculating location.

“We are proud to be one of the first companies in the world with an FCC approved inertial-UWB tracking solution,” said Carol Politi, President and CEO of TRX. “The NEON Tracking Unit becomes a first of its kind with integrated sensor fusion and UWB ranging in a single wearable device.”

About TRX Systems
TRX Systems is the developer of the NEON® Location Solution, delivering location and mapping indoors, underground and in dense urban areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable. NEON delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, 3D location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms.

TRX Systems is the recipient of the 2015 Silver Edison Award for innovation in the Navigation and Robotics category, the Tibbetts Award given by the U.S. Small Business Administration for innovation and economic impact of research and development, the TEDCO ICE Award for Corporate Excellence and the Innovator Award from the Chesapeake Regional Tech Counsel (CRTC). TRX's location software development has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security.

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