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Sales release of the SIMATIC RTLS

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SIMATIC RTLS is being released for sale. The start of delivery is scheduled depending on the product and country from December 21, 2018 to February 28, 2019.

1. Product description

With the SIMATIC RTLS localization platform, any kind of object can be located precisely, seamlessly and in real time, whether on company premises, in warehouses and production areas or in depots and parking lots.

 

SIMATIC RTLS – Configuration

The SIMATIC RTLS localization platform consists of three components:

 

  1. Transponders on the objects to be located

  2. Locating infrastructure consisting of gateways and anchors

  3. Locating server with the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager software

 

The transponders send signals that are received by the gateways and anchors. The gateways forward the information to the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager. The software calculates the transponder positions and transmits the position information to the connected target systems via defined interfaces.

 

 


 


 

Within SIMATIC RTLS there are product groups that are optimized for different applications. The main difference lies in the wireless methods used for communication and locating processes, which are tailored to the specific application. The products within a specific product group are compatible with one another, while products from different product groups cannot be combined with one another.

 

SIMATIC RTLS4000 – Products for Industrial Automation

The products of the SIMATIC RTLS4000 series were designed specifically for automation tasks in production. In addition to rugged infrastructure products, there is a large selection of transponders for locating containers, pallets, workpiece carriers, tools and industrial trucks, for example. The products use UWB radio technology at 3.1 to 7.0 GHz for locating and PHASE radio technology at 2.40 to 2.48 GHz for communication.

 

SIMATIC RTLS4030T

The low-cost, battery-powered transponder with small external dimensions is suitable for locating pallets, workpiece carriers and containers, for example. The replaceable battery allows operation for up to 12 months.

 

 

SIMATIC RTLS4060T

This transponder is especially suitable for locating vehicles such as forklifts and driverless transport systems. The external power supply enables continuous operation without changing batteries. An 8-pin sensor connector is used to connect sensors (such as proximity switches) and actuators (for example status display). The transponder disposes of a connection at a CAN bus of the vehicle, thus allowing further interaction, such as reading out and transferring the charge status of the battery.

 

 

SIMATIC RTLS4083T

This compact transponder is suitable for locating pallets and compact containers. Texts, images and optical codes in black and white can be shown on the 3" e-paper display, depending on the position of the transponder. One button and one LED each enable interaction with the user. The permanently installed rechargeable battery allows operation for up to 6 months and the transponder is easy to charge using a charging station.

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4084T

This battery-powered transponder is suitable for locating pallets and large containers. It has a 4" ePaper screen that displays data in black and white, for example text, images and optical codes. Two buttons and two LEDs each enable interaction with the user. The exchangeable battery allows operation from 18 months up to 8 years, depending on the operating mode.

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4030A

This anchor is part of the infrastructure of a SIMATIC RTLS localization platform and is installed in buildings or on premises where the locating of transponders is to take place. In principle, it performs two types of communication:

1. Communication with the transponder for distance measurement or information exchange.  

2. Wireless transmission of distance information to other anchors or gateways via a so-called mesh network.

Communication can take place via one or more wireless technologies. Because anchors communicate exclusively wirelessly, they only require an operating voltage in the range of 8...30 V. A digital output can, for example, can be used for status display.

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4030G

In principle, this gateway has the same properties as the SIMATIC RTLS4030A anchor. The only difference is an additional Ethernet interface, which serves as a bridge ("gateway") into the wired network. In this way, for example, distance information can be transmitted to the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager, enabling it to derive position information. One or more gateways are also used to feed the user information for transmission to the transponders.

As an alternative to the option of supplying gateways by means of an operating voltage between 8 … 30 V, gateways can also be supplied via a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface. A digital output can, for example, be used for status display.

 

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4400 – Products for the management of vehicle fleets

The products of the SIMATIC RTLS4400 series are designed for vehicle fleet management and can be used to locate vehicles such as buses, trams, trucks and forklifts in depots, parking lots or in buildings. The products use CHIRP radio technology at 2.40 to 2.48 GHz for locating and for communication.

 

SIMATIC RTLS4460T

This vehicle transponder is connected to a power supply and has an antenna port for concealed installation in the vehicle. A 16-pin sensor connector is used to connect sensors (e.g. door contact, motor running) and actuators (e.g. auxiliary heating). The transponder has a connection to a CAN bus of the vehicle and allows further interaction, such as reading out and transferring the fuel level.

 

 

SIMATIC RTLS4430A

This anchor is part of the infrastructure of a SIMATIC RTLS localization platform and is installed on premises where the locating of transponders is to take place. In principle, it performs two types of communication:

1. Communication with the transponder for distance measurement or information exchange.  

2. Wireless transmission of distance information to other anchors or gateways via a so-called mesh network.

Because anchors communicate exclusively wirelessly, they only require an operating voltage in the range of 8...30 V. A digital output can, for example, can be used for status display.

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4430G

In principle, this gateway has the same properties as the SIMATIC RTLS4430A anchor. The only difference is an additional Ethernet interface, which serves as a bridge ("gateway") into the wired network. In this way, for example, distance information can be transmitted to the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager, enabling it to derive position information. One or more gateways are also used to feed the user information for transmission to the transponders.

As an alternative to the option of supplying gateways by means of an operating voltage between 8 … 30 V, gateways can also be supplied via a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface. A digital output can, for example, be used for status display.

 


 


 

SIMATIC RTLS4420A and SIMATIC RTLS4420G

This anchor or this gateway can be installed on DIN rails and each has a connection for an external antenna (RSMA connection) and one for an external power supply (5-pole plug connector). The operating voltage can be in the range of 8…30 V. A digital output can, for example, be used for status display.

 

 

SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager – software products

The SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager is used for the configuration, operation and maintenance of a SIMATIC RTLS localization platform. This Microsoft Windows® compatible software can be scaled to the application through license variants and other options. For example, it can run on a local computer or distributed in a data center.

 


 


 

 

Up to 10,000 transponders are supported depending on the license variant. While the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Basic package includes all basic functions for operating a small or medium-sized installation, the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Professional is available with a significantly expanded range of functions so that large applications can also be implemented reliably. Individual functions of the Professional license can also be added to the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Basic as an add-on module.

 

Here is an overview of the functions:

 

 

SIMATIC RTLS
Locating Manager
Basic

SIMATIC RTLS
Locating Manager
Professional

Server applications

·         Network Communication Service

·         Network Management Service

·         Localization Service

·         Client Communication Service

·         Logging Service

 

 

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

 

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Administration

·         Network Configuration

·         Localization Configuration

·         User Configuration

 

 

   

   

   

 

 

 

   

   

   

 

 

Management / Visualization

·         System Management

·         2D View

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

Integration wizard

·         Automatic tag detection in wireless network

·         Assignment to tag groups

·         Automatic configuration of new tags with customer-specific parameters

·         Checking all tag functions

·         Testing installation of all connections

·         Creating test protocol and documentation

·         Logging off tags from the system

·         Device replacement including automatic configuration for routing and location

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

Message management

·         Detection of important events in the system (e.g. disconnection or server restart)

·         Reaction to events (e-mail dispatch, database entry, information window)

·         EventLogViewer for convenient search, filtering and display of database entries

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

 

 

Number of instances

 

 1

 

5 (in an application)

 

 

System requirement

·         Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016

·         Microsoft SQL Server / Oracle / PostgreSQL

·         Clients : Microsoft Windows 7/10 64-bit

 

 

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Accessories

The SIMATIC RTLS portfolio includes a wide range of accessories required to implement the respective application. For example, mounting brackets, antennas and cables facilitate adaptation to local installation conditions.

For more information go to: https://www.siemens.com/simatic-rtls

 

 

2. Ordering data

 

Product group

Type

Product name

Order number

SIMATIC RTLS4000

Transponder

SIMATIC RTLS4030T

6GT2700-3DA03

SIMATIC RTLS4060T

6GT2700-6DE03

SIMATIC RTLS4083T

6GT2700-5DC03

Charging station for RTLS4083T, In: AC: 100-240 V, with CEE 7/7 power power plug for parallel charging of 10 transponders

6GT2790-0DD00

SIMATIC RTLS4084T

6GT2700-7DC03

Anchor

SIMATIC RTLS4030A

6GT2701-5DA03

Gateway

SIMATIC RTLS4030G

6GT2701-5DB03

SIMATIC RTLS4400

Transponder

SIMATIC RTLS4460T

6GT2700-6CE02

Connection plug RTLS4460T, sensor connector with 16 crimp contacts

6GT2790-0BB00

Anchor

SIMATIC RTLS4420A

6GT2701-2CA02

SIMATIC RTLS4430A

6GT2701-5CA02

 

Gateway

SIMATIC RTLS4420G

6GT2701-2CB02

SIMATIC RTLS4430G

6GT2701-5CB02

SIMATIC RTLS
Locating Manager

Basic

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Basic
for 10 transponders

6GT2780-0DA00

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Basic
for 100 transponders

6GT2780-0DA10

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Basic
for 1,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DA20

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Basic
for 10,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DA30

Professional

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Professional
for 100 transponders

6GT2780-1EA10

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Professional
for 1,000 transponders

6GT2780-1EA20

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager Professional
for 10,000 transponders

6GT2780-1EA30

Add-on
modules


(for Basic only)

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager message management
for 100 transponders

6GT2780-0DB10

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager message management
for 1,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DB20

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager message management
for 10,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DB30

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager
Initial positioning
for 100 transponders

6GT2780-0DC10

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager
Initial positioning
for 1,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DC20

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager
Initial positioning
for 10,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DC30

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager integration wizard
for 100 transponders

6GT2780-0DD10

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager integration wizard
for 1,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DD20

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager integration wizard
for 10,000 transponders

6GT2780-0DD30

SIMATIC RTLS

Locating Manager replication service

6GT2780-0DE00

SIMATIC RTLS
accessories

Antennas

Omni with FME-M connector, 2dBi, for RTLS4460T

6GT2706-0CB00

Omni with FME-M connector, 0dBi, for RTLS4460T

6GT2706-0CA00

Dome antenna Omni/6dBi/N-F/360°, for RTLS4420G/A

6GK5795-6MN10-0AA6

Omni with N-Connect M connector, 4.5 dBi, for RTLS4420G/A,
also requires: N-M/N-M coupler

6GT2706-0BA00

 

6GK5798-0CP00-1AA0

Antenna cable

Antenna cable FME-M / RSMA-M, length 2 m, for RTLS4460T

6GT2791-6AH20

…length 3 m

6GT2791-6AH30

Antenna cable N-M / RSMA-M, length 0.3 m, for RTLS4420G/A

6XV1875-5CE30

…length 1 m

6XV1875-5CH10

…length 2 m

6XV1875-5CH20

…length 5 m

6XV1875-5CH50

…length 10 m

6XV1875-5CN10

Power

supply

Connecting cable for 24 V power supply to RTLS4x30G/A, 3-wire, open ends, length 5 m, can be combined with the following 24 V power supply units

6GT2791-2AH50

Power supply unit 24 V, 2 A, IP65 wit M12 connector, EU power plug,

also requires: M12 connector, 4-pole

6GT2898-0AC00

 

6GK1907-0DB10-6AA3

Power supply unit 24 V, 0.6 A for standard rail (SITOP compact 80 x 100 x 22.5 mm)

6EP1331-5BA00

Power supply unit 24 V, 0.6 A for standard rail (LOGO!power 90 x 53 x 18 mm)

6EP3330-6SB00-0AY0

Connecting cable for RTLS4060T transponder, 8-wire, open ends, for 24 V, CAN bus, IO, length 3 m

6GT2791-1AH30

Network cable
(IP20)

Industrial Ethernet cable RJ45/RJ45, CAT 6A, 4x2 wires, length 1 m

6XV1870-3QH10

…length 3 m

6XV1870-3QH30

…length 6 m

6XV1870-3QH60

…length 10 m

6XV1870-3QN10

…length 25 m

6XV1870-3QN25

…length 50 m

6XV1870-3QN50

Support plates
Anchor /
Gateway

Support plate for RTLS4x30A/G, outdoor, corner, mast mounting made of stainless steel 3 mm

6GT2790-0BE30

Support plate for RTLS4x30A/G, for ceiling suspension, plastic plate

6GT2790-0BE20

 

The link to the Mall will be provided here in the future: https://mall.industry.siemens.com/mall/en/WW/Catalog/Products/10050992?tree=CatalogTree

 

 

3. Target application

The quality of data acquisition in production control and logistics is substantially improved with SIMATIC RTLS. In addition to the identification of objects and vehicles, position data is available in real time. The localization platform covers entire buildings, halls and factory premises almost seamlessly and provides a degree of transparency that could not previously be achieved with conventional technology. This results in competitive advantages for the customer, for example, increased productivity, cost reduction and shorter process times.

 

The SIMATIC RTLS localization platform offers a broad product portfolio that ensures that an optimal solution for the customer can always be implemented. The unique variety of technologies enables perfect adaptation to the application and, at the same time, ensures coexistence with other wireless technologies. The powerful SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager can process a very high number of transponders in real time.

 

Applications for SIMATIC RTLS can be found in many areas of industrial automation. Locating and tracking of objects of almost any type and in real time, for example workpiece carriers, tools and forklifts, can be used for production control as well as for material flow control. Logistic processes profit from the high quality and availability of the location information to a special degree.



 


 

The management of vehicle fleets, such as buses and trams in public transport systems, but also trucks and forklifts in production and logistics environments, is made possible by dedicated product groups within SIMATIC RTLS. The localization platform can provide high-quality, real-time location information ranging from complete monitoring and transmission of status information from vehicles to automated loading, cleaning and maintenance processes.

 

 

4. Start of delivery

The expected start of delivery date for the following products is December 21, 2018:

 

SIMATIC RTLS4030G

SIMATIC RTLS4030A

SIMATIC RTLS4430G

SIMATIC RTLS4430A

SIMATIC RTLS4030T

SIMATIC RTLS4060T

SIMATIC RTLS4460T

 

The expected start of delivery date for the following products is February 28, 2019:

 

SIMATIC RTLS4083T

SIMATIC RTLS4084T

 

Checks can be carried out before ordering by using the following linked lists.
English: http://www.siemens.com/rtls-approvals
German: http://www.siemens.de/rtls-funkzulassungen

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