Real-Time Location System Market - By Component , By Technology , By Application , By Industry Vertical & Global Region - Market Size, Trends, Share & Forecast 2020-2025

By 2030, it is estimated that around 500 billion devices will be connected all over the globe via the internet. This estimation is upholding on account of the increasing trend of IoT and wearables devices lately, with only improvement and enhancements on the charts to follow. One such emerging system which is increasingly used in industries is the RTLS.

Real-Time Location System (RTLS), also known as real-time tracking system is a technology used to automatically recognize and track the current location of items or persons based on real time through wireless nodes which are usually tags or badges which emit signals. Real-time locating systems applications include fleet tracking, inventory & asset tracking, navigation, personnel tracking, and network security with the use of RFID tags, sensors, readers, and trackers etc.

This technology is mostly used in large building structures or other contained structures and are embedded in products, which include navigational systems and mobile phones. It helps in indoor tracking of moving objects as well when it is supported by a computer application and is accordingly adopted by the healthcare industry vastly.

The global RTLS market is estimated to grow at a highly robust CAGR in the coming years.

Real-Time Location System Market Drivers:

The growth of this market is attributed towards major relying factors which include but are not limited to; the high adoption of RTLS solutions in various industry verticals, governmental sector and in emerging use cases, emergence of innovative startups and market competitiveness, rise in awareness about the benefits of real time location systems, rise in need for asset tracking, proliferation of smartphones, surge in adoption of business analytics solutions, increasing popularity of ultra-wideband technology-based RTLS solutions, rise in security concerns, growing need for contact-tracing solutions due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, RTLS provides highly accurate real time monitoring, and is immensely useful for tracking patients, equipments and hospital staffs, machines. These also prove to be tremendously handy at the time of emergency evacuation procedures in buildings. All these factors fuel their demand and in turn boost the growth of the market.

Moreover, to lower the risk of workplace accidents, industries such as manufacturing are adopting RTLS as it helps to determine the exact position of forklifts, vehicles, operators and others at specified times also. This makes them massively useful and increasingly desirable by organizations worldwide. Furthermore, factors such as technological advancements and product enhancements by key vendors to offer effective RTLS applications, increasing adoption of RTLS owing to reduced RTLS component prices, benefits such as improved accuracy, operational efficiency and workflow management contribute to the growth of the global real-time location systems market.

However, high initial set up cost and maintenance costs, operational challenges, lack of awareness about RTLS solutions and expert workforce in developing countries, growing privacy concerns, vulnerability to cyber and malware attacks when connected to less secured networks are a few factors which hinder the growth of the market.


By Component:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By Technology:

  • RFID
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Ultrasound
  • Infrared (IR)
  • GPS
  • Others

By Application:

  • Inventory/Asset Tracking & Management
  • Personnel/Staff Locating & Monitoring
  • Access Control & Security
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Yard, Dock, Fleet, & Warehouse Management & Monitoring
  • Supply Chain Management & Operational Automation/Visibility
  • Others

By Industry Vertical:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Automotive
  • Retail
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Government & Defense
  • Education
  • Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Real-Time Location System Market Regional Insights:

The North American region is currently the largest regional market for RTLS and is projected to continue its dominance over the next few years owing to the higher purchasing power of people, high demand from the healthcare sector, early adoption of this technology, large number of hospitals and senior living facilities, presence of major vendors in this region, growth of RTLS applications in healthcare, and manufacturing & processing sectors.

This region is to be followed by the European region owing to the presence of well-established players in the developed economies of the region including the U.K, Germany, Spain, and France.

The Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing regional market for RTLS and is to maintain its position in the forthcoming years. This can be well attributed to the increasing awareness and application of real time location systems in the healthcare and industrial sectors, increasing number of the working population, the booming healthcare industry in emerging economies, the untapped applications of RTLS solutions in different industries, the major shifting of technological prowess in this region. Major contributors in the region include India, China, Japan and South Korea.


  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Ubisense Group
  • Decawave
  • Litum Technologies
  • Skytron LLC
  • Aruba Networks
  • Impinj
  • Awarepoint Corporation
  • AeroScout Inc.
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Sonitor Technologies
  • Savi Technology
  • TeleTracking Technologies Inc.
  • Other Players


  • In August 2020, Quuppa, a real-time location tracking startup, announced it’s first ever round of funding, worth €20 million. The investors for the round were Finland-based private equity fund Bocap, which focuses on high-growth small and medium size enterprises, and Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy (TCG) with solid experience and track record of growing Finnish technology companies in the international market.
  • In December 2020, Convergint Technologies, a global leader in service-based systems integration, announced the acquisition of Innovative Medical Systems (IMS), a leading value-added reseller of select acute care and technical products for hospitals, and the acquisition of Smith Hamilton, Inc., a nationally recognized provider of equipment and security solutions for financial institutions.

Timeline Considered for Analysis:

- 2019: Base Year

- 2020 to 2025: Forecast Period

Research Scope and Deliverables

Overview & Executive Summary

Market Drivers, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Market Size and Forecast Projections

Macroeconomic Indicators of Various Countries Impacting the Growth of the Market

Extensive Coverage of Industry Players including Recent Product Launches and Market Activities

Porter’s Five Force Analysis

Market Segmentation Analysis:

Industry report analyzes the global real-time location systems market by the following segments:

  • Component
  • Technology
  • Application
  • Industry Vertical

Customization: We also offers customization’s in the industry report as per the company’s specific needs.

Key Questions Answered in the Global Real-Time Location Systems Industry Report

  • What is the overall market size in 2019? What will be the market growth during the forecast period i.e. 2020-2025?
  • Which region would have high demand for product in the upcoming years?
  • What are the factors driving the growth of the market?
  • Which sub-market will make the most significant contribution to the market?
  • What are the market opportunities for existing and entry-level players?
  • What are various long-term and short-term strategies adopted by the market players?

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  • Publication date: 20th September 2023
  • Base year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2023-2033
  • Format: PDF, PPT,Word,Excel

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