IoT Positioning Techniques

Help Preserve Device Battery Life & LPWAN Network Resources

Discover how hybrid positioning extends battery life & minimizes bandwidth demands for cost-effective global IoT devices.

Many IoT devices rely on LPWAN connectivity because it provides efficient long-range communications for transmitting small amounts of data at low cost. However, IoT use cases that require global deployments often rely on GNSS-based positioning, which drives up device power consumption, increases hardware costs, and underperforms in urban and indoor environments. 

Hybrid positioning offers a solution. Configured correctly, it supports extended battery life, even on low-resource devices with low-cost chipsets, and also provides excellent coverage indoors or outdoors, in both urban and rural environments. 

This white paper discusses strategies for reducing power consumption, optimizing bandwidth, and preserving accuracy and yield with hybrid positioning technology:

  • Methods of reducing the number of scanned Wi-Fi access points (APs) to minimize uplink packet size, such as AP selection and MAC address truncation.
  • Scan time reduction through single-band scanning.
  • Capitalizing on additional Wi-Fi positioning benefits, such as urban and indoor coverage.
  • Before-and-after example of reduced power consumption in IoT device scanning efficiency.

These optimization techniques can help keep your next IoT project effective, efficient, and low-cost.

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