Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) August 2, 2010
TRX Systems Inc., developer of precise indoor location systems, has made available the first commercial release of its unique Sentrix™ Personnel Tracking System. The Sentrix System delivers infrastructure-free location and tracking of personnel in areas where GPS is unavailable or unreliable. Sentrix is immediately available for personnel tracking for safety and inspection applications, and the Sentrix Navigation Engine software is available for integration with partner systems requiring infrastructure-free indoor location capabilities.
TRX’s customers include companies and organizations that want to better protect, monitor, and train safety and inspection personnel, first responders, and dismounted soldiers as they operate within office buildings, warehouses, caves, mines, and other facilities without reliable GPS. TRX’s Sentrix System implements a suite of sensor-fusion and decision-making algorithms to pinpoint 3D location when personnel leave areas of reliable GPS coverage. This leading edge technology improves situational awareness and safety for people who often work without an adequate safety net.
“The TRX Sentrix System delivers location and shows the tracks of personnel within GPS-denied areas. We have structured the Sentrix Navigation Engine so it can be embedded within other systems that require these unique indoor geo-location capabilities,” says Carol Politi, CEO of TRX Systems. “At TRX, our mission is to help safeguard the people that are safeguarding our world.”
Politi is working alongside Dr. Carole Teolis, Chief Technology Officer for TRX and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and TRX’s founder, Dr. Gilmer L. Blankenship, to accomplish this goal.
Continuous Analysis & Assessment
The Sentrix System’s open and extensible architecture tracks personnel by intelligently fusing data from a range of complementary sensors including gyroscopes, compasses, accelerometers, altimeters, GPS receivers, ranging radios and inferred map information. Its motion classification algorithms continuously monitor and analyze movements that are unique to human beings in order to derive a cohesive navigation solution. The intelligence of the Sentrix Navigation Engine lies in its ability to continually analyze and assess all sensor data for integrity, quality and consistency.
The TRX Sentrix Navigation product line includes the following:
The Sentrix Tracking Unit can operate without communications support to support non-real-time tracking of personnel and mapping of structures. Real-time tracking is accomplished using a modular communications interface that supports the Sentrix Data Radio or third-party radio, local/wide area, or secure communications systems.
TRX has also made available the Sentrix Navigation Engine for use by partner systems that require GPS-denied navigation capabilities. The Navigation Engine is a high-definition location algorithm that tracks inside man-made and natural environments. It enables robust tracking of teams working in unknown GPS-denied or unreliable environments where compasses may not function and where floor plans or maps may not be available.
Sentrix is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI), the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and the US Army.
About TRX Systems Inc.
TRX Systems Inc. develops precise, personnel tracking products that deliver real-time 3D location and status of personnel in environments without reliable GPS coverage. The TRX solution is especially well suited for tracking personnel within environments that are not under the control of the organization monitoring the personnel, where installation of infrastructure is infeasible or expensive, and within locations that are susceptible to disasters that would impact fixed infrastructure. TRX’s Navigation Engine software can easily be integrated with partner sensors, communication systems, and situation awareness systems that require GPS-denied location capabilities. For more information visit http://www.trxsystems.com.
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