Nanotron Technologies, which specialises in sensor and location data analytics on site and at the edge, said its new analytics products fill the gap between raw sensor and location data and business applications by automatically extracting event information in real time.
The 360° Edge Analytics solution processes data from any sensor in conjunction with any location radio technology.
Location-aware sensors - sensors which are also able to report their location - are increasingly important for distributed data acquisition, such as sensing gases across extended areas in the mining industry.
"Executing data analytics right at the edge brings true real-time performance with low-latency location-awareness to the Industrial IoT," said Nanotron CEO Dr Jens Albers.
"Nanotron's 360° Edge Analytics delivers 360° visibility of events related to people, assets, machines and vehicles."
The company's location-aware sensors are built on tag-ready smart RF modules - its swarm bee product family - utilising a common API. The ready-made anchors allow for scalable IoT infrastructure, and the set of available deployment and productivity tools enables customers to scale up to increase the number of tracked objects and the size of the monitored area.
Offering a per-node coverage range of up to 500m, the solution tracks objects with an accuracy down to 10cm.
According to Nanotron, customers can start with straightforward functions, such as automatic collision warning and real-time tracking, while more sophisticated sensing and location-awareness capabilities can be added to the existing deployment.