Breakthrough technology for positioning and behaviour monitoring

Even in tough environments, Omnisense provides accurate positioning in which people and assets know where they are relative to each other in real-time. Our collaborative intelligent sensor network is completely wire free, making it quick and easy to install.


Site Logistics, Yard Management,  Safety, Maritime, Mining, Construction, Fleet Management, Worker Proximity.

Dairy cow monitoring (oestrus, well-being, lameness), Animal Husbandry, Environmental Monitoring.

Firefighters, First Responders, Police, Prisons, Incident Management, Event Management and Security.

Dementia Care, Post-operative Care, Sports and Fitness Training, Careworker Protection, Athlete Tracking, Sport.

Soldier Training, GPS-denied Situations, Situational Awareness, Blue force Tracking.

Introductory Video

Omnisense has developed a revolutionary Real Time Locating System which can accurately (1 metre or better under good conditions) track and locate people, animals and physical assets without the need for expensive pre-installed infrastructure.

Based on industry standard 2.4GHz wireless sensor network (WSN) technology, the nodes form a mesh network.

By measuring time-of-arrival (TOA) of radio signals exchanged between neighbours the sophisticated Omnisense Joint Timing and Location Engine computes their positions.

The patented cluster positioning techniques offer significant advantages over traditional approaches:

● Low cost and easy installation (expensive fixed infrastructure not required)

● Real-time positioning with high accuracy

● Full positioning capability including orientation, direction and motion characterisation

● Support for large networks and high position update rates

● Works indoors and outdoors

● Complementary to GPS or works in conjunction with GPS to extend coverage

Outputs are delivered to third-party applications over TCP/IP using industry standard internet protocols. The Omnisense Collector handles preprocessing of the data stream and delivers contextually relevant information: whether position, direction, zone, change of state, fall detected, telemetry data or other information.

April 2013

Essentials of Positioning and Location Technology

Required reference by Omnisense CTO David Bartlett, published by Cambridge University Press

Essentials of Positioning and Location Technology, by David Bartlett
  • Mar 2015: Radios that can Locate New Paper

    The future of ubiquitous indoor positioning needs to progress beyond basic RSSI proximity measurements. For real scale the use of Time of Arrival (ToA) will be required. Industry has steered away from ToA, largely because it is complex and difficult to do well, but the Omnisense JTLE is changing this. All that is needed now is a richer eco-system of radios and radio chips, and our White Paper explains how.

  • Feb 2015 Where is that Thing?

    Omnisense presenting at CSIC event on the Internet of Things for Construction and Smart Cities. David Bartlett discusses ways in which Omnisense are utilising their expertise to wirelessly position objects (people and Things) and report their behaviour to enable Construction with IoT. Many applications in the rapidly changing environment of construction sites are benefiting from an integrated and real-time information view of where Things are.

  • Oct 2014: IoT in Construction (IUK award)

    Omnisense is to lead a consortium with partners 1248 and 3Squared following success in an InnovateUK R&D competition for location based services. Promoting IoT and BIM best practice the £584k project will provide Construction site managers with information that improves operational efficiency, resource utilisation and worker Health & Safety during projects.

  • Jun 2014: Personnel Protection at Sea

    Application Note issued. Successfully used to monitor personnel location in metallic ship engine rooms, as well as warehouses and tunnels, the Omnisense positioning system is aimed at professional applications involving groups or teams of people and/or assets operating in a local area. We are partnering with STG Media Systems to develop the market for Maritime tracking applications.

  • Sep 2013: IoT cows on BBC "In Business"

  • Apr 2013: Essentials of Positioning

    Cambridge University Press (CUP) publishes “Essentials of Positioning and Location Technology”, authored by Omnisense CTO



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