Pinmicro, a Tokyo and Kochi-based company founded in 2018, assists organisations in building highly accurate real-time location systems (RTLS) and Internet of Things (IoT) data digital twins of their business operations.
Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology is currently making its way into daily use, from keyless car door locks to AirDrop file sharing. The technology itself is old, though. UWB and Wi-Fi fought to be the fastest wireless data transfer technology in the early 2000s. It was defeated at the time by Wi-Fi and has subsequently been applied in military and medical situations.
When Tokyo-based Pinmicro created a tool to assist businesses in tracking their business operations using location data in 2018, it became an early adopter of UWB.
It’s critical to comprehend the capabilities of the technology in order to comprehend how Pinmicro established its company on UWB. Data can be transmitted using UWB over a large radio spectrum, ranging from 500MHz to several gigahertz. UWB is a type of radio technology, much like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but because it uses pulse-based technology, it can carry data at speeds of up to 1 GB/s over shorter distances (10–15 metres).
In plain English, UWB employs ultra-low power and is a short-range wireless communication protocol that offers centimeter-level location precision in real-time, akin to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and RFID.
For businesses looking to optimise their processes, such accuracy is essential. Businesses may identify and immediately fix process bottlenecks with the aid of a digital twin.
Pinmicro uses extremely precise real-time location systems (RTLS) and IoT (Internet of Things) data. Pinmicro was founded by Tiby Kuruvil, Gijo M S, Jayaraj Gopi, and Ravindranath AV.
“Our value proposition is to use location data to optimise business operations. According to Pinmicro co-founder Ravindranath A.V, “The problem we actually solve is indoors by assisting businesses in operating efficiently by using location data and building a digital twin.