Ultra Wideband (UWB) has been mentioned a lot by the Technology Industries as of late. WerkDone also uses UWB as part of the Visitor Management System. But, what is UWB?
What is Ultra Wideband (UWB)?
Ultra Wideband (UWB) is a fast, secure and low power radio protocol used to determine location with accuracy unmatched by any other wireless technology.
Similar to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, UWB is a wireless, short-range communication protocol that operates by radio waves. However, unlike the others, it works in very high frequency and is able to capture highly accurate data.
Imagine UWB as a radar that continuously and accurately scans that can lock to an object and discover its location and interact with it.
Benefits of UWB
- Low Power Consumption. – UWB uses a low power system. A key factor for mobile devices in terms of practical usability and battery life.
- High Precision. – Using multiple antennas, it can also measure the angle where the signal arrived from. Being able to pinpoint from a precise angle and distance means that it can pinpoint an object to a location with high precision.
- No Signal Interference. – Unlike Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, UWB has a higher frequency of 3.1–10.6GHz frequency so the probability for signal interference is very low.
- Ultra Fast. – UWB has a refresh rate of 200 – 1000 times / second. Meaning that there will be no lag and the user experience is seamless.
To sum up, Ultra Wideband is a radio protocol that works in very high frequencies. Making UWB capable of capturing accurate data and unlikely to have signal interference. Other than that, UWB uses a low power system and is capable of showing the data in real time with its fast refresh rate.