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


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, WiFi, Bluetooth and VLC compared

Techniques for client based indoor positioning – GPS, WiFi, 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.