8 Years of Link Labs: Lessons Learned from End Users

Session Abstract:

When evaluating different Real Time Location System (RTLS) solutions on the market, buyers and end users alike can encounter a variety of different pain points. Since Link Labs inception in 2014, the company has gained valuable insight into what end users need in an RTLS to make the greatest impact. In this session, Link Labs CEO, Bob Proctor, will reveal some of the most critical lessons learned from end users when evaluating Link Labs and other RTLS solutions. Topics in this keynote session include:

  • Self-Integration Pitfalls
  • Fundamentals of Local IoT Networks & Implications of Edge
  • Critical Importance of Battery Life
  • Device Management & Platform Architecture
  • Marketing Hype vs. Technical Reality
  • Data Structure and Reporting
  • Importance of Larger Scale Pilots
  • COVID Impact & Supply Chains
  • Need for Mass Customization at the Edge
  • Location Requirements as a Core Feature

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Bob Proctor is the co-founder and CEO of Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time. With a PhD in applied physics and 25 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership, Proctor is also a founding principal of Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital investment company that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., which gives him a unique point of view on a wide range of emerging technologies and their novel applications and potential market viability.

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