UWB Alliance and omlox Kickoff Collaboration

By Chantal Polsonetti

Acquisition or Partnership

The UWB Alliance (UWBA) and the omlox community of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) have signed a joint liaison agreement to work together in partnership on areas of mutual interest.

 Within the liaison, UWBA focuses on matters arising from the promotion of UWB technology and advancing UWB Allianceupdates of the UWB rulesets in the United States and EU, as well as furthering global ruleset and spectrum management harmonization.  omlox – the open location standard – focuses on the definition and promotion of the UWB technology to provide cost-efficient real-time locating services for the industry in an open and interoperable manner.

The UWBA was established in 2018 to foster the use of UWB technology solutions, promote industry growth and advocate favorable regulatory developments worldwide. In addition to promoting the adoption of UWB technology, the alliance works with public policy officials around the world to further the understanding of UWB capabilities, use cases and promote advantageous UWB rulesets.  Most recently, the UWBA was successful in advocating for changed duty cycle measurements in the EU.

omlox was also established in 2018 to develop an open and interoperable standard for real-time locating services in the industry based on UWB (among other locating technologies).  Today, omlox is a standard, driven by an ecosystem of soft- and hardware vendors, as well as system integrators and research labs, and hosted by PI (PROFIBUS & PROFIBUS International).

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