Indoor Positioning Solution (IPS)

Indoor positioning, an evolving technology, can be leveraged to ascertain the exact indoor position of a user. It works even in locations where GPS signal is weak and satellite-based tracking is ine­ffective.

Aricent off­ers IPS that enables clients to provide precise positioning co-ordinates. Our solution takes advantage of technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and sensors on mobile devices to provide accurate positioning inside buildings or indoor areas. Our clients can leverage this solution to provide personalized o­ffers, real-time information, navigational support and connectivity with people in close proximity and support to gather user analytics. The solution uses Bluetooth tags for proximity-based sensing and Wi-Fi network to determine users’ positions. The accuracy of the solution is further improved with sensors on mobile devices like accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.

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Indoor Positioning Solution (IPS)

Indoor positioning, an evolving technology, can be leveraged to ascertain the exact indoor position of a user. It works even in locations where GPS signal is weak and satellite-based tracking is ine­ffective.

Aricent off­ers IPS that enables clients to provide precise positioning co-ordinates. Our solution takes advantage of technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and sensors on mobile devices to provide accurate positioning inside buildings or indoor areas. Our clients can leverage this solution to provide personalized o­ffers, real-time information, navigational support and connectivity with people in close proximity and support to gather user analytics. The solution uses Bluetooth tags for proximity-based sensing and Wi-Fi network to determine users’ positions. The accuracy of the solution is further improved with sensors on mobile devices like accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.

Features

Tracking

The solution facilitates position tracking using the following ways:

  • Bluetooth low energy (BLE)-based location tracking that works on Android and iOS platforms
  • Wi-Fi-based location tracking done in two ways using Wi-Fi trilateration and signal fingerprinting techniques to track the location
  • Network-based location tracking using the GMLC node in the network to determine the location
  • Mobile sensors like gyroscopes /magnetometer to track the direction of movement and accelerometer to track users’ steps

Content Definition

The solution provides an option of uploading content types, such as images, text, videos and html. There is also an option of editing content using a rich text editor.

Floor Map Integration

The solution displays 2D floor map images with Cartesian co-ordinates. It provides an admin interface to upload the floor map. Integration with third-party indoor maps is supported and there is also a provision to key walking paths in the map.

Point of Interest (POI) Setup

This solution provides an option of adding/updating a new POI, which can be defined either by providing X and Y co-ordinates or by marking point, radius and labels in the floor map. POIs are of two types — access points (beacons, Wi-Fi and BLE) and areas (entry door, exit door, pantry, conference rooms and cubicle).

Dynamic Messaging using Rule Engine

The solution provides an option of displaying dynamic content to users depending on physical location, IN and OUT movements, demographics and device types. It also supports real-time as well as offline user analytics.

Alerts and Notifications

Our solution supports alerts and notifications through text messages, emails and push notifications.

Navigation

IPS provides an option of navigating from current location to the desired POI. This is achieved using floor map, compass, accelerometer, Dijkstra algorithm and/or Wi-Fi-based location tracking for real-time navigation. Further, user location is tuned in using mobile device sensors.

Security

The solution is highly secured and mandates the use of login credentials and role-based access. Also, with multi-tenancy feature, each tenant has its unique, secured set of data elements, and also application infrastructure is shared.

Benefits

  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced time to deployment of LBS
  • Reduced CAPEX
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Vendor on-boarding
  • Proven algorithms
  • REST services to facilitate application development
  • Real-time user analytics

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