Sensera, Autodesk team on 3D IoT positioning solution

Sensera will demonstrate its real-time 3D location services and smart sensor visualization at Autodesk's Technology Center in Boston. (Sensera)

Sensera Ltd., an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider, has been selected by Autodesk to participate in its Residency Program at its Technology Center in Boston, MA. The Residency Program provides open workspaces for teams from industry, academic and startup communities doing forward-looking work in the areas of construction, manufacturing and design.

As part of this program, Sensera will be demonstrating its real-time 3D location services and smart sensor visualization to visiting customers, other residents and Autodesk. The Sensera installation will show centimeter-precision 3D location tracking across several levels of the building where a crane operates, and lower cost meter-precision 2D location tracking on the factory floor.

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The company’s installation will demonstrate that to monitor positions and movement in real-time, tags can be fixed on any asset such as a forklift truck or on moving parts such as a crane hook. Sensor data from the tag is automatically tied to its location. A lightweight Intel NUC edge device runs location engine software and IoT middleware with data analytics and user interface.

“Our team has installed an industry leading real-time location solution that will focus on smart construction by enabling personnel, tool and material tracking capabilities,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO of Sensera, in a statement. “This installation uses multiple radio frequency (RF) technologies to optimize the use case down to centimeter accuracy. This is critical in next-generation worksite safety and workflow optimization.“