Other indoor positioning systems require the use of expensive external hardware and costly maintenance fees.
To ensure maximum coverage of the indoor space, multiple beacons, tags, and other hardware need to be installed throughout the facility for accurate indoor positioning. To give you an idea, generally, five Bluetooth Beacons are needed for every 150 square meters to ensure full coverage.
This process of installation can be time-consuming and costly. The initial purchase of the hardware in addition to the maintenance costs and battery replacement can really start to add up.
Sends satellite signals to your phone to determine location. Although a great choice for outdoor navigation it falls short for indoor positioning.
Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons transfer data one way to your phone in order to find your position relative to the Beacon.
Uses magnetic sensor data from your smartphone to find objects or people inside your space.
Short radio pulses are transmitted every few nanoseconds to obtain location positioning. In general, most smartphones do not have UWB receivers, so it is typically only available using specialized hardware which is very expensive
The technologies mentioned above are common options for use in location-based services; although there are many other technologies that exist. Click on a technology to learn more:
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