MeshIPS


MeshIPS uses Wirepas Massive, previously known as Wirepass Mesh, to provide scalable and cost-effective solution to connect and localize tags and sensors. Its unique low-power mesh operation allows to create fully battery-operated networks having years of battery lifetime.
This solution offers an easy to install and scalable location system for a wide range of applications (warehouses, hospitals, building sites, tunnels, ...), consisting of a cable-less infrastructure for asset tracking without any complex planning or cabling cost.
The MeshIPS delivers typical performance of room/zone accuracy with a typical location interval of minute(s) and years of battery lifetime, with the lowest infrastructure and ownerships cost on the market.

Architecture

Communication and positioning infrastructure is entirely based on Wirepas mesh network. This implies that no additional communication infrastructure is required (e.g., LAN, WLAN, …).
Moving tag signal power to nearby anchors is computed and forwarded, through the mesh network, to the mesh gateway (sink of the network). Depending on the size of the network, more than one mesh gateway can be required.
Mesh gateway is directly connected to a local server where the BlueUp Positioning Engine (BPE) is installed. BPE integrates algorithms based on trilateration, that allows to compute tag position from RSSI information from each anchor.
BPE provides REST APIs in standard JSON format, that allows to get tag(s) position in real time.

Main features

Typical positioning accuracy around 5m . Accuracy depends on the density of anchor nodes and usually ranges from 1/3 to 1/2 of anchor inter-distance.
Location update rate of a few minutes (3 minutes or more). Tipyical use cases for MeshIPS are those where real-time position is not required: positioning interval can be decreased down to 15 seconds in case of specific events (button pressure, accelerometer trigger).
MeshIPS is easy to integrate into existing systems with pull APIs, that offer standard JSON/REST format.
Battery-powered anchors: completely cable-less infrastructure reduce hardware, installation and maintenance costs.
Battery-powered tags: operating life-time can be increased to years by increasing the location update interval.