Another common myth is that Bluetooth® technology cannot provide accurate coverage beyond ten meters. However, as Belloni explains in the webinar, Quupaa successfully used Bluetooth technology to track objects hundreds of meters away from the receivers. “Bluetooth is nominally designed for one megabit per second at ten meters range, but when the bit rate lowers, the distance increases a lot,” said Belloni.
Lastly, Belloni said that a commonly held misconception is that successful multipath propagation requires a lot of bandwidth. “Even narrow-band signals, if you apply the right signal processing, can actually solve multipath,” said Belloni. “If you have a narrow-band system, you can’t play with the bandwidth of time, so you play with space. And that‘s where you can resolve multipath.”
To support this claim, Belloni offered some compelling proof to webinar attendees. Deployed across multiple leagues and in more than 90 arenas, Quuppa, in partnership with Wisehockey and Wisesport, deployed Bluetooth enabled location services solutions that track the puck/ball, referees, and players during professional ice hockey and soccer games.
Check out the on-demand webinar to see more real-world examples and discover how companies like Quuppa are dispelling these myths.