Partner for the Digital Transformation
Positioning, networks and energy management
The research and development work of Fraunhofer IIS in Nürnberg
The Positioning and networks business unit develops wireless communication, positioning and identification technologies for connected digital applications in the markets for production, logistics, security, mobility and sport/fitness. The portfolio is rounded off by systems designed to supply energy efficiently and make energy management both secure and effective.
With the Supply Chain Service Working Group, we come up with future technologies and applications for the Internet of Things, industry 4.0 and connected mobility. Solutions are based on communication, positioning and sensor technology using local application logic and process knowledge, either on mobile platforms or cyber-physical systems. These developments lead to greater efficiency in production and intralogistics process flows and allow for the gathering and analysis of production data.
Our portfolio extends all the way from studies, consulting services, technology licensing, research and development work to full prototype development and the accompanying market rollouts.
Fraunhofer IIS is a leading partner for local and global positioning technologies, including satellite positioning via GPS/Galileo, authenticated positioning via Galileo PRS (Public Regulated Services) and WLAN positioning compliant with data protection standards. As a result, its experts are ideally placed to develop and implement practical technologies for secure mobility indoors and out. Using a diverse range of positioning technologies, it is possible to employ application-specific tracking and tracing solutions for digitalized production processes.
Meanwhile, identification and network solutions – such as RFID, smart object technologies and wireless sensor networks – have the capacity to constantly monitor goods in a wholly transparent manner as they pass through production and process chains. Such technologies also find their application in sports, fitness and the smart city/smart home, where they help to transmit information efficiently. Secure and flexible energy management solutions for controlling energy consumption in buildings, energy harvesting solutions and smart battery monitoring increase systems’ runtime and efficiently govern demand-based power consumption in networked environments. Special security concepts ensure seamless communication and protected access to the data obtained from buildings or production operations.