Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS)
Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) are typically fully automated systems that continually monitor the positions of objects and personnel.
A Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) system will often use battery operated RFID tags and a mobile networks based locating system to detect the location and presence of the tags. The locating system will usually be deployed as a matrix of locating devices installed at a spacing of anywhere from 50 to 1000 feet. These locating devices determine the locations of the RFID tags.
Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) continually update a central database with current RFID tag locations at a pre defined time setting which would typically be set to how often it is expected that the object will be moved.