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UWB Tags for Indoor Location Tracking

In a real-time location system, (RTLS) tags are small electronic devices that are attached to objects that need to be tracked. The tags send out blinks that are received by anchors and forwarded to the location server for calculating the tags’ position. RTLS Tags are used for asset tracking, vehicle tracking, material flow analysis and worker tracking for safety reasons.

As each vertical and use case bring in different tag requirements, Sewio developed five different tags to allow customers to choose the right tag to meet both their needs and budget. The design of the system also enables Sewio partners to further customize the tags.

For midsize organizations to enterprises that are struggling to increase their efficiency, Sewio RTLS tags provide a real-time tracking and identification solution. Unlike traditional indoor tracking technologies, only Sewio provides high accuracy together with a long tag battery life, enabling the tracking of thousands of tags within one area.

UWB Tags

Key Features of UWB Tags

Instant Location Status

Position changes communicated instantly, delivering a real-time location status

Instant Location Status
Industry Proven Accuracy

Industry Proven Accuracy

Only Sewio’s accuracy of up to 30 cm (1 feet) is proven by real enterprise industrial projects

Long Battery Life

Battery lifetime in years, attributed to TDoA position calculation and motion detection. Please see the battery lifetime calculator.

Long Battery Life

Various Power Supply Options

Various Power Supply Options

Sewio UWB tags comes with various power supply options including wireless charging for easy maintenance

Ready-Made Housings

Various ready-made housings available, including industrial grade housings 

Ready Made Housings

Open for Customization

Open design for easy customization (full source code and blueprints available to selected partners)

Five Built-in Sensors

Packed with sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, thermometer

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Effortless Configuration

Smooth firmware updates by BLE and quick reconfiguration and commissioning via NFC

Sewio UWB Tag Types

Leonardo Personal: People/employee tracking and identification
Piccolino: Object-tracking, entry-level tag
Leonardo Asset: Object tracking and identification – coin battery powered
Leonardo iMU: Object tracking and identification – rechargeable battery powered
Leonardo Vehicle: Object tracking and identification with an external power supply

Sewio UWB Tags Feature Matrix

UWB Tags Feature Matrix

Features and Sensors Explained

Motion Detection: Turns the tag on as soon it detects motion, thereby increasing the battery life when the tag is at rest
BLE: Bluetooth (BLE) is used for easy updates to the tag’s firmware
NFC: Near Field Communication (NFC) is used for tag reconfiguration and commissioning/pairing the tag with the tracked object
ACC: Accelerometer (ACC) switches the tag on from sleeping mode
ACC, GYRO, MAG: Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer are sensors to monitor the rotation, orientation and direction of the tag
THER: A thermometer detects the temperature
BAR: A barometer delivers precise atmospheric pressure measurement that is used for detecting the height position of the tag (Z axis)
OEM: Every Sewio RTLS tag can be purchased as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version for fitting into a custom housing

UWB Tag Pricing and Delivery

A complete pricelist, including lead times, is available upon request. Sewio Partners can download the latest version of pricelist within Sewio Partner Portal. Read more about how to become a Sewio partner.

Useful Tag Utilities

Sewio’s unique RTLS tags have a battery lifetime of 3-5 years. The calculator allows you to predict the battery lifetime based on the required refresh rate, RF profile and radio channel used.

Unlimited tags in RTLS. The tag channel utilization calculator tells you how many active tags can be within a single location cell at one moment.

Customizations and Extensions of Tags

Sewio UWB tags are ready-made for advanced extensions and HW/FW customization. The open design is easily customizable as the full source code and blueprints are available to Sewio partners.

The open design allows you to:

  • Connect your own tag design in Sewio RTLS TDoA
  • Send a custom payload from a tag
  • Add a sensor to a tag
  • Connect a tag to another embedded system
  • Change the behavior of a tag

The following sources are available:

  • Application notes covering custom tag integration and all UWB messages transferred over the air
  • Dimensions/blueprints
  • Pinout and HW descriptions
  • Tag schematics
  • Firmware source code
  • Firmware documentation

Sewio UWB RTLS Tags

Leonardo Personal/Leonardo iMU Tags

Both tags are battery powered with wireless charging, well suited for people/employee tracking and identification. The tags find most usage in industry, and the retail, entertainment, sports, museums and healthcare industries. Use cases include personnel safety, security, attendance, navigation, movement analytics, process verification, location-based interactions and marketing. Leonardo Personal and Leonardu iMU tags share the same housing, but Leonardo iMU has a wider set of sensors.

  • Decawave UWB Radio providing true location via an API

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for firmware updates

  • Near Field Communicatio n (NFC) for reconfiguration and commissioning

  • Wireless Charge

  • Configurable via a web browser and RTLS Studio

  • A battery life of years

Additional features available only with Leonardo iMU tags:

  • A 9-axis inertial unit for hit/fall detection, jumps, 3D orientation, etc. (gyroscope/magnetometer/accelerometer)

  • A barometer providing atmospheric pressure data for detecting height (Z-axis)

Tag Leonardo Factsheet

Tag Leonardo Asset

Tag Leonardo Asset is coin battery powered and tailored for any asset tracking and identification needs. It is the right-first-time choice for eKanban, asset tracking and material flow analysis use cases. It brings highly positive ROI for customers in industry, intralogistics, warehousing and retail. The tag features NFC for commissioning and configuration and BLE for firmware uploads. The tags can be extended by magnets for easy attachment to/detachment from tracked objects.

  • Decawave UWB Radio providing true location via an API

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for firmware updates

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for reconfiguration and commissioning

  • Configurable via a web browser and RTLS Studio

  • A battery life of years

  • Powered by a 1000 mAh CR2477 battery

Tag Leonardo Factsheet
Leonardo Asset

Tag Leonardo Vehicle

Tag Leonardo Vehicle is ready-made for the tracking and identification of objects that can power it. The tag does not contain a battery, which simplifies its maintenance. This tag is a perfect fit for tracking forklifts, AGVs and milk runs within the industry, intralogistics and warehousing verticals.

  • Decawave UWB Radio providing true location via an API

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for firmware updates

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for reconfiguration and commissioning

  • Configurable via a web browser and RTLS Studio

  • A 9-axis inertial unit for hit/fall detection, jumps, 3D orientation, etc. (gyroscope/magnetometer/accelerometer)

  • A barometer providing atmospheric pressure data for detecting height (Z-axis)

  • An external power supply DC 7 – 35 V

Tag Leonardo Factsheet

Tag Piccolino

As the name suggests, tag Piccolino is one of the smallest and most affordable UWB RTLS tags on the global market. Although an entry-level tag, it covers multiple use cases across multiple verticals – from enterprise industrial projects to livestock.

  • Decawave UWB Radio providing true location via an API

  • A battery life of years

  • Powered by a CR2450 600mAh coin battery

  • Wireless Tag Configuration via RTLS Studio

Tag Piccolino

User Manual

Factsheet

Datasheet

For older versions of tags, please see legacy UWB tags.