Expect the most appropriate location services for any use case.
Official launch date is May 15, 2021.
Favendo’s goal as an established provider of location solutions for indoor & outdoor positioning, navigation and asset & people tracking, is to provide its clientele with flexible real-time location-based solutions that are tailored specifically for their specific use cases. Favendo aims to expand its portfolio of high-quality location services that are based on a variety technologies, that work both indoors and outdoors in complex and even harsh environments. The integration of Actility subsidiary Abeeway’s multi-mode trackers into Favendo’s existing infrastructure is yet another step in this direction and opens up entirely new possibilities for client’s seeking accurate and agile asset tracking solutions.
Best of both worlds: Benefits of the integration
The asset tracking solution, a combination of Abeeway’s hardware and Favendo’s positioning system, offers a variety of benefits to Favendo’s clientele. Existing use cases include the tracking of medical assets (equipment and people) in healthcare facilities as well as asset tracking, positioning and navigation in complex industrial environments such as production & logistical facilities, large-scale retail, maritime and, even, remote open-pit mining operations.
Abeeway devices are multi-mode trackers and can receive signals from different positioning technologies such as GPS, Low-power GPS, WiFi Sniffing, BLE and LoRaWAN TDoA. When combined with Favendo’s solutions, both assets and people can be tracked indoors and outdoors with a single tag, as the tracker automatically adapts to the environment by choosing the best location technology to run on its present situation.
How the integration works
The combination of the two location technologies enables the use of battery-powered beacons as anchors instead of wired gateways. Abeeway trackers scan these beacons and send the signals to Favendo’s Commander Location Engine via LoRaWAN. The combination of Abeeway’s accurate and durable devices with BLE beacons makes the solution, not only, easy to install and service, but also cost-effective in most use cases.
Long-term experience and a broad portfolio of technologies is key
Selecting the right positioning technology and related infrastructure for an RTLS project is a complex decision. For Favendo, who have proven expertise in the fields of positioning, tracking and navigation solutions, the crucial question is what our customers want to achieve with the installation of a RTLS solution. If a client’s use case requires many objects to be tracked in a small area, a different technology is required than a case wherein only a few objects are to be tracked in a large area. When choosing the right location technology, it is necessary to consider the latency of the signals. For example, when tracking vehicles or inventory in a warehouse, a latency of 60 – 90 seconds is normally adequate. Whereas when tracking constantly mobile assets, take children on a cruise ship, a real-time solution with only a few seconds would be required.
Abeeway is a leading provider of low-power geolocation solutions for asset management, personnel safety and the tracking and tracing of industrial and consumer assets. Since Abeeway introduced the first the first LoRaWAN tracker in 2015, Abeeway has made continuously improvements in its IoT tracking solutions. Developing the first patented Low-power GPS (A-GPS for IOT) that included data fusion to optimize positioning & power consumption. In 2017, Actility, the global leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) acquired Abeeway, creating a best in class portfolio of IoT location services to support service providers and IoT solution vendors across a wide range of industrial sectors. Abeeway products continued to be available for LoRaWAN networks, but the inclusion Actility allowed Abeeway to extend its reach globally to satisfy the massive demand for IoT location use cases in several industrial sectors in existing and emerging markets.
Since 2014, Favendo has made a name for itself as a provider of precise and trusted real-time mobile tracking, positioning and navigation solutions for indoor environments. Favendo, with its well-established bluetooth-based real time indoor location-based solutions, has provided smooth wayfinding and people tracking on cutting edge-cruise ships, large international airports, professional (1st Bundesliga) soccer stadiums and modern healthcare facilities in Europe. In 2021 Favendo has been positioned by Gartner in the Niche Players quadrant of the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services. Together with Ströer, Favendo is responsible for the first nationwide beacon rollout in Germany. The partner network includes Phoenix Contact, Actility, Quuppa and the lighting service provider Trilux. Favendo is also a partner of the ArubaEdge program.
Favendo is the trusted partner for outstanding Real Time Location Services. Our team delivers reliable and efficient solutions for manufacturing and logistics companies, public buildings and facility management, and cruise ships. To provide our customers with a solution that meets their needs one hundred percent, we partner with Quuppa and Abeeway.
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