Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
IPS systems allow users to navigate indoor spaces through the deployment of Bluetooth LE beacons. These beacons inform custom applications – delivering the blue dot experience to users. With the right software and visualizations, the uses for IPS are boundless. IPS relies on Bluetooth LE beacons and tri-lateration between the beacons and a user’s bluetooth-enabled smart device. These systems invole tagging individuals, assets, and points of interest with Bluetooth LE beacons which are then monitored by a system of stationary gateways. Through a custom application on their smart device, users can navigate indoor spaces with ease while interacting with points of interest.
Safe Workplace Navigation
Indoor Positioning Systems enable employees to navigate facilities with confidence. When the location and status of assets and equipment is displayed in real-time, employees will no longer need to perform repetitive equipment checks, nor enter potentially hazardous areas. Beacons come equipped with sensors which monitor temperature, acceleration, humidty, atmospheric pressure, and ambient light. These sensors can alert personnel to equipment failures and malfunctions. By integrating beacons into a workspace, employees – both seasoned and in training – can recieve location-dependent prompts on how to perform involved and potentially dangerous tasks.
Key Benefits: Employee Tracking and Allocation, Ambient Sensor Monitoring, Safety alerts
Wayfinding in Airports and Train Stations
Bluetooth powered Indoor Positioning Systems allow travelers to perform self-check ins, purchase tickets, and navigate throughout gates, platforms, and tunnel systems. IPS automates access to information such as gate changes, delays, or route updates. Using an application, passengers can easily find the right gate or bus terminal through blue dot visualization. Points of interest such as ATMs, restrooms, ticket booths, and accessible routes can be marked out in the map application. A good application will take advantage of the full functionality of beacon deployments to send travelers contextual offers to upsell sponsored products and services, to gather anonymous consumer data, and to offer mobile ticket sales and self-registrations.
Key Benefits: Wayfinding, Accessibility, Self-Registrations, Travel Updates
Indoor Positioning Systems are perfect for museums, gardens, and public venues, allowing patrons to navigate to points of interest at their own pace and to interact digitally with physical exhibits and monuments. Organizations choose BLE positioning systems to provide location-dependent narratives to their visitors. Facilities with retail space use the versatility of beacons to deliver contextual offers, advertisements, loyalty programs, and navigation services to patrons. For organizations, the analytical reports based off of user interactions are critical for informing layout and staffing choices. The success of exhibits can be measured by dwell times and layouts can be optimized to pique patron’s interest.
Key Benefits: Analytics, Improved Guest Experience, Navigation