Quuppa Locator Comparison

Quuppa offers two Generation Q Locator models, the Q17 Locator and the Q35 Locator. This document will walk you through the technical differences between the Locator models and cover some key things to consider when selecting Locators for your deployment.

Technical Comparison

The table below summarises the key differences between the Quuppa Locators.
Table 1. Quuppa Locator Comparison Table
Q17 Locator Q35 Locator

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Environment Indoor use Outdoor, indoor & industrial use
Dimensions Ø: 170 mm, h: 36.1 mm

(with mounting bracket)

Ø: 342 mm, h: 58 mm

(Locator main unit)

Mounting Bracket Plastic, Ø: 126 mm, h: 10 mm

(Improved design for easier installation)

VESA MIS-F, 200, Y, 6 standard
Weight 390g 1300 g
Colour White Grey
IP Protection Class

IP44

(Dustproof with connector cover)

IP66
Operating Temp. Range 0°C ... +60°C -20°C...+60°C
Storage Temp. Range -20°C ... +70°C -30°C...+70°C
Humidity 10% to 70%, IP44

(Non-condensing, in operating temperature range)

IEC/EN60068-2-78: damp heat, +60°C / 85% for 1 week.

100%, IP66 according to IEC/EN60529

IEC/EN60068-2-78: damp heat, steady state +60°C / 85% for 1 week.

Transportation Robustness

MIL-STD 810G

(Passed military grade random vibration test)

MIL-STD 810F

(Passed military grade random vibration test)

Robustness Against Mechanical Impacts IK06 1J according to IEC 62262 and IEC 60068-2-75 IK09 10 J according to EN62262 and to IEC60068-2-75, even after 72h UV exposure (IEC/EN60068-2-5, test Sa, method C).

Resistant to sea water (salt mist cyclic test for 4 weeks, IEC/EN60068-2-52 UL 62368-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14)

Power Supply 48V PoE (Power over Ethernet)

5V DC (micro USB)

48V PoE (Power over Ethernet)

5V DC (micro USB)

Power Consumption 1W 1W
Data Connectivity Ethernet Ethernet
Ethernet Connector RJ-45 RJ-45
PoE and Cable Types Standard IEEE 802.3at Type 1 PoE, power class 1 (Low power device)

Support for both shielded and unshielded cables

Standard IEEE 802.3at Type 1 PoE, power class 1 (Low power device)

Support for both shielded and unshielded cables

Ethernet Connectivity 100Mbit/s Full duplex 100Mbit/s Full duplex

Measured Throughput DF packets

(Lab Environment)

600+ DF packets per second 450+ DF packets per second

Measured Throughput Data Packets

(Lab Environment)

600 Data packets per second 600 Data packets per second
Main Hardware Features Two BLE radios, one for positioning and monitoring, the second dedicated for PtP communication

Optimised antenna array

State-of-the-art IP networking

Main processor (compared to LD-6L):

  • 8 x Flash memory

  • 4.5 x Processing power

  • 16 x RAM

Two BLE radios, one for positioning and monitoring, the second dedicated for PtP communication

Optimised antenna array

State-of-the-art IP networking

Main processor (compared to LD-7L):

  • 8 x Flash memory

  • 4.5 x Processing power

  • 16 x RAM

Certifications CE, FCC, IC, Japan, UL certified, KC, Australia & New Zealand, EAC, Brazil, Saudi Arabia CE, FCC, IC, UL, Japan, EAC, Brazil, Saudi Arabia
KEY FEATURES:
Data (UDP) Port Configuration Simplified network configuration:
  • simpler UDP port configuration for data and commands

  • Same UDP port for FW upgrades (since 6.2)

Simplified network configuration:
  • simpler UDP port configuration for data and commands

  • same UDP port for FW upgrades (since 6.2)

Software Version Requirements Software version 6.0 or newer Software version 7.0 or newer
LED Features RGB LED - Red, blue, green
  • Lights off -mode
  • Focusing mode
RGB LED - Red, blue, green
  • Lights off -mode
Data Encryption Enhanced encryption between Locator and QPE Enhanced encryption between Locator and QPE
Coexistence with Cellular Networks Improved tolerance for LTE blocking disturbance

SW License Option: Offline Mode

Available for all subscriptions

(annual SW licenses)

Available for Locators running with a subscription model

(annual SW licenses)

Support for over-the-air (OTA) Tag Configuration and Backend Radio Channel Yes Yes
Support for Telemetry and Locator Monitoring

Yes

Yes
PACKAGING & SHIPPING:
Number of Locators on a Pallet 500 90

18 x 5-packs (5 units in each) on a pallet

Selecting Locators for Deployments

When planning a deployment, you'll need to choose whether to use Q17 Locators, Q35 Locators or a mix of both. In making the decision, it's important to consider both the requirements for the deployment (e.g. how important is high-accuracy positioning for the project) and the deployment environment (e.g. where will the Locators be mounted). This section is intended to provide some general guidelines to help you select the right Locators for your deployment. However, as each deployment is unique, we also encourage you to discuss the selection directly with your Quuppa representative as they can provide you with more tailored advice.

Q17 Locator

The Q17 Locator is often chosen for the following use cases: Retail, Smart Buildings and Hospitals.

These factors make this model well suited for such environments are:

  • Design - A smaller and lighter design with an IP rating of IP44 (dust and water resistant) makes the Q17 Locator a better choice for indoor environments where a more discrete form factor is appreciated.
  • Range - The Q17 Locator can position tags accurately from a height of up to 8 meters, making it ideal for environments that have lower ceiling heights.
  • Accuracy - The angular resolution of the Q17 performs well in deployments with a higher Locator density, which is required in environments with lower ceiling heights and confined or semi-confined areas (e.g. areas with meeting rooms, patient rooms or shelving dividing up the space).

Q35 Locator

The Q35 Locator is often chosen for the following use cases: Sports, Logistics and Manufacturing.

These factors make this model well suited for such environments are:

  • Design - It offers a more industrial form factor and an IP rating of IP66 (dustproof and waterproof), making it more durable and robust in both industrial and outdoor environments.
  • Range - The Q35 Locator can hear tags from up to hundreds of meters away allowing for higher installation than the Q17 Locator. The maximum recommended installation height will depend on the accuracy requirements of your project.
  • Accuracy - The angular resolution of the Q35 Locator is better, allowing for more accurate positioning than the Q17 Locator, also at lower installation heights. For mission critical deployments or use cases requiring very high accuracy, the Q35 will provide superior performance.
Note: The use cases presented here are only meant as examples and your actual deployment environment will determine which Locator model is best. Remember that it's possible to use both Locator models in the same project, so that you can achieve optimal coverage across the different areas of your deployment.