CoreHW Indoor Location System and Indoor Tracking

An AoA Solution

What is a Bluetooth® Low Energy Indoor Location System and What is it Used For?

Bluetooth® 5.1 direction finding feature is considered a significant development in indoor location solutions. It has enabled the product developers to create Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) which are more accurate and easier to integrate into other existing products. Whether tracking a customer smartphone at a shopping center, or locating tags mounted on a warehouse shelve, analyzing location data of any person or object is just at your fingertips.

Direction finding enhancements equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 provide capabilities for high accuracy indoor and outdoor Location systems. Bluetooth direction finding systems are cost-effective, very low energy consumption, and compact solutions offering unobtrusive hardware implementation in environments where satellite (GNSS) coverage is not sufficient. The technology allows locating objects, equipment, inventory and people accurately within buildings.

In conventional Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) based proximity sensing systems signal strength is used to estimate distance to the tracked object. However, Bluetooth® 5.1 improves the accuracy of the RSSI method by introducing Angle of Arrival (AoA) capability.

CoreHW's Indoor Location System

CoreHW’s indoor location technology can enable precise positioning for Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 (or higher) and direction-finding-enabled devices. It can open new opportunities across industries for indoor location and business advancements.

CoreHW’s indoor location system provides an adaptable infrastructure that can be used for various present and future business scenarios. It also offers a scalable solution that can be modified to fit your needs, enabling you to continuously monitor a large number of assets and expand coverage as required. 

warehouse indoor location systems

CoreHW AoA Technology

The CoreHW Indoor Location system includes locators, tags, a positioning engine, firmware, and a GUI. The tags establish communication with the locators, strategically positioned across the tracking area for seamless positioning.

The tags transmit a direction finding signal that is received by locators, and the position engine uses the data from multiple locators to determine the 3D location of the tags.

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AoA Locators

AoA locators use multi-element antenna arrays and can detect phase differences in received signals. The locators’ Bluetooth Low Energy SoC generates IQ samples, which can be used to calculate signal direction within the locator or external processor. At least two locators are required to calculate position, but height information can enable position calculation with one antenna array.

CoreHW Locator

CoreHW’s locator is an AoA locator device intended for indoor location system users. Our locator includes CoreHW AoA antenna array board and CoreHW main board.
locator and beacon

AoA Tags

In AoA (Angle of Arrival) systems, the tracked tags transmit direction finding-enabled packets (CTE) to make their position available. A tag typically consists of an antenna, a Bluetooth Low Energy SoC (Bluetooth Low Energy System-on-Chip), and a power source. Additionally, the hardware and firmware design of Bluetooth Low Energy SoC should be optimized to minimize current consumption and maximize battery life.

Indoor Location System Use Cases

An Indoor Location System is a reliable solution which can be used in different location solutions like: 

Here are some of many indoor location system applications and purposes the system may serve. This is a quick guide to how this technology can transform your business.

Airport and Hospitality

Airport and Hospitality

Airports and hotels can track heavy equipment, tools, passenger baggage and visitors to improve daily operations, increase safety, and increase customer satisfaction.


Industrial and Construction Enterprises

Companies can track real-time location of assets like forklifts, the person in accidents, improve the movements, and advance the plant layout.



Mobile navigation, precise positioning, and low-cost tags bring new values to tourism location services. IPS can be used to enhance the visitor experience in museums by providing location-based information and interactive exhibits.



Indoor location systems can be used to create location-based games and interactive experiences in large indoor spaces like theme parks or sports arenas.

Medical Institutions and Healthcare

Medical Institutions

High-quality healthcare services allow patients to get the treatments they need without potentially harmful delays. By using this technology, staffs, patients, and equipment like beds and wheelchairs can be easily located. It means better attendance checking, effective supervision, and better equipment maintenance are at your fingertips.



Real-time package location, inventory quantity monitoring, and forklifts high-precision positioning bring valuable information into the ERP and provide reliability and safety into warehouses.

Security Entrance Lanes

Access Control and Security

Our indoor location solution enables you to monitor the movement and entrance of employees and visitors in any premises.



Indoor location systems can be used to guide drivers to available parking spaces in indoor parking garages or lots.



Retailers can benefit from this system to track the shopping carts and objects besides consumer guidance in large stores and shopping centers. Also Indoor location systems can track customers' movements in retail stores to provide valuable insights into their behavior and help retailers optimize store layouts and product placements.



Achieving Industry 4.0 and smart factory with our 10-cm level accuracy indoor location system. Our ILS in manufacturing can be used for asset tracking, inventory management, workforce management, safety monitoring, and process optimization.

Trade Show

Trade Show

BLE ILS can enable interactive experiences for exhibitors and attendees through location-based notifications, personalized content delivery, and targeted promotions.

Autonomous Robots

Autonomous Robots

Indoor location systems can be used to provide location data to autonomous robots, enabling them to perform tasks in indoor environments.

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