Production efficiency is key to the success of any business. Here at Identec Solutions, we specialize in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that can help improve your production process.

RTLS is designed to increase accuracy and optimize workflow processes, all while reducing costs. As RTLS can be realized with many different technologies and tags, the bottom line of every successful project is the right choice of technology.

This whitepaper leads you through various technologies and their pros and cons. If still in doubt, we have a team of experts who can assist you with selecting the right RTLS choice.

RTLS tags
RTLS project

Which processes do I have?

There are several things to consider when you are in the selection stage of an RTLS solution. One of the first things that need to be done is to look at your manufacturing processes and environment and ask yourself some questions such as:

  • Is the vendor of the system familiar with my production processes?
  • What type of items/assets am I trying to locate?


RTLS Project requirements


The most usual reason an RTLS solution doesn’t work as expected is that requirements have not been adequately communicated by the customer or are not correctly understood by the vendor. It is therefore always essential that the system requirements are well thought through.

The chosen RTLS solution should always be within the expected requirements, as long as the requirements are realistically defined according to the needs.


What options do I have?

There is a big world of various RTLS solutions, with differences between technologies, accuracy, area of usage, range and scalability. To be able to choose the right RTLS solution for your needs, it all depends on the plans for end usage.

With the answers to the questions in chapters 1 and 2, you should be able to navigate the matrix provided in the whitepaper to see which RTLS solution initially would suit your needs the best.

Select between Barcode, RFID, GPS, Cellular, WiFi, UWB, Chirp, and BLE.

RTLS project options


In addition to looking at how the different RTLS solutions perform, there are other elements to consider with each solution. As with everything else in life, there are pros and cons to each of the different solutions. These differences could be, i.e. price, form factor, ease of installation…

In our whitepaper, you'll find a list of advantages and disadvantages for each solution that will guide you on choosing the right RTLS tag for your need.


Download and learn

  • How to start an RTLS project?

  • Which requirements need to be considered?

  • What RTLS options are available and which tag option is the best?


Download your free copy of our whitepaper "Utilizing RTLS to Improve Your Plant Efficiency"