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DecaWave ScenSor Offers the Most Accurate and Reliable Performance to Manufacturers of RTLS Systems Within the Healthcare Market

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on February 12, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

ScenSor offers the most accurate and reliable performance to manufacturers of RTLS systems within the healthcare market.

Current systems are based on RSSI techniques (Radio Signal Strength Indicator). But based on WiFi radio signal or more recently other IEEE802.15.4 narrow band transceivers, this cannot deliver the desired reliability. In order to perform to the required standard, these technologies need be complemented with other technologies such as Infra-red, ultra-sound or RFID.

Thus, RTLS products designed specifically for the healthcare market offer patchy results in areas, such as non line of sight, or data rate, and across the fuller range of criteria - such as range, multipath immunity, power consumption, size, and importantly, cost – results continue to be limited.



And In one crucial area in particular, that of indoor precision, results across the board continue to disappoint, with best results for accuracy continuing to hover at just +/- 5 metres, or room-level, at best.

Now, one technology is emerging that resolves all of these issues, and simultaneously offers accuracy of +/- 10cm.

DecaWave's DW1000 is the world's first single chip UWB transceiver, enabling you to develop cost effective RTLS solutions with precise indoor and outdoor positioning to within 10 cm. Based on IEEE802.15.4-2011, the DW1000 is also aiming at Internet of Things applications thanks to up to 6.8 Mbps communication capability.

For additional DecaWave product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, and authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips modules and development tools, call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on February 12, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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