Otiom’s technology

If it becomes necessary, Otiom can locate a person. Otiom’s specially-developed antenna lets you find someone with dementia even if they are in wet environments. For example, in rain or in a ditch.

The battery life of the Otiom-tag

The Otiom tag saves the energy when at home. ‘Home’ is where the tag can communicate with the Otiom home base.

The home base is included when you purchase an Otiom starter kit. It has a range up to 140 m2., measures only 5 x1,5 cm and is neutral in design and is wireless.

The Otiom battery usage increases when the Otiom chip is outside the home base coverage for a long time.

Please find three examples of the Otiom tags battery life.

Up to one month

If the Otiom tag is within constant reach of the home base, your Otiom tag will hold power for up to a month.

Up to one week

If an Otiom tag is out of reach for the home base for approximately an hour daily, the Otiom tag will keep power for a week.

24 hours

If fully charged, the Otiom tag holds power for 24 hours in an alarm situation. When you receive the message that you need to charge your Otiom tag, it still holds power for a constant 8-hour alarm.

For maximal security we recommend the Otiom tag to be fully charged if having been in alarm.

Otiom’s technology

Narrowband​

The primary technology in the Otiom-tag is Narrowband – Internet of Things (NB-IoT). NB-IoT is a Low Power Wide Area Network, which was developed to make electronic communication more effective, extend battery life and provide better coverage – even indoors. NB-IoT is designed to send small data quantities, e.g. location notifications. NB-IoT uses mobile phone masts to communicate. This ensures a very strong signal with good coverage, both indoors and outdoors. It means that, in general, Otiom will still have a connection in situations where a GPS device will not work and where the signal is too weak for a phone conversation. The small data quantities and the strong signal means that Otiom uses far less power than a GPS device, for example.

GPS (GNSS) ​

The Otiom-tag also uses Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to determine outdoor locations. GNSS includes a large network of satellite systems from many different countries, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Bedou. The GNSS system is used to determine positions within a few metres. The GNSS antenna in Otiom is specially-designed for great precision with very low power usage. It is therefore a great extra safety measure.

Bluetooth​

The Otiom-tag and Otiom Home Base include Bluetooth 5.X technology. Bluetooth has an incredibly low power consumption. It is used when the Otiom-tag and Otiom Home Base communicate as well as when you define the home zone. This means that if the person with dementia never leaves the home zone – for example at a nursing home – then the Otiom-tag can have enough power for several months.

Narrowband​

The primary technology in the Otiom-tag is Narrowband – Internet of Things (NB-IoT). NB-IoT is a Low Power Wide Area Network, which was developed to make electronic communication more effective, extend battery life and provide better coverage – even indoors. NB-IoT is designed to send small data quantities, e.g. location notifications. NB-IoT uses mobile phone masts to communicate. This ensures a very strong signal with good coverage, both indoors and outdoors. It means that, in general, Otiom will still have a connection in situations where a GPS device will not work and where the signal is too weak for a phone conversation. The small data quantities and the strong signal means that Otiom uses far less power than a GPS device, for example.

GPS (GNSS) ​

The Otiom-tag also uses Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to determine outdoor locations. GNSS includes a large network of satellite systems from many different countries, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Bedou. The GNSS system is used to determine positions within a few metres. The GNSS antenna in Otiom is specially-designed for great precision with very low power usage. It is therefore a great extra safety measure.

Bluetooth ​

The Otiom-tag and Otiom Home Base include Bluetooth 5.X technology. Bluetooth has an incredibly low power consumption. It is used when the Otiom-tag and Otiom Home Base communicate as well as when you define the home zone. This means that if the person with dementia never leaves the home zone – for example at a nursing home – then the Otiom-tag can have enough power for several months.