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Learn more about the latest development in the fields of indoor positioning, indoor navigation and indoor tracking.


Indoor navigation with Android and iOS devices – what are the differences and fields of application?

Indoor navigation with Android and iOS devices – what are the differences and fields of application?

Finding the most suitable positioning technology is the critical success factor for indoor navigation projects. The most common ones are Bluetooth-Low-Energy (BLE) beacons and WiFi. But which technology is the best for each mobile OS?

Whitepaper on indoor positioning and indoor navigation basics

Whitepaper on indoor positioning and indoor navigation basics

We have published a whitepaper featuring our latest blog posts about indoor positioning and indoor navigation technologies and use cases. We want to give you an overview and help you start your project. Indoor navigation projects can be realized in multiple industries, for example railway stations, airports, trade fairs, shopping centers (retail), office, industry areas and tourism. Have a look at the slides - we hope you can profit from it.

Indoor positioning and indoor navigation: 7 use cases

Indoor positioning and indoor navigation: 7 use cases

We show you 7 use cases for indoor positioning and indoor navigation projects. The use cases include hospitals, trade fairs, office, industry, parking, retail and transport.

Client based indoor positioning technologies compared – 3 alternatives to GPS

Client based indoor positioning technologies compared – 3 alternatives to GPS

Indoor navigation doesn't work with GPS - as you all know. Here is a short overview of 3 alternatives to GPS inside buildings. We have published a couple of detailed blog posts about this topic before. So if you want, check them out:

Beacons and positioning technology in tourism

Beacons and positioning technology in tourism

The tourism industry has to find new ways to acquire customers, to bind them and to increase margins. There is high competitive pressure and price transparency – holiday destinations seem to be interchangeable. Mobile apps connected with positioning technologies are one possibility to stand out from competitors, increase additional sales, occupy new niches and bind customers.

Merry Christmas from infsoft

Merry Christmas from infsoft

Merry Christmas from infsoft!

Indoor navigation & indoor positioning using Bluetooth

Indoor navigation & indoor positioning using Bluetooth

During the last couple of years, there was a lot going on on the Bluetooth market. The technology itself is not new; the functionality of Bluetooth has been well-known since the 1990s. But it was only in recent years that whole new application scenarios have occurred, originating from the energy saving Bluetooth version BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Smart). Apple with its iBeacons and just recently Google with its Eddystone Beacons have got the market moving furthermore.

Indoor tracking of people and objects – this is how it works

Indoor tracking of people and objects – this is how it works

indoor tracking solutionsIndoor location tracking and indoor positioning of people and objects are getting more relevant for companies from various industries. There are two ways to realize it: client based and server based tracking. Learn more about the differences and which method is suitable for your use case.

Indoor navigation with beacons – how to use them in the most intelligent way

Indoor navigation with beacons – how to use them in the most intelligent way

Indoor navigation using beacons is suitable for many purposes and has a lot of advantages. Many of our customers work with beacons. But there are always some frequently asked questions and uncertainties. In this article we would like to answer some questions concerning range, accuracy, application scenarios and battery life and show you different types of beacons. Furthermore, we tell you more about Beacon Alive, infsoft's beacon management platform for large spaces.

infsoft supports “Aktion Mensch” with lottery tickets as Christmas gifts

infsoft supports “Aktion Mensch” with lottery tickets as Christmas gifts

Christmas is just around the corner and many companies want to thank their business partners for cooperation during the last year. Usually, companies send their partners and clients writing sets, wine, sweets or Christmas decoration for that purpose.