Is 2016 the year of the beacons? At Senion Lab, we certainly expect it will be as technologies like Indoor Positioning Systems help make a smart business case for beacons. But don’t take our word for it. Industry watchers at ABI Research is saying so, too.
Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) typically are put in place with the idea of helping end consumers navigate a space – such as patients in a hospital, shoppers in a mall or drivers in a parking garage – but to fully leverage an IPS installation it’s worth exploring what other business functions can benefit from the IPS.
At its core, technology that helps us understand where people and things are located inside buildings boils down to two basic concepts: either knowing when a user is in close proximity to a certain point, or being able to ascertain the user’s position regardless of his or her location within the building. The former relates to Proximity Systems and the latter to Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS).
Today we're adding another whitepaper to the collection; Choosing the Right Beacon. This paper elaborates on the role beacons play in Indoor Positioning Systems, and what to look for in a beacon if you intend to use it for indoor positioning.
Last week we presented an updated version of our more retail-oriented whitepaper Surprising and Delighting Consumers. It’s amazing to see such an interest in IPS, LBS and how these technologies can be used to enhance the customer experience. Really, wow!
Today, the time has come to update another whitepaper of ours – Indoor Positioning 101.
In a new video we present a short introduction to the world of Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS). The video is meant to explain the core basics of our Indoor Positioning System in an informative and easy way for those who are new to the concept.