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Characteristics of an Ideal University With an IPSCharacteristics of an Ideal University With an IPSFebruary 22, 2023

Universities and colleges around the world work hard to get the message out to potential students that their campus is superior to the rest. Students, on the other hand, are searching for the best campus; one where they feel comfortable and can thrive and achieve their education goals. So what are the characteristics of an…

The Benefits of Accessibility Technology in the WorkplaceThe Benefits of Accessibility Technology in the WorkplaceFebruary 22, 2023

We live in a world of inclusivity, where people of all abilities are a part of the working realm, able to shine using their individual talents. But, it’s not always easy for employees with accessibility needs. Employers want to do everything possible to meet employees’ needs and accessibility technology today can certainly help to make…

The Perks of Using Geotargeting TechnologyThe Perks of Using Geotargeting TechnologyFebruary 19, 2023

Within the next year, it’s predicted there will be at least 5 billion mobile phone users around the globe. As businesses and marketers try to reach this growing audience, location-based approaches like geotargeting have come into their own. This guide will explain what geotargeting is and how to geotarget to get more attention from your…

Working from the Office vs. Working from Home or Both?Working from the Office vs. Working from Home or Both?February 15, 2023

A New Work Model Is Changing How Businesses Think About the Office COVID-19 drastically changed how we work, from communicating with colleagues to collaborating on projects. These effects have had a definite impact on the way businesses are currently functioning. From remote working to increased automation, companies have had to adapt quickly to survive and…

Trade Show Marketing Tips: 5 Ways to Attract and Retain the Best ExhibitorsTrade Show Marketing Tips: 5 Ways to Attract and Retain the Best ExhibitorsFebruary 12, 2023

Trade shows and exhibitions are often considered a necessary obligation in the business world. They are expensive to attend for both attendees and exhibitors. Many debates whether they are even useful in today’s digital world. But, especially post-pandemic, few can deny the value of face-to-face interactions. The energy a good trade show can create to…

Technology is at the Forefront of Ways to Modernize MuseumsTechnology is at the Forefront of Ways to Modernize MuseumsJanuary 17, 2023

COVID-19 affected the museum landscape in a myriad of ways. The pandemic forced museums to close their doors to the public for years, which had a quantifiable impact economically and emotionally. But as the old adage goes, “when one door closes, another door of opportunity opens.” And for museums, that opportunity has included digitalization, offering…

What is Digital Wayfinding and Why Does It MatterWhat is Digital Wayfinding and Why Does It MatterJanuary 12, 2023

Digital wayfinding and interactive wayfinding software are quickly replacing the need for physical maps and signage for indoor navigation today, making digital wayfinding synonymous with intelligent indoor navigation. Here’s how this technology works and the benefits it offers. What is Digital Wayfinding? Whether you’re inside a building or on a sprawling campus with multiple permanent…

What is Fingerprint Positioning – Advantages and Disadvantages and How Does it Work?What is Fingerprint Positioning – Advantages and Disadvantages and How Does it Work?December 26, 2022

Location Fingerprinting – Pros, Cons, and Alternatives What factors would you consider when choosing an indoor positioning system provider? If you want to integrate a dynamic floor plan with a blue dot navigation provider, you need to ensure accuracy, scalability, and flexibility. Technology has evolved over the years and some have proven to be more…

What is 5G Indoor Positioning and How Does It Work?What is 5G Indoor Positioning and How Does It Work?December 12, 2022

How Does 5G Indoor Positioning Work? 5G indoor positioning uses the wireless communications infrastructure. The 5G device sends a signal to nearby 5G access points with a timestamp. The amount of data transmitted is tiny and uses virtually no bandwidth. Each 5G receiver gets signals at a slightly different time, and from there it’s possible…

5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Shifting to Mobile-First Workplace5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Shifting to Mobile-First WorkplaceAugust 09, 2022

Gone are the days when employees drove to offices braving an ocean of traffic, inclement weather, and pollution. Office work is dead, some say whether or not it is true, the rise of a mobile-first workplace is no longer a myth. The revolution has begun and employee experience seems to be the focal point of…

What Is Indoor Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?What Is Indoor Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?August 03, 2022

We’ve all heard of the term “data” in many situations from time to time and when it comes to business growth, data of all kinds can be of utmost importance. One of the most sought-after data-based innovations for physical businesses is indoor intelligence. With the help of an indoor intelligence company, many businesses are investing…

Asset Tracking: How It Works & Its BenefitsAsset Tracking: How It Works & Its BenefitsMay 31, 2022

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about assets? Firstly, for most people, assets are the most expensive possessions like a house or other kinds of investments. Businesses, on the other hand, they can be assets such as equipment or vehicles. Moreover, these assets would prove to be of greater value…

What is RTLS? How does it Work and What are its Applications?What is RTLS? How does it Work and What are its Applications?May 25, 2022

With the increasing demand to improve how industries function at large, many kinds of technologies are being introduced to the market. But, whether it is workforce management or handling assets in a product-based industry, organizations have a lot on their hands. Consequently, this is the reason why the RTLS system was designed. So, we will…

How to Create Exceptional Tenant Experience with Location Technology in 2024How to Create Exceptional Tenant Experience with Location Technology in 2024May 20, 2022

With the advent of smart buildings, flexible workspaces, and modern expectations on the part of tenants, the commercial leasing market has taken a turn into the digital future. We no longer just rent space; we contract a 360-degree user experience comprised of spaces and services. Occupants are no longer the subordinate in a landlord-tenant hierarchy;…

Infrared Technology: Useful for Indoor Positioning Services (IPS)?Infrared Technology: Useful for Indoor Positioning Services (IPS)?May 14, 2022

First discovered in 1800 by William Herschel, infrared “light” is a type of electromagnetic radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum. It is invisible to the human eye, and it is mostly produced by heat. That’s why infrared technology has long been used in technologies like thermal imaging tools or in telescopes used by astronomers to study…

Wayfinding in Hospitals:  What Are the Benefits and How to Improve ItWayfinding in Hospitals: What Are the Benefits and How to Improve ItMay 14, 2022

Let’s face it, few places are more confusing and anxiety-causing than airports and hospitals. Between the two, it’s probably fair to say that hospitals take top prize in confusion, wasted time and stress. So how can we improve the way the overall patient experience? One of the most important ways is through effective wayfinding in…

Why Hospital Wayfinding is EssentialWhy Hospital Wayfinding is EssentialSeptember 30, 2021

Hospital wayfinding is a serious customer and patient relations issue for hospitals and medical facilities. Why? Because patients and visitors, inside and outside the facility, are usually in a heightened state of anxiety and are thus worried about finding their way to their intended destination.  For first-time visitors and patients, this heightened state of anxiety…

What is Geo Conquesting and How Does it Work?What is Geo Conquesting and How Does it Work?September 22, 2021

The fight for brand loyalty is more competitive now than ever before. 73% of today’s shoppers are willing to consider a new brand if they experience poor product quality, a lack of selection, or better prices elsewhere. Consumers can always be swayed by a new brand with superior customer service. Brands can also attract new…