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


Adding IP Cameras to Your Indoor Positioning System

Adding IP Cameras to Your Indoor Positioning System

Especially in logistics and security, it is worthwhile to have an indoor positioning system complemented by external cameras.


Object Identification Using RFID

Object Identification Using RFID

RFID is one of the most versatile technologies in the field of indoor localization and can be used in nearly every industry. But how does an RFID system work and what advantages does it offer?

infsoft Locator Nodes: Modular All-Rounders for Indoor Positioning

infsoft Locator Nodes: Modular All-Rounders for Indoor Positioning

The applications in which indoor positioning is used are becoming more and more diverse. That’s why we at infsoft have developed our hardware with the aim of making our indoor solutions usable for a variety of application scenarios.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.