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Link Labs to Present at IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (IoT) on July 20, 2021


IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things is a broad program including papers and presentations on the latest technology developments and innovations in the many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.

During the vertical and topical tracks, on Tuesday., July 20, 2021, Link Labs CEO Bob Proctor will give an informative presentation on using ranging communication technology to achieve high accuracy and affordability in IoT asset tracking. 

Ranging has long been the gold standard for precision location systems, powering technologies such as GPS and Ultra-wideband (UWB)—but these are often too expensive for tracking items in an industrial environment and have onerous power requirements or finicky install procedures. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices offer the possibility of significant reductions in cost, but the absence of an ability to support location determination via ranging has led to insufficient accuracy and limited adoption in manufacturing.  

Bob will present an overview of the significant technological challenges for ranging-based asset tracking using BLE devices and discuss innovative methods for resolving them in software engineering at the firmware level of IoT devices.   


Bob Proctor is the co-founder and CEO of Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time. With a PhD in applied physics and 25 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership, Proctor is also a founding principal of Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital investment company that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., which gives him a unique point of view on a wide range of emerging technologies and their novel applications and potential market viability.


Date: Tues., July 20, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

To register for this event, please visit: https://wfiot2021.iot.ieee.org/registration/  

To learn more about Link Labs, visit https://www.link-labs.com/.

About Link Labs
Link Labs provides the industry’s most complete, end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets. With more than 20 patented technologies, its flagship platform, AirFinder, helps companies in nearly every industry locate, monitor and manage business assets anywhere at any time – indoor, outdoor and everywhere in-between. Through the seamless integration of innovative software and hardware, AirFinder is proven to reduce IoT deployment times from months to days while lowering cost of ownership by 50-90%. Trusted by top global enterprises for their essential IoT solutions, Link Labs is based in Annapolis, Md. and was founded in 2014 by a group of veteran engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, who had worked together on a variety of projects for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community and the telecommunications industry. For more information, visit https://www.link-labs.com/ and follow on Twitter @LinkLabsInc.

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