Indoor Mapping Blog

Moving Forward: Navigating Toward the Future of Indoor Intelligence

by Chris Wiegand on 12/19/19 11:21 AM

As we close out both a very busy 2019 and a decade of innovation and nearly constant change, I wanted to share some reflections on the past year including our acquisition, and some updates as we move into 2020. 

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Three Ways Indoor Maps Do More for Complex Retail Buildings

by Chris Wiegand on 10/24/19 9:55 AM

The post "Three Ways Indoor Maps Do More for Complex Retail Buildings" appeared first on Street Fight Magazine.

"Indoor maps and location-aware technologies have been increasingly incorporated into retail spaces for the better part of a decade. In large, complex shopping malls and department stores, innovations in digital signage and personal mobile devices have been met with an increase in the adoption of indoor maps to provide indoor wayfinding."

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What to Expect From 5G and IoT for Smart Spaces

by Chris Wiegand on 5/23/19 2:19 PM

The post "What to Expect from 5G and IoT for Smart Spaces" appeared first on the IBM Internet of Things blog.

"It’s impossible to avoid the buzz around 5G networks as governments, telecommunications providers and vendors vie over who will lead the next generation of mobile internet connectivity. 5G promises to offer significantly faster speeds and more reliable connection to mobile devices than any network before it. That said, 5G is about more than fast internet. The exponential growth in the capacity to carry more data faster will push unparalleled growth in Internet of Things (IoT) technology projects."

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The Promises and Predictions Around 5G, AI and IoT - the Connectivity Trinity

by Chris Wiegand on 4/2/19 9:59 AM

If you followed any of the conversation around Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19), you would have seen a lot of buzz around what’s being dubbed the ‘intelligent connectivity trinity,’ comprised of 5G, AI, and IoT. The broader theme of MWC19, Intelligent Connectivity, speaks to the maturation of the 5G conversation as it shifts to examine the broader implications 5G will have on network management and IoT use cases.

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HIMSS19 Takeaway: Interoperability is Key to Creating Exceptional Patient Experiences

by Chris Wiegand on 2/21/19 2:26 PM

Last week, I was present as HIMSS19 took over Orlando with thousands of healthcare providers and technology professionals converging to discuss innovation and emerging technologies in healthcare. The excitement around the newly unveiled information blocking rule has increased the push for vendor interoperability and while the healthcare industry is certainly rife with legacy technology, sensitive data, and bureaucracy, it is on the precipice of monumental change. In recent years, we’ve seen hospitals and healthcare facilities taking small steps towards holistic digital healthcare delivery, and after such an exciting week at HIMSS19, I expect we’re going to see them take bigger strides towards a healthcare landscape which has fully embraced innovation and is well on its way to harnessing the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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