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


Smart Office Solutions

Smart Office Solutions

Smart offices are beneficial to businesses as well as to their employees. In this article, several applications for smart offices and the used technologies are described.

Getting the Most out of Bluetooth Beacons: Angle of Arrival Technology

Getting the Most out of Bluetooth Beacons: Angle of Arrival Technology

Angle of Arrival (AoA) is an emerging technology that indicates the direction of the signal sources and allows for advanced beacon-based asset tracking solutions.

How Tracking Solutions Benefit the Tunnel Industry

How Tracking Solutions Benefit the Tunnel Industry

This article shows possible applications of positioning and condition sensors in the tunnel industry.

The Use of Tracking Solutions in Industrial Environments

The Use of Tracking Solutions in Industrial Environments

In industrial applications, a large number of sensor technologies are used to improve processes and make them more efficient. With the help of tracking solutions, processes can not only be optimized in production facilities, but also the working environment of people can be made more efficient and more pleasant.

Choosing the Right Beacon Strategy

Choosing the Right Beacon Strategy

Are you planning to implement Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons in your company? Then it is important to know which beacon strategy is required for your company. A clear definition of your goals is the first and most important phase in planning. This is where the decision is made as to whether the project is to be carried out successfully and in line with requirements.

Technologies for Server-Based Indoor Positioning Compared: Wi-Fi vs. BLE vs. UWB vs. RFID

Technologies for Server-Based Indoor Positioning Compared: Wi-Fi vs. BLE vs. UWB vs. RFID

There is a wide variety of technologies on which server-based indoor positioning systems can be based. In this blog post, we introduce you to the most common ones – Wi-Fi, BLE, UWB and RFID – and point out benefits and obstacles respectively.

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.

 Security and Privacy in Indoor Positioning

Security and Privacy in Indoor Positioning

One of the questions most frequently asked by customers and prospective customers is the security and privacy level of our solutions. Learn more about this important topic.

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.