Location and tracking systems play a vital role in safeguarding workers, securing valuables, increasing efficiency and gaining valuable business intelligence.

We have the expertise to overcome any location and tracking challenge, from meeting low power or cost requirements to delivering high accuracy and reliability in cluttered and noisy environments.

Our specialisms



People
Knowing where people are can be critically important for both safety and operational efficiency. We combine the full range of tracking technologies with robust back-end system design.
Objects
We can design bespoke systems to monitor vulnerable or expensive items and track assets, from the production line to the shop floor and throughout the logistics chain.
Vehicles
Accurate location tracking is critical for air traffic control or when transporting valuable or dangerous cargo by road. We excel at delivering reliable tracking in challenging environments.

Sensing & algorithms

Tracking and location systems depend on two key elements: sensing technology to measure location and motion; and statistical algorithms to make sense of these often noisy and disparate measurements.

With deep expertise in both disciplines, we’re not tied to any particular technology. Using a systematic, scientific approach, we develop innovative solutions to meet the specific requirements of the situation in hand.

Indoor location tracking

We have achieved a significant breakthrough for indoor location tracking using the tiny, low-cost inertial sensors found in smartphones, coupled with ingenious data fusion algorithms.

Our infrastructure-free system can track an individual’s location without GPS or RF signals – ideal for many applications, from finding firefighters inside a burning building to tracking consumers in a shopping centre.

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Experience


Our experience ranges from developing critical air traffic control and defence systems to work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

Our 20-strong tracking and location team, based in both our Cambridge, UK and Boston, MA offices, is supported by our world-class expertise in allied disciplines, from machine vision to radar engineering.

Today, we’re exploiting the ubiquity of connected devices to develop innovative location systems, through Bluetooth radio propagation and the algorithms that power high volumes of low-accuracy measurements.

Case studies


 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system, Iridium Extreme PTT has provided the low-earth orbit leader with a valuable new revenue stream.

 

Pizzicato fully digital radio transceiver

Enabling a new era in digital radio and IoT devices, through a dramatic reduction in radio size, cost and power consumption.

 

Trace positioning system

Map-based indoor navigation

News & insights


Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

17th October 2018

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Innovation management
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Thinking big - the Ocado way

25th May 2018

We often ask ourselves what innovation truly means. It’s an important question for any ambitions business to consider as history has shown that a revolution in technology brings far greater benefits than an evolution to a legacy technique.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Press release

Paul Beastall appointed to UK5G Advisory Board

11th May 2018

Our own Paul Beastall has been appointed to the Advisory Board of UK5G. A UK government funded group that brings together organisations across the ecosystem in order to drive the progress of 5G. Paul Beastall, Director...

Opinion

Current issues and technology underpinnings in retail

6th February 2018

'Bricks & mortar' retail is under  pressure from e-commerce and shifting consumer behaviour, leading established providers and innovative start-ups to leverage AI, machine vision and novel sensors to win customers...

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location

We can help you achieve the impossible