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Indoor Positioning - Examples of Use

Have a look at the multiple application examples you can realize with the means of indoor positioning.


Investigation of Bicycle Theft

Investigation of Bicycle Theft

In the Belgian city of Mechelen, many bicycles are stolen. The police there sought a solution to retrieve the bicycles, to convict the perpetrators and to reduce the number of thefts in the long run.

Position Determination and Runway Analysis of Goods and Floor Conveyors in Industrial Areas

Position Determination and Runway Analysis of Goods and Floor Conveyors in Industrial Areas

In a warehouse or production facility, thousands of goods have to be processed by vehicles (forklifts, pallet trucks, telescopic forklifts, driverless transport vehicles, prime movers, etc.). The runways aren't always perfect, there are many empty runs. It also happens that the exact position of vehicles and goods is unknown or that wares are not delivered in time. Thus, production might have to be interrupted or extended, which is very expensive.

Evacuation of Employees and Visitors on Industrial Areas

Evacuation of Employees and Visitors on Industrial Areas

Several hundreds of employees and visitors are on a large and partial complex factory site. In case of emergency the plant management wants to determine the number and position of people still in the building.

Inventory of Economic Assets on Company Premises

Inventory of Economic Assets on Company Premises

There is a large company premise on which economic assets (i.e. PCs, office furniture, vehicles) should be inventoried. The management would like to determine the position of objects at any time.

Preventing and Investigating Criminal Offences

Preventing and Investigating Criminal Offences

The police and the damaged party would like to prevent and investigate crimes and vandalism. Indoor positioning technology can help.

Position Determination of Steel Ladles in a Steel Mill

Position Determination of Steel Ladles in a Steel Mill

In a steel mill there are approximately 10 steel ladles which move around carrying liquid steel. The solution should display the position of the steel ladles on a digital map.

Analyzing Visitor Flows at a Major Sports Event

Analyzing Visitor Flows at a Major Sports Event

At an international sports event with 10,000 participants there is a separate area for athletes where they can inform and supply themselves. Organizers want to analyze the visitors' itineraries.

Indoor Positioning of Cars in a Car Showroom

Indoor Positioning of Cars in a Car Showroom

A car showroom offers between 500 and 1000 used cars on 47,000 square meters. Both salespersons and clients have problems finding cars that conform to certain criteria (model, mileage status, year of manufacture, power). Moreover, it is to be measured how long individual cars have been waiting for a buyer. Clients should have the possibility to get advice outside business hours.

Measuring the Rail Wagon Utilization in Rail Traffic

Measuring the Rail Wagon Utilization in Rail Traffic

A railway company runs several hundred passenger trains. The operator uses expensive and inaccurate systems in order to forecast the utilization and make the correct number of trains and staff available.

Positioning of Wagons in a Maintenance Facility

Positioning of Wagons in a Maintenance Facility

A railway company has a large workshop hall, where wagons are parked on tracks in order to repair them. Because of the size of the area and the high number of trains, the technicians have problems finding the train they want to work with. In addition it should be avoided that wagons impend each other from leaving the hall.

Positioning of Medical Equipment in a Clinic

Positioning of Medical Equipment in a Clinic

A large clinical complex with several hundreds of thousands square meters has a lot of departments. Those departments on the one hand share certain medical equipment, for example a mobile X-ray machine. Indoor positioning services help to locate that medical equipment.

Tracking and Navigation of Floor Conveyors in Industrial Environments

Tracking and Navigation of Floor Conveyors in Industrial Environments

Floor conveyors (forklifts, pallet trucks, telescopic forklifts, driverless transport vehicles, prime movers, etc.) have to be tracked in an industrial environment. They deliver goods to production and logistics. When they are late or leave the path, expensive bottlenecks occur. Employees should be enabled to control the processes and intervene before any damage is done. Additionally, it is desired to have a back channel to the driver and to reduce training effort and mistakes.