Last month WISER Systems, a leader in wireless real-time location systems (RTLS), was awarded a new patent for WISER’s proprietary ultra-wideband (UWB) positioning devices. This is WISER’s second patent awarded in the past month and WISER’s 11th since January of 2020.
WISER’s recent awards have addressed innovations ranging from physical device design to techniques for managing multipath signals between wireless devices. The United States Patent Office has also awarded WISER multiple patents for applications of location data in the healthcare space. Furthermore, the company has received several international patents, with seven more patents pending and eight more under development.
Based on patents won last year alone, WISER’s growing portfolio situates the company in the upper tier of patent-winning organizations in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. The leading companies for patent awards in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, for example, received nine or more patents in 2020, according to the Triangle Business Journal.
“We are very proud of the fact that we are right up there with some of the biggest technology companies in the Triangle in terms of patent activity,” WISER’s CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout commented. “We’ve been told we have the leading engineering team in UWB RTLS in the U.S. today and I believe this lends credence to that assertion.”
“The number one priority at WISER Systems is innovation,” added Dr. Seth Hollar, CTO and primary inventor of WISER’s Redundant Radio Localization and Tracking (RRLT) technology. “From our beginning as a company, we’ve been developing novel solutions to improve accuracy and performance to be the best in our field in localization. Our continuing cycle of innovation is reflected in the growing number of seminal patents that further push those boundaries within the RTLS industry.”
Hollar further expressed appreciation for the tireless efforts and sustained excellence of the WISER engineering team and the company’s patent attorneys, Stanek Lemon Crouse + Meeks.
A developer of both innovative hardware and software solutions, WISER’s current projects center on creating new RRLT hardware and software algorithms, enhancing system precision and utility, and expanding the application of the WISER Locator across even more industries and use cases. Last year WISER released new ruggedized tracking devices as well as numerous software features to enhance the WISER Locator’s front and back-end capabilities. The company’s ongoing R&D efforts have a goal of generating over a hundred patents over the next several years, according to Hollar.
About WISER Systems, Inc.
WISER’s innovative RRLT technology delivers scalable real-time positioning without requiring—or interfering with—WiFi or GPS. The system autonomously reports precise (sub-meter-to inch-level) coordinates via a computer or mobile device and is accurate even without line-of-sight in cluttered, metallic, or complex manufacturing environments where conventional tracking technologies perform poorly. The system is lightweight and portable and can be deployed in minutes, indoors or out. Although WISER’s Locator has only been on the market for a few years, 25% of WISER customers are Fortune 500 companies, including several large aerospace, automotive, and defense organizations, as well as multiple U.S. Government agencies. WISER designs and manufactures its products in North America.