TagRanger®

How to perform a 'Find'

A Find involves using the UWB ranging technology that will show you the distance to your Tag in metres.

To perform a Find, you will first need to carry out a Locate and move as close as you can to the last known location of your Tag.

During this process, hold the Finder vertical and away from your body, keeping your hands away from the antenna as you initiate the Range, then hold the Finder from the antenna end of the unit with the tapered end pointing horizontally forwards.

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Make sure the Tag you want to Find is selected on your map page. Holding the Finder vertical and away from your body, expand the Menu and tap the 'Range' button.

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The activity indicator starts spinning and "Ranging requested" is shown below the Tag name.

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The activity indicator shows a black dot to confirm the Tag has woken up and "Ranging looking for tag" is shown below the Tag name. Now hold the Finder horizontally by the antenna end, pointing the tapered end of the Finder forwards.

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Move around until a distance pops up showing your range to the Tag and "Ranging" is displayed. Monitor the measured distance and use a 'hotter'/'colder' technique to move closer to the Tag.

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You can abort ranging by exanding the menu and tapping the 'Abort' button.

Notes:
  1. If the Tag is out of range for the Ranging Request, the action will time out with a report 'Ranging Timeout'.
  2. If the Ranging Request is successful but the UWB Ranging Radio is out of range then the ranging function will time out after a period set in the configuration of both your Finder and your Tag with the message 'Ranging tag not found'.
  3. The Finder LED will flash purple while ranging if it is activated in the configuration settings.
  4. The Tag LED will flash purple while ranging if it is activated in the configuration settings.
  5. In challenging environments (dense foliage, trees or other obstructions) it is advised to use a longer 'UWB timeout' period on your system configuration as the operating range can be significantly reduced in these situations.