Process Automation with Precise Real-Time Location

The new real-time location system K-RTLS combines high localization accuracy in an industrial environment with unique technical features. The system consists of mobile transponders, permanently installed nodes and the CrossTalk IoT suite.

The real-time data about the location and status of the objects available with the RTLS form the basis for networking the parties involved and the logistics processes in their value-added chain.

Vehicles, forklifts, load carriers – if you have a precise view of mobile objects in real time, you increase business process transparency and save costs and time. K-RTLS from Kathrein Solutions presents itself with innovative features.

Michael Kaiser

Our Road to Leadership in Technology

Michael Kaiser
Director Product Management & Innovations
Stephanskirchen, Germany

Key Facts

K-RTLS Transponder

  • Transponder for contactless localization in industrial and logistics applications
  • Localization accuracy of up to 25 cm
  • Outdoor housing IP67
  • Integrated UHF RFID and NFC interfaces connected to RTLS controller via I²C
  • Programmable multicolour LED
  • Easy and universal use due to mounting slide
  • Firmware update and configuration via the air interface
  • Battery life: Replaceable battery: 3V/1,500 mAh, up to 5 years runtime depending on localization accuracy and frequency of use


  • Fixed reference node for contactless localization in industrial and logistics applications
  • Distance between the individual nodes up to 40 meters
  • IP40 indoor version
  • IP67 outdoor version
  • Programmable multicolour LED
  • Power supply via PoE or local supply
  • Service interface for configuration and firmware updates via LAN and 2.4 Ghz communication, IEE 802.15.4


  • Intelligent control of production processes through precise localization of objects and load carriers
  • Optimized warehouse management through automatic recording of the storage locations
  • Smart recognition of material flows for production automation
  • Precise tracking of vehicles in production and service

Kathrein Solutions is revolutionizing the way of working with RFID, AutoID, sensors and RTLS technologies and has become a recognized innovator and market-leader in the AutoID sector.

We are the leading AutoID hardware and software provider for

  • Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

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