Quuppa and Actility partner up for precise indoor-outdoor location services

Quuppa, a technology provider for real-time locating systems (RTLS) and indoor positioning systems (IPS), and Actility, global provider of LPWAN connectivity solutions, announce a deep technological cooperation for integration of their software systems and tracking devices made by Abeeway, an Actility Group company, specialised in fused multi-technology geolocation for the Internet of Things.

Through the partnership, the Quuppa and Actility will develop products that work seamlessly together to provide added value to end customers. Enhancements include making Abeeway’s ATEX certified tags trackable by the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System, a one one-size-fits-all technology platform for location-based services and applications. This enables the companies to provide a powerful, versatile and scalable asset tracking solution for industrial environments, achieving a location accuracy of below 1 metre.

Tracking objects outdoors or indoors in an industrial environment presents a lot of challenges. When choosing the right indoor or outdoor positioning technology for your demands, many different factors come into play. While some applications demand pinpoint accuracy, others require more of a basic knowledge of an object’s presence within a defined space.

On the one hand, Quuppa’s Intelligent Locating System is a powerful engine for various location-based services and applications. It provides accurate and real-time positioning data for tracked Bluetooth devices, by using advanced proprietary algorithms.

On the other hand,  Abeeway long autonomy devices allow continuous usage for months and years thanks to LoRaWAN® connectivity. The devices work both indoors and outdoors thanks to their multi-technology geolocation system, integrating GPS, Abeeway’s patented Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing, Bluetooth Low Energy & Bluetooth LE Beaconing feature for precise indoor tracking.

Abeeway devices combine cutting-edge location technologies, robust hardware, a meticulous selection of high-performing low-power chipsets and the no-compromise optimisation of software. This allows flexible behaviour, highly responsive to changing needs, and guaranteeing asset and people location in various coverage scenarios.

Unlimited IoT use cases for industries and healthcare. 

Making Abeeway trackers compatible with Quuppa software allows new types of use cases for indoor and outdoor geolocation. The integrated solution is designed to deliver reliable location data even in complex indoor and outdoor use cases or hazardous environments like a construction site, a mine, a refinery.

It provides you with real-time data of the operating status of your machines and monitoring of mobile assets as well as people. This custom fit IoT tracking solution is particularly relevant for use cases such as asset tracking and management in indoor facilities, factories, resource tracking, theft prevention, warehouse logistics, fleet management and much more.

Favendo, a provider of RTLS solutionsboth Quuppa’s and Actility Solution Partner in Germany for more than a year, is already integrating Abeeway devices into its RTLS system and will be offering the solution to their customers. The integrated Favendo-Quuppa-Abeeway solution is applicable for real-time medical asset tracking in hospitals. The nursing staff spends a lot of time searching for medical equipment in their daily work.

Thanks to Abeeway’s compatibility with Quuppa technology this solution can be integrated into an existing HIS and can increase productivity by up to 14% while reducing costs by up to 18%. It will provide a complete overview of the historical usage pattern and real-time location of patients, medical equipment, staff or medications.

“We are excited to welcome Actility/Abeeway into the Quuppa Partner Ecosystem, as this partnership opens up new possibilities for industrial applications, where accurate positioning is required” says Fabio Belloni, chief customer officer and co-founder of Quuppa.

“Ensuring seamless positioning of industrial assets, both indoor and outdoor, is the essence of Abeeway’s technology and products. Our partnership with Quuppa allows us to bring this principle one step further, leveraging their technology to offer a sub-metre accuracy positioning solution. Combined with the power of vertical applications such as the ones of Favendo or Industrax, our industrial customers benefit from the most advanced low-power asset tracking solution of the market.” says Shmuel Solomon, channels sales manager, enterprise products at Actility.

“Congratulations to our partners, Quuppa and Actility/Abeeway! This strategic alliance adds a lot of value for us and our customers. The ATEX certified Abeeway tags are perfect for industrial environments and the Quuppa positioning platform provides great customisability and scalability for different use cases. Now all of this can be easily integrated into our Zircon API, so our end customers can access the data through one single interface” says Stefan Balduf, CEO at Favendo.

“As a long-time partner of both Quuppa and Actility/Abeeway, we are happy to see the two companies starting a direct partnership. With the integration of these two technologies, it is now much easier to deploy both wide-area outdoor tracking per LoRaWAN backbone and precise indoor tracking solutions at the same time, using just one device” says Nicolai Karl, product manager at INDUTRAX, a technology-independent Location Aware Software provider.

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