Indoor Navigation

An indoor positioning system (IPS) or micromapping is a network of devices used to wirelessly locate objects or people inside a building. Generally the products offered under this term do not comply with the International standard ISO/IEC 24730 on real-time locating systems (RTLS). There is currently no de facto standard for an IPS systems design, so deployment has been slow. Nevertheless, there are several commercial systems on the market.Instead of using satellites, an IPS relies on nearby anchors (nodes with a known position), which either actively locate tags or provide ambient location or environmental context for devices to get sensed.
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  • Aruba Networks Enables “Blue-Dot” Indoor Navigation With Beacons

    WiFi provider Aruba Networks used to offer retailers and others “blue-dot” indoor navigation using WiFi triangulation. However Apple’s recent decision in iOS 8 to randomize the iPhone’s MAC address changed all that — and may have effectively killed WiFi as an indoor location technology. Beyond this, WiFi is expensive and requires significant IT involvement.

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