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.

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


Case study

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

 

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.

News & insights


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
Opinion

3D vision with holographic radar

4th October 2016

Holographic radar was in the news this morning as I drove in to work. The Breakfast Show was talking about drone detection systems being trialled and deployed by Aveillant, a spin out company from...

  • Signal processing
  • Tracking & location

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