User Instructions

The user interface of the RTLS Hub consists of four system components:

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  • Live View - logs information of triggered events when trackables propagate through fences. Event information in the log consists of the fence name through which a trackable is moving, along with entry and exit timestamps.

  • Zone Setup - used to define the localization zones on the map for multiple positioning technologies (ex. WiFi, UWB, RFID, etc.). The individual responsible for installing and implementing the localization infrastructure would set up the zones based on localization techniques. Zones need to be set up once for each site.

  • Fence Management - allows users to locate numerous fences in one or multiple localization zones. Trackables entering and exiting fences would trigger an event. Different fences could be associated with different localization zones. The system operator and moderator would be responsible for creating and monitoring fences.

  • Trackables - allows users to assign trackables to the asset being tracked and attach the associated positioning providers. Trackable parameters such as it’s radius, exit delay, and collision tolerance can be defined as per requirements. Additionally, custom properties such as information about the asset can be assigned through this section.

Zone Setup

Step 1 – Once a user is logged into the RTLS Hub, the following user interface would appear with “Zone Setup”. Input the address of the desired site in the search bar. For example, “Emmendinger Straße 21, Teningen”.

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Step 2 – To create a new localization zone, click on “New Zone” and a new pop-up window will be launched to specify characteristics of the zone.

Fill in the name of the zone and the floor level on which the zone is supposed to be created.

Select the desired technology from the dropdown menu.

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Step 3 – Select the convenient method of creating zone accordingly from the dropdown list and click on “Next”. There are 4 methods to create a zone.

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Extend based geometries (width/height) - Enter the height and width of the zone rectangle in meters. It is also possible to enter approximate location address where the zone is supposed to be created. Click on “Next” and zone with prescribed dimensions will appear on the user interface or at the approximate location which was pre-specified.

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Adjust the zone orientation by moving and rotating zone on the interface and click on “Save” to locate the zone on the user interface.

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Local Position Input (Four-sided Polygon) - Enter the co-ordinates of each corner of rectangular zone in meters. It is also possible to enter approximate location address where the zone is supposed to be created. Click on “Next” and zone with prescribed dimensions will appear on the user interface or at the approximate location which was pre-specified.

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Adjust the zone orientation by moving and rotating zone on the interface and click on “Save” to locate the zone on the user interface.

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GPS Position Input (Four-sided Polygon) - Enter the global geo co-ordinates of each corner of rectangular zone in form of longitude and latitude. Click on “Next” and zone with prescribed dimensions will appear on the user interface.

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Adjust the zone orientation by moving and rotating zone on the interface and click on “Save” to locate the zone on the user interface.

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Drawing on map - To locate the zone on the map, click on the map to draw a zone in any shape of a polygon. For example: Select 4 points to draw a rectangular zone. On the right side of the user interface, the local position of each corner point of the newly introduced zone can be modified according to requirements. Click on the “Save” button to integrate the new zone into the map.

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Step 4 – The newly created zone will appear on the map. On the left side pane, the list of created zones will appear.

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Fence Management

Step 1 -To create a fence, click on “New Fence” from the option in the menu. This will launch a new pop-up window prompting for a name of the fence and the floor.

Name the fence as required and specify the floor level. Click “Next” in the pop-up window.

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Step 2 – Select points on the map to create a polygon-shaped fence. For example, select 4 points on the map to create a rectangular fence.

Additionally, custom properties can be assign to fences, such as the name of the operation or the name of the material being stored in a fence.

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A new fence will appear on the map.

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Trackables

Step 1 - To create a new trackable in the RTLS Hub frontend, click on “New Trackables” and a new window will launch prompting for the trackable information.

Please fill in the information as required and click “Save” to create a trackable.

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Step 2 - Once a trackable has been created, it is possible to add custom properties to it.

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Live View

Live View fetches the event triggers when a trackable is detected in a zone or fence. An event is triggered when a trackable enters a fence, as well as when a trackable exits a fence. Additionally, a timestamp is displayed in the left side pane within the user interface.

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When a trackable enters a fence, the fence is highlighted in green. Similarly, when a trackable leaves a fence, it is highlighted in red.