The Dash7 protocol is unique to the wireless industry and is better able to solve certain industry problems better than other existing wireless standards.  In general, it is a bidirectional, low bandwidth, low power, and long range system targeted for objects sending sporadic and compact data.

Example Uses Cases


Parking guidance and information

Identify what vacant stalls are in each row to prevent the driver from searching an entire parking lot looking for a vacant space. Dash7 communication used for both the sensor on the ground and the displays on the parking lot (actuators).

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Presence Detection: Location Aware Tablets

The Stralo tablets in the Talbot House present information depending on your location. The combination of fixed DASH7 nodes with a DASH7 enabled tablet is build by Beligum.

Food Cart Tracking and Locating

When physically trying to locate a group of food carts, it is beneficial to be able to blink an LED for visual identification and to map its approximate location in a large cold storage room using battery powered sub-controllers. This Dash7 system can be deployed in minutes rather than days by eliminating wiring and sanitation concerns.  Additionally, retrofitting an existing production facility while production is in process is difficult if each sub-controller has to be hard wired.  All nodes and sub-controllers must operate in refrigerated rooms, use food grade materials, and meet wash down requirements of IP69K.

In summary:

  • Dash 7 protocol allows one to deploy a crude RTLS system cart tracking system in minutes with battery operated nodes and sub-controllers in a clean food processing factory.
  • A display can indicate which floor and area of the warehouse that the cart is located in.
  • A visual LED can be programmed to blink on carts being located.


For more information, contact Matrix Product Development, Inc.


Other Examples

Coffee cup temperature monitoring system