Overview

The Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ is a powerful engine for various location-based services and applications. It provides accurate real-time positioning data using Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) technology, unique Direction Finding signal processing methods and advanced proprietary algorithms.
Real Time Locating System (RTLS) Bluetooth Low Energy
Advanced antennas, the Locators, measure the direction of a radio signal transmitted by a Tag. The Quuppa Positioning Engine then computes the Tag’s position using advanced algorithms.

Bluetooth Low Energy

The Quuppa system is based on Bluetooth Low Energy technology, which provides several advantages – including long Tag battery lifetime, compatibility with mobile devices and the ability to carry sensor data, alongside positioning data. Grasping the versatility of Bluetooth is essential for understanding how to use the technology in advanced location-based applications. Read more about the versatility of Bluetooth technology here.

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Direction Finding

The unique insight behind the Quuppa system is combining Bluetooth wireless technology with Direction Finding signal processing methodology, enabling the superior positioning accuracy compared to solutions that are based on Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI). Since the introduction of Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy), which includes location-oriented specific profiles, Bluetooth technologies have become very valuable for location-based applications. The technology is well suited to Angular-based measurement methods for Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS).

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Advanced Algorithms - The Core Innovation

The Bluetooth technology and Direction Finding methodology are freely available for anyone. However, turning these building blocks into a reliable and scalable solution is not a trivial task. What makes Quuppa truly unique are the advanced positioning algorithms developed by our founding team over the course of more than 15 years.

Learn more about Quuppa compared to other positioning technologies here.

Bluetooth for RTLS

In 2010, Quuppa actively participated in the early phases of the Bluetooth SIG standardisation process by contributing the first draft of the specifications. Quuppa utilises off-the-shelf Bluetooth radio chips and, by leveraging hooks and low-level APIs, built advanced location profiles.

Benefits

Find out more information about the benefits of using the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ and Bluetooth Low Energy technology.