DesignEdge and Ubisense, leaders in real time location systems have been developing groundbreaking products for over 10 years. The result of this partnership is the release of their third generation D4 series which tracks people and assets, and is now used by half the major car manufacturers including BMW’s 3 Series and the Mini. The latest design incorporated the development of a multi-adjustable bracket that can be installed using one hand, whilst the sensor can be sealed against ingress to IP69K which can withstand dust, high temperature and high pressure water. The modular build centres around a moulded sub-assembly for the electronics from which the appropriate outer covers are customisable.

The requirements for an attractive looking and robust product even goes down to the inside of the unit. The unit is aesthetically pleasing but maintains its core functionality that fits into a wide variety of deployments. If customers look inside they are usually very impressed, every fine detail has been planned meticulously. If people go on tour of a car plant or if it appears on TV great design promotes a strong brand.” The applications are limitless and Ubisense is now looking to use the technology to help early stage dementia sufferers.

Dr Paul Webster | Founder and Director of Hardware | Ubisense