Anchor Vista OmniLight

Feature Set

▪ Decawave UWB Radio
▪ Manageable via web browser and RTLS Studio
▪ Ethernet (recommended) and Wi-Fi backhaul
▪ Firmware upgrade via Ethernet

 NEW True 360° omni range

 NEW IEEE 802.3af compliant (Active PoE)

 NEW Atmospheric pressure sensor 

 NEW Zero Warm-up Time

 NEW Robust Synchronization


Anchor is a reference device with a known position. Set of Anchors creates location infrastructure where Tags are being located with sub-meter accuracy. The primary goal of the device is to gather radio signals from mobile locators called Tags and forward them to RTLS Studio where the position is being estimated.

Moreover, Anchors can also receive data from sensors equipped within the Tag such as acceleration, orientation, button event or custom data payload. Data are further exposed to the user via open API.

Anchor is an IP network device equipped with an Ethernet/Wi-Fi interface for both data backhaul and/or power supply. Anchors are configured and managed via RTLS Studio software. They support variety of holders to simplify the installation in any premises. They are mounted above Tags which ensures maximum coverage and minimizes obstacles blocking its communication line.


Key Features of Anchor Vista Omni Light

Feature

Benefit

Description

PoE 802.3af


Remote Power Management


PoE Enables continuous power integrity health-check. In case of outage or system shutdown it enables to make power restart procedure remotely which might be crucial since anchors are not usually easily reachable.

Reducing Cabling

Anchor consumes just 2W thus, empowering PoE In/PoE Out network extender device is feasible. It enables significantly reduce long cables coming inherent for Ethernet star topology. PoE In / PoE Out can be reduce multiple long cables to single cable with star cabling only within given location cell.  

Other improvements of Anchor Vista line

Feature

Benefit

Description

True 360° omni rangeNo need for device orientation adjustments.This design provides uniform omni-directional pattern, thus there is equal range in 360°. Therefore no need for an additional and painful device orientation adjustments especially once the anchor is deployed and becomes physically unreachable.
Zero Warmup Time Fast commissioningPrecise location requires sub-nano second synchronization. It takes around 20 minutes for synchronization stabilization for previous Anchor 1.4. Now, Anchor is ready immediately after the power-up.
Robust SyncStable Positioning robust against environmental conditions.TDoA requires sub-nano second synchronization. Current Anchor version is sensitive to rapid airflow or sudden changes in temperature which causes troubles with anchor's synchronization. It might lead to incorrect positioning at the end. After a long research we have designed a new approach where Anchor Vista is able to be very resilient against various environmental condition.
Barometer Sensor on boardPossibility to measure Z-axis via barometer.Measuring Z-axis via UWB requires diagonal 3D anchors placement at different heights, which is quite impractical for most of applications outside the lab environment. Latest advances in MEMS sensors allows to incorporate very precise barometer sensor. Sewio on the top of it has developed Z-axis estimation based on relative barometric measurements between tag and anchors. It can be precise at dm-level of accuracy without any requirements on anchor infrastructure. 

Partnumber

PNname
SWA07-00-00Anchor Vista OmniLight
SWA07-01-00Anchor Vista OmniLight WiFi