Indoor positioning systems (IPS) can most easily be explained as GPS for indoor locations. It is a technology that allows users to accurately pinpoint the location of people or assets inside a building using smartphones, mobile devices or other sensors.
Using a variety of internal smartphone sensors, IPS technology detects and tracks data about a device’s location. This location data is ingested by the positioning system generating accurate coordinates which are displayed on an indoor map.
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Our technology agnostic architecture gives you the flexibility to choose the right indoor positioning solution for your needs. Leverage existing infrastructure or work with one of our ecosystem partners to incorporate real-time indoor location and positioning services. When combined with our indoor mapping platform, users can create smart indoor spaces with multi-dimensional, interactive maps and real-time location information. Here are some thing to consider when exploring indoor positioning systems:
Real-time indoor positioning systems can locate people and objects with an accuracy radius around 2 meters and without latency. So accurate and reliable, organizations can rely on positioning technology to help visually impaired users navigate complex buildings.
Many positioning systems leverage AI technology to enable and accelerate the positioning setup process. This enables users to quickly create accurate IPS maps eliminating any manual input required to digitally fingerprint an indoor space.
Access location based services inside a building regardless of internet connectivity. Maps are downloaded and cached after an initial load for offline use. Positioning calculations are performed on a user’s mobile device through sensor fusion and are accurately provided to the application for use.
Like GPS, indoor positioning solutions should offers a steady blue dot experience with snap-to-grid functionality, eliminating any ‘ghosting’ or ‘jumpiness’.
Advanced technology automatically detects when a user enters or leaves a building or changes floors, and seamlessly switches over to the relevant map.
By combining outdoor GPS and indoor positioning, you can create full journey experiences from outdoors to inside a building.
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Indoor positioning can lead to power drain issues. Many providers leverage technology that optimize battery life and do not slow down devices.