Bluetooth location service is the fastest growing field of Bluetooth solutions. According to " The latest news on Bluetooth Market", expected to 2026, annual shipment of location service device will up to 568 million. Although the Bluetooth technology achieved success on the location service market，but several issues remain unresolved. One of them is that some people think that Bluetooth technology is inaccurate, or inferior to other positioning technologies, Cannot be used in industrial and commercial environments, But actually Bluetooth technology can accomplish high precision location.
Through the Bluetooth direction finding function, The device is able to determine the orientation of Bluetooth Low Energy. Enables the Bluetooth positioning system to achieve centimeter-level positioning accuracy.
Ms. Jiarong Li, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific and China, Bluetooth SIG recently talked with Mr. Arata Takahashi of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc., Learned how they used Bluetooth technology to develop high-accuracy indoor positioning solutions. Mr. Takahashi explained in detail how the Bluetooth direction finding feature supports their solution.
Interview with Arata Takahashi of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
Q1: How does Pixie Dust Technologies' solution use Bluetooth location technology?
Pixie Dust Technologies' hackle is an indoor positioning solution we developed to drive the digital transformation of people and things.
The use of the sensing part of this technology is primarily based on the first standardized positioning method in Bluetooth Core Specification 5.1 - Angle of Arrival (AoA), hack is the first high-accuracy, wide-range AoA indoor positioning solution to be launched in Japan, We offer it to customers as a service.
Q2: What are the advantages of using Bluetooth direction finding?
We can process data from bluetooth direction finding by our own algorithm, Enabling Robust, High-Accuracy Position Sensing. Since Bluetooth direction finding can more robustly use information to measure location, therefore detect the cause and the mortal danger, Expanding the scope of feasible applications in the digital transformation of people and things.Expanding the scope of feasible applications in the digital transformation of people and things.
Q3:Can you give a few examples of how this solution has been used successfully？
Our customers have already deployed the solution, and more and more customers from all fields are asking us about it. But since this is also a new initiative for us, we can't reveal too many details. In mobile office scenarios, hackke can provide information about workplace location using location technology by monitoring people's location, Also display features for a specific location. Therefore, we are considering using this technology to design workplace layouts and office equipment to improve work performance.
We also intend to combine this technology with hotel applications,Develop solutions that integrate location information to increase the value of our company.
Also, many people are asking us about asset management.
Q4: What do you think are the requirements for an effective real-time location system and indoor positioning system?
We believe that such systems need to be based on communication protocols that everyone can use and address latency and accuracy issues. The latency and accuracy of Bluetooth technology for indoor positioning are excellent, and every device can easily use the Bluetooth standard.
Q5: Why choose Bluetooth technology over other wireless technologies?
We feel that Bluetooth technology is a communication protocol that can become the de facto standard for indoor positioning, Bluetooth can realize application expansion through traditional communication methods, and with the development of indoor positioning technology, progress has been made. Therefore, the prospect of Bluetooth has become broader.