New UWB Sensor Launched for Logistics IoT Applications

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Kinexon, an industrial IoT hardware and software solutions provider announced the launch of X-Tag, an ultra wideband (UWB) sensor for IoT applications. The sensor is said to increase productivity in production and logistics from search and find, track and trace to automated material flow or assembly tool control. 

X-Tag is said to enable connectivity and indoor localisation of industrial assets. Kinexon’s software defined approach and intelligent sensor network algorithms are expected to reduce hardware complexity. Pointing out to location data as key to industrial IoT use cases, the company said UWB will offer standard localisation and prevent a fast ROI and profitable large scale applications. 

“The X‑Tag renders connectivity and precise localization as easy and cost-efficient as putting a stamp on an envelope. From now on, companies can finally track their assets feasibly and quickly profit from the value localization data adds,” said Oliver Trinchera, CEO and Co-Founder, Kinexon in a statement. 

Companies can precisely track higher counts of even smaller assets for various applications. The UWB sensor allows users to connect assets and achieve full transparency and traceability of material flow across the warehouses and shopfloors of this world, the company said.

In combination with its RIoT, Kinexon said it also offers corresponding IoT software and analytics capabilities to turn X‑Tag data into a digital twin, and from there on into optimised and automated processes. “KINEXON RIoT is a real-time software for all moving assets…The platform enables companies to convert their physical shop floor into a digital twin. Based on this digital twin, RIoT offers modular functions to capture, optimize, and automate operating processes in real time. The insights gain can benefit other applications and systems, such as ERP WMS, and MES,” said Mehdi Bentanfous, Global Lead, Kinexon Industries. 

Kinexon said it is availing the X-Tag for purchase or as a service model on subscription.