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Smart Connected Locations – How infsoft Makes Location Based Data Valuable by Connecting Them

Smart Connected Locations – How infsoft Makes Location Based Data Valuable by Connecting Them

“smart connected locations” is infsoft’s guiding principle and at the same time the name of our platform, which collects, integrates, connects, prepares and provides location based data (devices and geographic information). We are happy to explain what it is all about.

Digital Services in Shopping Centers Are Highly Requested

Digital Services in Shopping Centers Are Highly Requested

A recent study shows: digital services such as mobile navigation are much sought after by clients of shopping centers.

Indoor Tracking Using Beacons or RFID – What Are the Differences?

Indoor Tracking Using Beacons or RFID – What Are the Differences?

Frequently, clients or prospective customers ask us which tracking hardware we would recommend for indoor positioning: beacons or RFID. As always, it depends on the requirements and circumstances on site. However, in most cases the decision is pro beacons, because RFID is not suitable for extensive indoor positioning but rather for selective object identification.

Mobile Shopping Solutions at Airports and Railway Stations – Two Use Cases from Our Clients

Mobile Shopping Solutions at Airports and Railway Stations – Two Use Cases from Our Clients

Digitalization is a major topic for stationary trading at the moment. There are constantly new developments and trends in this field. If city centers and shopping malls cross your mind when thinking about retail, you might not be wrong. But you forget about some big players: Meanwhile, airports and railway stations are among the largest shopping centers.

The Role of Hardware in Indoor Positioning Projects

The Role of Hardware in Indoor Positioning Projects

Indoor positioning and indoor navigation are strongly marked by software products: For example in order to create a digital map, to calibrate routes, to evaluate results and to give users access via app. But as soon as it comes to choosing the suitable positioning technology, hardware plays an important role.

How to Configure and Install Beacons Correctly

How to Configure and Install Beacons Correctly

By now, there are 4 beacon standards: iBeacon by Apple, Eddystone by Google, UriBeacon and Altbeacon. iBeacons still constitute the main part, but Eddystone constantly gains market share because of its interesting features. In this blog post we answer the question how iBeacons can be configured and how to install all kinds of beacons in the best possible way at a location.

infsoft @ Holmhacks – Review of Hackathon@HOLM

infsoft @ Holmhacks – Review of Hackathon@HOLM

Our team took part in Hackathon@HOLM in Frankfurt last weekend (4.-6.3.2016). Deutsche Bahn, Frankfurt Airport (Fraport), Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) and Operational Services were partners of the event. 13 teams made use of the offered APIs and within 36 hours developed apps which can facilitate travelling.

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?

White Paper on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Basics

White Paper on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Basics

We have published a white paper featuring our latest blog posts about indoor positioning and indoor navigation technologies and use cases.

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.

Client-Based and Server-Based Indoor Positioning

Client-Based and Server-Based Indoor Positioning

Client-based/server-based positioning: What are the differences and which method is suitable for which application scenario?

Techniques for Client-Based Indoor Positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC Compared

Techniques for Client-Based Indoor Positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC Compared

Indoor positioning technologies for client-based solutions - which one is perfect for you?

The Basics of Indoor Navigation: infsoft Launches New Information Portal

The Basics of Indoor Navigation: infsoft Launches New Information Portal

Today, we would like to introduce our new wiki about indoor navigation to you. The website went online on November 3rd – it was completed on the very day of the 10th anniversary of infsoft. Our small present to ourselves was a great deal of work – but we are sure it was worth it. At www.indoornavigation.com you can now find an information portal which explains the most important basics of indoor navigation. Due to the vast number of positioning technologies and the dynamically changing technical environment in this area, it is not so easy to gain an overview.