How it works
A set of anchors creates the location infrastructure for tags to be located and tracked. Anchors gather signals from tags, and then send timestamps to our cloud based location engine via Wi-Fi. Anchors are typically fixed to the ceiling, and are connected to standard mains power supply. When 5G arrives, Wi-Fi will be replaced by a 5G station nearby.
Breadcrumb tags can be installed on the handle or basket of the trolley. The tags track location in real time, with a high level of accuracy. Each tag has a unique ID and emits UWB pulses that are received by anchors.
Anchors and tags are configured and managed via our web-based management system. Our location engine & API server are hosted on the cloud. Our services, (Machine Learning Supermarket Simulator, In-store Customer Assistant and In-store Staff Assistant), are all delivered through a web application.
Benefits of Breadcrumb IoT Trolley
One installation for all services
We offer IaaS (Infrastructure as a Services) as our pricing model, and all our services can be accessed by annual subscription.
Installation & maintenance
Easy trolley integration
It's easy to attach our trolley tags, so you're up and away quickly with precise location awareness.
Long battery life
Very low power consumption reduces maintenance hassle and cost.
No customer privacy issues
Because our platform is tag based, we don’t require access to a customer’s smartphone (it is the trolley tag being tracked, not the phone).
Data transfer via UWB is secure, because it can’t be intercepted by a personal device.
Exclusive 6.35 to 6.75 GHz frequency range means no interference with other wireless communication devices.
Genuine blue dot positioning with accuracy of 10-30cm. Compared to 2-10m for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Monitor 1000+ trolleys in real time.
Our trolley tracking is continuous and uninterrupted. This is different from other systems that rely on a customer’s smartphone (once a user turns off their phone all tracking is lost). So, for data analytics a tag based system has huge advantages.
We provide an API so you can build precise location awareness into your own applications.
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We’d love to talk about how we can work together.