SIMATIC Locating Manager – software product
The SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager (locating server) is software that calculates the real-time positions of individual RTLS transponders and transmits them to higher-level systems via defined interfaces and based on configurable rules. It covers the areas of configuring/engineering, commissioning and runtime/server.
This software, which is compatible with Microsoft Windows®, can be scaled to the application by means of diverse license versions and other options. It can run, for example, on a local computer or distributed in a computing center.
While the Basic package includes all basic functions for operating a small or medium-sized installation, the SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Professional has a significantly expanded range of functions so that large applications can also be reliably implemented. Individual functions of the Professional license can also be added to the Basic license as an individual package.
The SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager and its options are licensed according to the number of transponders. With the current version 2.10 single licenses are available.
The license permits the configuration of the number of transponders mentioned therein in the Locating Manager. Up to 10,000 transponders are supported, depending on the license version.
For example, an application with 950 transponders requires a SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Basic 1000 and optionally a SIMATIC RTLS Locating Manager Message Management 1,000 license. This allows the configuration of up to 1000 transponders.
The number of transponders which can be simultaneously located by the system depends, in turn, on many factors and does not necessarily correspond to the size (e.g. 1000) of the license. This depends on:
- the performance of the server (number of cores.)
- the blink signal rate of the transponders (number of location information units per second)
- the number of active transponders currently requiring location (motionless transponders do not transmit, for example)
- the number of e-ink updates executed in parallel
- the number of walls
- the number of other peripheral data (e.g. I/Os, CAN)
- the use of other software components, e.g. virus scanners
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