Ubisense SmartSpace is the first location-based control system for large-scale industrial production. A modular software platform, SmartSpace manages real time location and identification data from multiple sources to support industrial-scale, mission-critical visibility and control applications.
SmartSpace closes a fundamental data-gap between production systems and real-world physical activities which cannot be connected to the enterprise LAN. Using location as an accurate context cue, SmartSpace literally plugs-in to the movements and interactions of real-world objects, creating a real-time digital twin of all untethered production activity. By connecting people and systems to this production reality, SmartSpace can be used to monitor, control and optimise process for increased quality, productivity and flexibility.
To facilitate building sensor-rich, industrial-scale implementations, SmartSpace is fully sensor-independent. It takes in and handles location and identification events from almost any data source, including third party sensors, third-party tag readers, barcode or other software systems (such as RDBMS, ERP or MES). In addition, SmartSpace also uses the Ubisense ultra wideband (UWB) sensor system Dimension4 to support mission-critical, real time control applications using location.
Scalability and real-time performance lie at the core of the SmartSpace architecture, allowing users to build applications that scale from micro installations (small control systems running on a single machine) through to large sites with several servers and thousands of sensors, devices, people etc., all with predictable performance.
SmartSpace is divided into a set of functional blocks called components that can be plugged together in different ways. Within each component, application builders have multiple similarly themed features available for building applications that match customer requirements and end-user behaviour.