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Arrow inks pact with real-time location specialist

10th February 2022
Mick Elliott

Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Quuppa, a Finnish-headquartered specialist in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS).

Under the agreement, Arrow will resell Quuppa products and services to Arrow’s global customer base.

Quuppa’s Intelligent Locating System provides tracking of tags and devices to within a few centimetres and with millisecond latency. The technology platform is already achieving widespread use in indoor tracking applications. Its combination of cost-effectiveness, reliability and performance is proving successful in areas ranging from industry and healthcare to retail and security.

The Quuppa Intelligent Locating System is highly scalable and features an open API that simplifies integration with existing and future systems. It has inbuilt telemetry and monitoring, which removes the need for active maintenance, and, combined with the long-lasting tags and ease of deployment, minimises cost of ownership.

RTLS technology has opened up a market for a number of new applications. In industrial settings, RTLS helps enable a safer and more efficient workplace, tracking assets, optimising their use and alerting personnel to potential dangers. The healthcare sector, which has long understood the benefits of tracking medical equipment in hospitals automatically, can now extend monitoring to benefit vulnerable patients. And nowhere is the performance and versatility of the Quuppa RTLS better demonstrated than in sport where the technology is deployed to track the position of ice hockey players, and the puck, in real-time.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand the Quuppa customer base and sales reach via Arrow’s network in the EMEA region,” said Sammy Loitto, CEO of Quuppa.

“Location services are being adopted across many markets, and the addition of Quuppa’s portfolio gives our customers further choice and flexibility in their product designs,” said Matthias Hutter, vice president product management and supplier marketing EMEA, Arrow Electronics.

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