Ericsson introduced new precise-location software for indoor 5G that enables new enterprise use cases such as asset tracking and tool positioning. The softare is called Ericsson 5G Precise Positioning and could be used in environments such as factories, mines, hospitals, warehouses, and other industrial private network applications, as well as in emergency response scenarios.
The company is also making two additions to its Ericsson Radio Dot System portfolio:
- IRU 8850 — an indoor radio unit suited for medium-to-large venue coverage. Designed for simple and speedy deployment, it delivers up to four times the capacity of its predecessors, enhancing network performance and user experience in medium to large venues. It is also up to 70 percent more energy-efficient compared to active DAS technology.
- Ericsson Indoor Fusion Unit, a compact, all-in-one indoor 5G solution that combines radio and baseband functionalities into one unit. This radio provides small- to medium-sized building coverage.
David Hammarwall, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson, says: “The new Radio Dot System equipment and location services software further increase the flexibility of Ericsson’s indoor portfolio. Scalable and cost-efficient, the expanded portfolio offers a one-stop-shop to accelerate indoor 5G rollouts globally, spreading the benefits of premium indoor connectivity. It will also enable a variety of use cases for service providers and enterprises that will boost operational efficiency, safety, and user experience.”