The orientation and positioning of Wiliot IoT Pixels can also have an impact on harvesting performance. There are two attributes to consider when thinking about the IoT Pixel’s orientation: polarization and angle of directionality.
Wiliot IoT Pixels are linearly polarized, making them optimized for harvesting in a single linear direction with more range (i.e., just the x-plane). For optimal IoT Pixel performance, the polarization of the IoT Pixel and the energizing device need to align in the same direction and optimize against the performance of the IoT Pixel in the Angle of Elevation (up and down) and Azimuth Angle (left and right) planes relative to the polarization. In the case of Wiliot IoT Pixels, they perform best when both angles are 0° relative to the bridge device.
In practice, what does this look like?
Let's assume we have our bridge device set up and facing a box with four Wiliot IoT Pixels on each side:
If the bridge device is pointed towards the front face of this box, the optimal orientations of the Wiliot IoT Pixels would be those orientations above without the red X's, resulting in the furthest ranges most consistent performance.
While the IoT Pixels matching the orientations with the red X's are sub-optimal orientations, the IoT Pixels are still operational in those positions but can see an effect on their maximum range as a result.