Introducing the Location of Things (LoT) Technology Platform: An entirely New Technology Architecture

Over the last three years, and resulting in multiple patents to date, we’ve been building a first-of-its-kind technology platform that adds Location Awareness to the Internet of Things (IoT). With the Pixie Location of Things (LoT) Platform, we will soon be in a world where everything around us can be given a digital identity and is instantly locatable.

The magic and accuracy of Pixie is the product of a highly advanced Location of Things (LoT) platform that creates micro-mesh networks in which all Pixie Points continually signal and communicate their relative distance from one another. Using this rich information, maps of all the Pixie Points can be calculated using similar principles to that of GPS systems. It’s based on a proprietary process called “Location Engineering,” a revolutionary and entirely new way of calculating relative positions that works where GPS can’t, including complex indoor environments. It’s like a Personal Positioning System that works everywhere.

Inside each Pixie Point is a remote location sensor that acts like a small satellite. It accurately measures the time it takes signals to travel between two Points through a technique called “Time of Flight” (ToF), a core principle of GPS. However unlike GPS solutions’ method of measuring the received RF signal strength, which is easily affected by obstacles such as walls, people, and furniture, Pixie uses high bandwidth ToF, the best method for accurate distance measurement indoors. In the chaotic home and indoor environment, Pixie can compensate for the fact it may not always have a direct line of sight.

Multiple Pixie Points communicate with each other to create individual Pixie Networks, and the Pixie Location Engine processes this data into maps. This solves issues relating to direct line of sight and moving anchor points by analyzing measurements that have never been combined before. The more Pixie Points within each network, the more data that can be processed, leading to even more accurate maps.

This is what makes Pixie technology a true breakthrough and has led to the powerful platform that is the Location of Things.