Project Description

Indoor And Outdoor Positioning

Kontakt Os

Real-Time Location System (RTLS)

The RTLS solution protects people by providing real-time information about their location when in need
and giving rescuers a tool for quick response. Users benefits from a unique platform combining indoor and
outdoor positioning with the automated emergency alarm handling. The Real Time Location System (RTLS) integrates several technologies in one solution:

  • Bluetooth for indoor positioning.

  • GPS positioning when outside building.

  • Support for smartphones, DMR and TETRA radios as well as GSM panic alarm devices.

  • Integration with the ZONITH Bluetooth ID Badge and ZONITH Panic Button.

  • Further sending the alarms out if the closest team member have not acknowledged (accepted) them.

Indoor Positioning

Locate employees using any always discoverable Bluetooth device, including DMR & TETRA radios, SmartPhones and the ZONITH Bluetooth ID Cardholder. ZONITH’S RTLS provides real-time location data using strategically placed ZONITH Bluetooth Receivers which have connection to the buildings LAN. Receivers are continually monitored for disconnection and have a range of 5 to 20 metres (subject to the environment). The more Beacons/Receivers are there in one network, the more precise the location data is.

ZONITH system does not limit customers to a specific brand of handheld device; they can switch or add Bluetooth devices at any time.

Indoor positioning
Comprehensive Positioning

Comprehensive Positioning

ZONITH can install the BT Receivers throughout the building for full coverage, giving high positioning accuracy.

Entrance & Exit Monitoring

Entrance & Exit Monitoring

Receivers can be configured to monitor all entrance & exit points.

Large Area or Floors

Large Area or Floors

When an employee enters or exits a designated zone, RTLS can tell which floor or area an employee is on, with very few Bluetooth Receivers.

Locate & Track

  • ZONITH Bluetooth ID Cardholder

  • Smartphones

  • Other ‘always discoverable’ Bluetooth devices

  • DMR and/or TETRA radios


Outdoor Positioning

ZONITH’s RTLS locates and tracks employees outdoors via their GPS-enabled device, regularly transmitting its current GPS position to the RTLS server. Outdoor areas requiring monitoring are configured using customisable GPS geofences, displaying the users current location within that geo-fence.

Should an address be necessary the RTLS can provide this as well using online maps.

For organisations having no access to the maps on the Internet, off-line maps can be available too.

Outdoor Positioning

Combined Positioning

By combining indoor and outdoor positioning, staff are safeguarded no matter their location.

Single User Interface

By combining Bluetooth and GPS technology, staff can be located from any position in or around a facility. When leaving the Bluetooth area and going outdoors, staff handsets will seamlessly switch to GPS.

Indoor & Outdoor Geofences

The RTLS can utilise geo-fences, which are freely defined virtual boundaries, to determine location. A geo-fence can receive logical names such as ‘Parking Lot’ or ‘Front Entrance’ which allows staff to instantly know where an incident has occurred.

Why are geo-fences important?

During an emergency, the notification goes to the the response team at the employee’s last location – ‘John has raised a Panic Alarm at North Gate Area’ – saving valuable time. Geo-fences also allow to raise alarms if someone enters a specific location like an explosive area. Also if an important vehicle deviates from a planned route.

Enhance Worker Safety with RTLS in combination with:

Alarm Control System

When paired with ZONITH’s Alarm Control System (ACS), RTLS can automatically trigger an alarm should an employee enter/exit a predetermined zone. ACS filters the alarm to the appropriate person based on their location, schedule & competency.

Lone-Worker protection

Lone Worker protection (L-W) periodically pings workers to verify their well-being. Should a worker fail to respond to an ‘Alive Check’ message, an alarm activates notifying the response team. L-W can activate when  the worker crosses geo-fence. For example, if a staff member enters an unsafe area like a boiler room, the geofence will automatically enables L-W. When they return to the safe area like the break room, L-W deactivates.

RTLS – ZONITH Real-Time Location System

Single User Interface

There is a seamless transition between GPS and Bluetooth technology when moving in and out of buildings.

Quickly Identify Staff

Each tracked device is identified by the user’s device ID or name and represented on the custom floor plan (indoors) and maps (outdoors).

Easily Identified Location Icons

Each tracked device type, like guards, service staff or vehicles, can be represented by a freely uploadable icon on the map display. The colour of the icon  dynamically updates to show the status of the device.

Zoom & Track

Each tracked device can be easily located just by clicking on the device name in the overview list. RTLS will zoom into the exact location of the device or person. If the device is in alarm state it automatically moves to the top of the overview list and is highlighted in red.

Show only when in alarm state

RTLS can be tuned to show the position of staff only when they have pressed the panic button or when the lone-worker alarm activates. All other trackings will not be visible.

Historical position logging and playback

The RTLS can store all tracking activity, inside and outside. The user interface provides a tool for playback of historical positioning data.

Web-browser Access

Access the RTLS user interface through a web browser from any computer or mobile phone. Access is only open for the authorized personnel and requires password. This solution does not require cookies or apps to be installed, as it is based on the latest browser technology, allowing for immediate location updates.

Utilise Existing Communication Infrastructure

The newest BT Receivers do not require LAN for power and connection. Still if there are LAN available, we can use them for the Bluetooth Receivers and transmission of indoor positioning data. RTLS thereby enables a more efficient use of the users LAN infrastructure and a higher ROI for their equipment.