Indoor Positioning System and Use Cases
When we go to visit large shopping malls or some large facilities, finding the destination becomes quite tough. Indoor Positioning System tells you the exact destination and helps you in wayfinding. Using the location provided by the IPS, indoor navigation helps you throughout your path and then reaches your area of interest. To overcome the limitations of GPS, there is a variety of Indoor Navigation System using different technologies like Bluetooth beacons, receiver antenna array, Wi-Fi and many others. IPS only provides the location of specific places or objects other devices like Indoor Positioning sensors are required for the complete indoor navigation system.
Use Cases for Indoor Navigation
An indoor Navigation System can be used in a different facility. It also provides useful information to the building management, facility coordinators, and other personnel who requires the information.
One of the major uses of IPS is in hospitals. It is very useful for doctors, patients, visitors, and other employees in the hospitals. In case of emergency, doctors can easily find the ward of the patients. Also, the visitors can find the particular area in the hospitals. Finding the exact location is sometimes problematic in the hospitals. Hence, using indoor wayfinding technology is a great help in such sensitive situation. IPS also helps in finding the medical equipment. The equipment is tagged so IPS knows the exact location and it is easy to find by the doctors or medical staffs.
Shopping malls and large stores
We always want hassle-free shopping. While going to a shopping mall, finding the exact location is not easy due to multi-story buildings and a large number of shops. In this situation, Indoor Navigation System is very helpful. It gives you a turn-by-turn direction to a particular store. You can also gather the information of the visitors like where they are spending more time, what areas of the shopping malls they visit most often. Proximity marketing is also possible using indoor positioning technology.
In a smart building, using wayfinding solutions is very helpful. You can find the conference room, pantry, restroom, desk etc. You can also know which conference room is vacant and which one is occupied. Asset tracking is also possible using Indoor Navigation technology.
UbiTrack is an integrated multi-dimensional indoor positioning solution. They are offering many RTLS Solutions and other devices like Accurate Heart Rate Monitor Watch at affordable prices. IPS can be used in custody monitoring, sports field, airports, multi-story car parks, industrial, and many other places.