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Quick Start: Indoor Positioning Systems

Indoor positioning systems (IPS) enable locating the position of objects or people within buildings. Since GPS is unreliable in interior spaces because there is no visual contact with the GPS satellites, an IPS (indoor positioning system) must use other positioning methods. These include, for example, the common consumer standards Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), but also solutions based on Ultra-wideband (UWB) or passive RFID. infsoft's systems are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The first and most important step in the implementation of locating systems is the selection of the positioning method and technology.

How Does Indoor Positioning Work?

infsoft client-based and server-based indoor positioning

When it comes to localization within buildings, a distinction can be made between client-based and server-based positioning. Client-based localization enables determining the position directly on the end user's device (e. g. smartphone). In the case of server-based localization, positioning takes place on a server.

Indoor Positioning
via Client

Client-based indoor positioning means that the position is determined directly via the end-user device.


Indoor Positioning
via Server

Server-based indoor positioning means that the position is determined via a server (infsoft LocAware platform®).



Other Materials on Indoor Positioning Systems

Project procedure indoor positioning Project Procedure Where do I begin? We take you through the project procedure step-by-step. From proof of concept to solution.  To project procedure

infsoft White Paper White Paper Download our free white paper here. It provides all the information for the ideal first step towards indoor positioning.  To the white paper

infsoft use cases Use Cases Get to know more about the wide range of application possibilities in the field of Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation.  To use cases

infsoft Blog Blog This is our blog with several use cases, insider tips, info graphics and exciting peaks into our daily work lives at infsoft.  To the blog

Info portal is our info portal for indoor positioning and all things associated with it. Get informed now!  To

Info portal is our info portal about UWB. We explain the technology and answer frequently asked questions.  To