For improved Safety and Efficiency



Small, easy-to-use tools improve efficiency in many jobs. The RangerSensor system is suitable for centimetre-level localisation and motion detection of people and objects. The versatile devices provide solutions in various areas from health care and industry to tourism; making things safer and more efficient. The sensors of the RangerSensor family use high-speed RTLS and BLE technology and - unlike GPS devices - also work indoors. In addition, the precision of positioning within a few centimetres is significantly greater than with other technologies.


What is RangerSensor?

  • Stock management 
  • Quality control 
  • Buildings management 
  • Analysis of customer behaviour 
  • Personal security
  • Data protection 
  • Access control 
  • Tourism 
  • Automotive 
  • Autonomous driving
  • Industry 4.0 
  • Start-ups 
  • Research and Development
  • Sports / Smart Data 
  • Data driven business models


How does RangerSensor work?


To be able to use RangerSensor you need at least two devices. As such, RangerSensor is independent of smart phones and third-party technologies. The system doesn’t require data or internet connections. The sensors are programmed via the integrated, user-friendly menu. For the little extras, there is the smart phone application, RangerApp, which enables you to connect to all your sensors. With this you can swiftly configure every setting you need to on the user interface and monitor and control as many sensors as you wish. 


The sensors communicate over a distance of up to 300 metres with the receivers. In some cases a “boost mode” of up to a distance of 600 metres can be achieved. As well as being able to locate people and objects, RangerSensor also offers geofencing. With the RangerSensor operation and tracking unit you can use this technology to define distances which, if exceeded, cause an alarm to be sounded and the locating service to be triggered. 


The people or objects will be located using the RangerSensor. To activate the locating process you need only move the tracking unit slightly. It’s enough to move a few metres sideways or to turn it on its own axis. The system calculates the distance using this movement and the movement of the person or object you are locating. The distance and direction are displayed on the receiver as an arrow, which points in the direction of the object – like a compass needle. The distance and elevation are displayed down to the centimetre. In this way, you can see if the object is above or below you. This is particularly helpful in multi-story buildings or in the high storage racking of warehouses and other complex environments. These features provide real-time information about the location of materials and workmen on a development or building site, thereby giving you an understanding of how the work is coming along.  


Automated or stationary location data can be provided by a special version of RangerSensor. No initializing movement is necessary as this solution registers all sensors within a 360 degree field.

 

Another option is to define a particular danger zone. Attach a sensor to doors, stockrooms, laboratory cupboards or workshops and an additional one to the person or object you wish to track. If a person walks into the predefined danger zone, the alarm will be raised. The display of the RangerSensor locating device shows the zone with a name tag as well as the distance between the object being tracked and the source of danger. This feature is particularly useful in care homes to prevent people leaving the property unattended or on production lines with dangerous materials. 


Furthermore the sensors can pick up changes in motion, temperature, light, sound, humidity, elevation, air pressure and air quality as well as measuring vibration, impact and acceleration. As we will show you below the RangerSensor family’s fields of use are practically unlimited and thanks to the latest technology can be implemented in many ways.



Personal security 

Whether it’s in a care home, on a construction site or in manufacturing people can get into dangerous situations. The RangerSensor system is ideal for personal security. The stairs at home can present dangers just as easily as high scaffolding. 

Patients in care homes, particularly those with dementia, can wear or carry a RangerSensor with additional sensors fitted in problematic locations such as steps and doorways. Care staff will be alerted to a patient entering a predefined danger area. Essentially the sensors are a good safety precaution for all elderly people, not just dementia patients.  Thanks to the way in which the RangerSensor can detect a drop to the ground, care staff can be alerted in case of a fall. 

The combination of RangerSensor as a fall or accident notification can also be Employees are faced daily with potential dangers on large industrial sites. It is therefore important that health and safety are looked after in the workplace. Conditions like temperature, air quality and lighting conditions can be monitored with the RangerSensor system and the evacuation protocol in case of emergencies can be triggered. If circumstances change, the system will raise the alarm and the problem can be addressed immediately. Air quality for underground workers, such as those involved in tunneling, can be monitored. 

If an organisation frequently uses external contractors, they can be tracked using the RangerSensor system and they can be prevented from accessing sensitive areas. By offering protection for external contractors the reverse is also true: the system means that they can quickly be found in emergencies, on large sites that they are not familiar with. 

Parents can be offered a sensor system as a service by theme parks and shopping malls. The children are given a bracelet with a RangerSensor and the parents given the tracking and locating device, RangerSensor, so they can keep an eye on their offspring. If the children disappear in a crowd they can be located quickly.


Protection and asset tracking 

RangerSensor is excellent for protection and tracking of goods; warehouse companies can optimise their operations and find ways to improve efficiency. Thousands of different items are often kept in large warehouses and not always in the optimal location. Workers frequently have to search for items, which takes time and lengthens turnaround times. Using the RangerSensor system the necessary items can be located with centimetre-level accuracy. 

Businesses can enable inventory management of their valuable goods and company vehicles. Simply fit them with a RangerSensor and you can tell at any point in time where particular goods are, how much stock is left and whether the items have left the premises. This is done by defining a virtual boundary using geofencing. In the same way you can determine whether goods have already been finished and left the site or in which stage of the production process they are. Additionally, the sensors can be used to monitor temperature, for example in warehouses and so prevent items from being incorrectly stored.


Route analysis: customer and purchasing behaviour 

The behaviour of customers in a shopping mall or supermarket can also be analysed with the help of the RangerSensor system. Large supermarket chains can fit their shopping trolleys with sensors. Further sensors are then arranged in the stores and these report the location of the trolleys. Organisations can gain valuable insights by analysing the data. You can tell which areas the customers spend the longest in. If that is the checkout area or the deli counter, this can be an indication that more staff are needed in these areas. The location of stores and placement of products can also be optimised in this way. 

Route analysis is useful not just for companies and those who deal with them but also for the organisers of major events and conferences and people running theme parks. The system can be used to reduce waiting times for attractions and can be practically implemented at airports: the analysed data can be used to optimise passenger flow and reduce the waiting times at security and at the gates.


Process optimisation 

In assembly lines, such as are common in car manufacturing, the supply and demand of materials needs to be balanced in order to prevent delays. In large manufacturing plants tugger trains comprised of several wagons or carts are used, with which the components are moved between assembly stations. Delays to the tugger trains lead to delays in assembly and can even result in assembly being halted, causing significant increases in operating costs for companies. If however the carts are fitted with RangerSensor devices you can determine where they are at any given time. 

Long-term data analysis can help tease out the cause of any delays, address them promptly and thereby optimise the assembly process.


Navigation 

Thanks to its graphical display the RangerSensor is ideally suited to navigation tasks. For example, the RangerSensor system can be used to arrange a museum tour. First a route around the museum via various points of interest is arranged - these could be exhibition pieces or information boards. Then, when a visitor reaches each point, important information about the object is displayed on the screen. 

Hospitals and care homes can guide their assist patients navigating round their premises in the same way. Important locations such as common rooms, toilets, drinks machines or special treatment rooms can be marked as points of interest. Patients and visitors can be guided by the RangerSensor to clinical appointments and back to their rooms. 

Large university campuses, airports, train stations and conferences are all situations where the organisers might want to provide an indoor navigation system. Theme parks can use this method to entice visitors to the attractions with the shortest queues.


Analysis of sensor data 

Other models of the RangerSensor-family allows the measurement of environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, UV intensity, light levels, sound and air quality. This functionality can be implemented in various ways.

Temperature sensor: The ideal solution for monitoring the grocery cool chain to ensure that foodstuffs are kept in optimal condition during storage and transportation. Temperature monitoring is ideal for use in various manufacturing processes. In some cases a particular ambient temperature is needed and this is simplified by using the RangerSensor and results in significantly improved production processes. In research laboratories the sensor technology can ensure laboratory samples are kept at a consistent temperature.

Humidity sensor: Humidity is particularly significant in museums. Artworks are at real risk of mould or becoming misshapen if humidity and temperature aren’t kept constant. The sensors in the RangerSensor family contribute to monitoring the climate and thereby keeping it consistent. This is also true for archives, historical venues and offices. Armed with information on humidity levels, buildings managers can take steps to prevent a possible unhealthy mould infestation in the workplace.

Air pressure monitoring: Innumerable workplaces can benefit from the introduction of pressure sensor technology, primarily manufacturing processes. In car production and the metalwork industries the sensors can be introduced for monitoring compressed air systems. Consistent air pressure is needed for finishing production in cleanrooms. In the packing industry the strength of packaging or of plastic bottles can be checked using a pressure sensor.

Light sensors: Useful primarily in optimising working conditions. Optimum lighting conditions can be guaranteed in manufacturing facilities. Automatic lighting control can also be implemented in office buildings using these sensors. For example, this technology is particularly helpful for garden centres and nurseries as ideal growing conditions for plants can be ensured with consistent lighting in greenhouses thanks to the sensors.

Monitoring air quality: The sensors can be lifesaving in tunneling or mountainous construction sites by showing changes in air quality. Keeping an eye on air quality in hospitals, schools and offices can also be a good idea.

Monitoring vital signs: Vital signs can be monitored using RangerSensor in the health service (hospitals and care homes). If a patient collapses help can immediately be called. The patient can be found and first aid administered immediately thanks to the locating function of RangerSensor. An overview of vital signs is given to the frequently changing care staff and making their work easier.

Sport: Just as we are able to obtain route analysis in the supermarket, this can also be used in the field of sport. Regardless of whether it’s for indoor or outdoor sports, the sensors in the RangerSensor family aid in analysing the running behaviour and routes of athletes as well as giving their real-time location on the sports field. This is particularly interesting for training and tactic analysis in team sports like football, handball, basketball and ice-hockey – but also for equestrian pursuits (tracking the running performance of the animals). Training can be optimised and injuries prevented by analysis of this data. Real-time measurements of acceleration are possible with RangerSensor, as are change of direction, jumping performance and ball-passing. The 3D location also enables analysis of correct posture and the use of the right sports equipment such as bats and balls.


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