Omlox is the world’s first open locating standard
Omlox paves the way to Industry 4.0 and supply chain transparency by unifying all locating technologies in one open, interoperable standard.
While supporting location technologies like GNSS, 5G/LTE, WIFI, RFID or BLE, omlox has a specific emphasis on ultra-wideband (UWB), as THE rising star in the field.
Omlox specifies an open ultra-wideband system, that ensures complete hardware interoperability, and which enables multi-purpose infrastructures, e.g., for multi-site asset tracking and AGV navigation. By means of lightweight APIs and flexible operation setups, omlox can be easily integrated into existing software and hardware scenarios. Retrofit and future proof – with omlox, there is no conflict.
Omlox architecture – a holistic approach for locating systems
The Omlox standard comprises two main elements:
• Omlox hub: A lightweight middleware that provides standardised interfaces to location data and location services – across technologies and vendors.
• Omlox core zone: An open ultra-wideband system, that facilitates a plug-and-play, real-time tracking of hardware from multiple vendors.
Both elements of omlox already provide great value and flexibility while setting up a locating system or using location data for industrial use-cases individually. But the combination is even more powerful – especially in real-time use-cases on a shop floor or in a warehouse.
These days, ultra-wideband (UWB) is being integrated into smartphones, laptops and cars. UWB is a radio technology that uses short impulses on a broad frequency band. This approach is very robust when it comes to reflections on metallic surfaces and allows for very fast and precise computation of location. But in an industrial setup, UWB is – even today – a very fragmented landscape with small vendors that provide proprietary technologies.