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Ubisense Adds WiFi Deployment Option To World-Leading UWB-Based Precise Real-Time Location System; Is Shortlisted IET Innovation Awards for 2009 Finalist


Cambridge, UK –October 12, 2009 – Ubisense, shortlisted for the Institute of Engineering and Technology 2009 Innovation Awards for development of its precise real-time location system (RTLS), announces a new wireless deployment option for its systems, allowing customers to reduce installation costs whilst still achieving class-leading 3D RTLS accuracy.

Andy Ward, Ubisense’s Chief Technology Officer, says: "Ubisense sensors can now operate in a
’wireless’ mode, where they only need a local power supply and communicate over standard WiFi
networks with the rest of the RTLS. This allows cost-effective coverage in areas which have
existing mains power supply but would be expensive to reach with data cabling"

Ubisense has seen strong interest in this capability from the manufacturing, transit,
and worker safety sectors, particularly in large open areas where sites have existing coverage for power (for example, for lighting or security systems), but where cabling costs for RTLS deployment might be prohibitive. Both wired and wireless sensors can be mixed within the same Ubisense RTLS, providing a spectrum of deployment options through which the RTLS can be tailored to the requirements of each specific site and application.

"We are delighted to offer this new capability to our customers. It’s important to minimise
installation costs in any RTLS deployment, and this added flexibility helps us do just that",
says Richard Green, Ubisense CEO. “By reducing the number of cable runs that need to be made we can dramatically cut the cost of ownership of these systems and achieve a return-on-investment even more quickly.”

The new functionality has already been deployed with customers at transit and shipyard sites, and is available to both existing and new Ubisense customers as part of the latest revisions of the Ubisense location platform software.

Ubisense Media Contact:

Andy Ward, Ubisense,, Tel: +44 1223 535170

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