Focus Is On Interoperable Open RTLS Standards
SOTTSDALE, AZ – PI North America, a non-profit member-supported organization, is proud to welcome Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, as its newest omlox member. Together with PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and IO-Link, omlox is a vendor-neutral technology promoted by the organization.
omlox is an open standard real-time locating system (RTLS) for industry focused on vendor-neutral, interoperable, open interfaces for location tracking. The ‘omlox core zone’ hardware component defines the air interface between tags and satellites for location tracking based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The ‘omlox hub’ software component abstracts the source of UWB, RFID, 5G, BLE, Wi-Fi, and GPS RTLS data, allowing an application vendor to write a single interface to access all RTLS data regardless of its origin. The design saves time and money during the initial installation, and allows adds, moves, and changes to the RTLS and underlying technology without changing the API.
Aruba is a leading supplier of location-based services, secure wired and wireless networking infrastructure, SD-WANs, user experience monitoring, and IoT infrastructure. Recognized by third party analysts as a leader in Wi-Fi 6e, switching, and SD-WAN, and a visionary in data center networking, the world’s largest companies rely on Aruba to provide a secure, AI-powered edge services platform that spans across campus, branch, data center, and remote working environments.
Michael Bowne, Executive Director at PI North America commented, “Aruba brings a depth of secure networking and device onboarding experience that complements omlox open services. Combining Aruba’s security and networking expertise with PI’s open RTLS standards initiatives will help expedite the convergence of IT infrastructure and OT location tracking services.”
“Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to data sharing, collaboration, and the use of open standards,” said Michael Tennefoss, Vice President of IoT and Strategic Partnerships for Aruba. “The benefits of open systems accrue both to end users, who can avoid vendor lock-in, and also to our industry more generally because it stimulates creativity and innovation. Aruba’s participation in omlox is a measure of our commitment to the open data space.”