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


Eva Gaudlitz
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2016 Was so Exciting – infsoft Looks Back

2016 Was so Exciting – infsoft Looks Back

This is the end-of-the-year review by infsoft: new technologies, partnerships and marketing channels were the determining issues of this year.

New Info Portal about Ultra-wideband

New Info Portal about Ultra-wideband

infsoft has published a new info portal about indoor positioning with Ultra-wideband.

New: the infsoft LocAware platform®

New: the infsoft LocAware platform®

infsoft interconnects its tools in an overlapping platform. Say hello to the new infsoft LocAware platform®

Indoor Positioning and the Office of the Future

Indoor Positioning and the Office of the Future

“Smart Workspace“, “Free Seating“ and Industry 4.0 are terms that signalize that work environments are changing, common office concepts have to transform and the vision of the office of the future has become quite real. Many companies already react to those new trends and work on the modern workplace for knowledge workers. Lufthansa, Adidas, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Siemens and ADAC already have put their concepts into practice. The latest office of the future has been created by Microsoft.

Internet of Things and Indoor Positioning – This Is How You Can Profit from Combining Them

Internet of Things and Indoor Positioning – This Is How You Can Profit from Combining Them

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major technology trends of the past years. The main difference between IoT and “the Internet” which we have known for 25 years now is that devices, not people, communicate with each other.

Indoor SDKs by infsoft – Implement our IPS Technology Easily

Indoor SDKs by infsoft – Implement our IPS Technology Easily

Cooperation with developers plays a major role for us. Everyone who would like to get a license for our software should have the possibility to examine it intensively in advance. The infsoft developer portal gives you the opportunity to do this. It includes the infsoft SDKs (software development kits) and the possibility to test our tools free of charge. Registering at https://developers.infsoft.com is the first step towards becoming more familiar with everything.

Digital Technologies Improve Travels by Air – what Passengers Wish for

Digital Technologies Improve Travels by Air – what Passengers Wish for

The travel chain is becoming more and more digital. A recent study by Bitkom focuses on the question, which digital services passengers desire. Read more about it and learn about the features which the Frankfurt Airport App already offers.

Asset Tracking and Analytics: Hardware for Indoor Tracking

Asset Tracking and Analytics: Hardware for Indoor Tracking

Indoor Tracking, that is locating persons and objects inside buildings, is in high demand. There are multiple application scenarios.

infsoft Summer Celebration 2016

infsoft Summer Celebration 2016

infsoft had another summer celebration with employees and families who spent some great time together.

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: