Acronym for RTLS is Real-Time Locating System. This system is used for automated identification and tracking location of any object or people, and the information we receive are real-time.
RTLS tags are attached to object or carried by people and these tags sends data about their location generally it is for indoor which means you can track people or object moving in your facility. RTLS is basically part of RFID only, which uses radio frequency for communication but sometimes it can be used infrared or ultrasound frequency also.
RTLS system is adopted by different sectors such as healthcare, mining, military, retail, postal and courier services etc.
Application for RTLS includes
- Fleet tracking
- Inventory and asset tracking
- Personnel tracking
- Network Security.