Corning Incorporated and Quuppa, a leading provider of real-time locating systems (RTLS), today announced an agreement to resell and distribute the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ as part of the Corning ONE™ Wireless Platform in the U.S. and Canada.
Quuppa’s Intelligent Locating System is a full solution with equipment, software, tools, and services that delivers real-time asset tracking of Bluetooth®-enabled smart tags and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices. The technology gives customers the ability to precisely track the location and movement of any object, even fast-moving ones, with sub-meter position accuracy.
The ONE platform is the first all-optical solution to converge nearly every wired and wireless connectivity need into a single, unified infrastructure. This means the local area network (LAN) that delivers internet, Wi-Fi, security, building automation and access control lives on the same network as the distributed antenna system (DAS) that delivers cellular – all sharing the same power, backup, and fibre backbone for simple, convenient network management.
In the past, companies that wanted to add applications like RTLS services had to deploy parallel networks, each with their own cabling. When deployed together, Quuppa’s location technology can leverage ONE’s fibre-based infrastructure, eliminating the need for an additional network and reducing installation time and cost.
“The ONE platform leverages dedicated fibres for voice, video, and data – and unlimited applications – all in one composite cable that supports nearly every connectivity need,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Wireless Market Development, Corning. “Quuppa’s Intelligent Locating System is a great example of how current and future applications easily fit into Corning’s vision of an all-fibre communications network that delivers unparalleled connectivity at an attractive cost.”
Quuppa CEO Kimmo Kalliola noted, “Ensuring accurate, real-time location tracking indoors is a vital piece of today’s converged network. “This agreement enables Corning to offer customers more options for supporting all their network needs, plus an application that helps manage valuable assets.”