Mist Systems expands vision

21 April 2020

Mist Systems, a Juniper Networks company, announces a new ecosystem partner integration that leverage ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi radar (sensing), LiDAR, Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) and battery-less Bluetooth LE tags to deliver use cases for indoor location with accuracy and “exceptional” scale.

Ultra-wideband (UWB) has the promise of becoming a standards-

based technology that can be the cornerstone of a real-time location system (RTLS). It supposedly delivers higher-accuracy location to address additional location use cases for customers, including those for Industrial IoT (IIoT), healthcare, enterprise, logistics and retail environments.

Mist has been working with Inpixon, Quarion and Sewio, three location and positioning technology providers and is integrating their UWB anchors and tags within the Mist AI-driven enterprise solution. The firm reckons UWB can enable sub 1-foot accuracy when properly deployed and will enable Mist to address new use cases in the safety and high-value asset tracking areas.

“Sewio is excited to work with Juniper and Mist in order to extend our UWB technology to our common customers and integrate our real-time location system with Mist’s innovative AI-driven platform to achieve greater efficiency, profitability and safety within facilities across the many verticals and use cases we serve,” said Milan Simek, CEO and Co-founder at Sewio.

Bob Friday, CTO of Mist Systems, adds: “We are excited to build on the previous success of our location solution, including placement as a visionary in the recently announced 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, with new use cases that leverage state-of-the-art ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi, LiDAR, ESL and Bluetooth LE technologies. It takes a robust ecosystem to bring indoor location to stores, hotels, hospitals, campuses and other AI-driven enterprises, so we are excited to be working with the best vendors in the industry to make this a reality.” www.mist.com