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Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location based services using VLC (visible light communication)

Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location based services using VLC (visible light communication)

In the recent blog posts we have already introduced the most common methods for indoor positioning: WiFi and Bluetooth. Both are already being used in various scenarios and have proved to be successful. VLC (visible light communication) is a new, interesting method which is about to reach market maturity.

Indoor navigation using WiFi as a positioning technology

Indoor navigation using WiFi as a positioning technology

Inside buildings WiFi is a good alternative to GPS, which is not available indoors. In most cases it is easy to install a WiFi positioning system (WPS), since WiFi access points already exist in many buildings. The advantage is that for example existing cash register systems, public hotspots and access points of shops or exhibitors can be used. The user doesn’t necessarily have to connect with the WiFi, it is sufficient to have WiFi enabled.

"Indoor GPS" - techniques for indoor positioning without using GPS

Positioning and navigation using smartphones are very beneficial in everyday life. Where would we be without the friendly voice of google maps which shows us the way wherever we are? But, wait a moment, everywhere is not quite correct. GPS reception quickly reaches its limits, for example in tunnels, parking garages, under a cloud cover, in the forest, in urban canyons, inside buildings – in brief: GPS driven navigation does not work where there is no visual contact to several GPS satellites. And there is another problem: With GPS it is not possible to determine the floor level a device is located on. But there are some possibilities to put such an “indoor GPS” into practice.

Indoor navigation and location based services for office and industry

Indoor navigation and location based services for office and industry

Indoor positioning and indoor navigation can make the management of large offices and industry buildings a lot easier and employees can also benefit from it. For example, you can track assets or people, support the security service and offer your staff an employee app.

FRA App of Frankfurt Airport has a new feature: The sign translator!

FRA App of Frankfurt Airport has a new feature: The sign translator!

The FRA App of Frankfurt Airport, created by infsoft got an update these days.The new version 2.4 now has an integrated sign translator. Travelers can scan the signage, which is in English and German, and their smartphone app will translate it into Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean or Spanish.

Location based services and indoor navigation in railway stations

Location based services and indoor navigation in railway stations

Modern railway stations must satisfy high requirements: Of course it is extremely important that passengers reach their destination fast and safe. Especially people with reduced mobility may welcome support. The large number of merchants wishes for a good platform to present themselves and the possibility to realize location based advertising. For the station operator a lot of opportunities arise considering facility management.

Location based services and indoor navigation in airports

Location based services and indoor navigation in airports

When people want to go on holiday by plane most of them are both full of anticipation and tension. Business travelers want to keep the waiting times to a minimum and make good use of it. As an airport operator it is your goal to offer passengers a trouble-free and comfortable stay. Shops and restaurants wish for passengers who have enough free time to consume.

infsoft's summer barbecue

infsoft's summer barbecue

infsoft had a nice summer barbecue with employees and their families.

Google presents its new beacon system Eddystone - new standard is fully compatible with all solutions by infsoft

Google presents its new beacon system Eddystone - new standard is fully compatible with all solutions by infsoft

In the mid of July 2015 Google has presented its own beacon system. The company now offers a competing product for Apple’s iBeacons, which have appeared on the market about two years ago.

Indoor navigation and location based services for shopping centers

Indoor navigation and location based services for shopping centers

Going to a mall is a great experience. There is a large and immediately available selection of goods, very good advice and always a nice café or restaurant to take a break. In summary, shopping in a mall is great fun. It is in the interest of shops and operators that customers discover new and relevant stores and restaurants.