Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) is built to overcome the limitations of GPS. Though the solution has been adopted more slowly due to technical limitations and infrastructure costs, the precision is drastically improved to a few centimeters while compared to a GPS.
IPS technology utilizes a large variety of technologies and interconnected devices such as smartphones, WiFi, Bluetooth, digital cameras and some other purpose-built installations strategically placed in a defined place to achieve location accuracy of up to 20-30cm. IPS has broad applications in commercial, public, military, retail, and inventory tracking industries. For instance, employees can virtually check for available conference rooms, customers can locate products or navigate through a mall precisely using IPS technology.
There is no ‘one size fits for all’ approach for implementation of IPS solutions as the applicability of IPS depends on multi-dimensional requirements like area dimensions, accuracy needs, the material used in the physical environment, architectural complications and scope. Despite the growing acceptance of Indoor Positioning systems in continuously more diversified industries, many are still hesitant to adopt this technology due to the flood of different technological requirements e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth Beacons, Ultra-wideband, Ultra-sound, etc.,
This edition of CIO Applications features the “Top 10 Indoor Positioning Solution Providers 2019” showcasing companies that have drastically changed the facilities management landscape with their best-in-class product offerings. A team of highly qualified industry experts, CIOs, and CTOs along with the editorial team of CIO Applications have assessed firms in the space, and have shortlisted the organizations that are mitigating the challenges in the multiple industry spectrums by enabling IT teams at these companies with celestial technological solutions that enhance their operations.