All You Need to Know About Indoor Positioning and Navigation Systems

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 11, 2018 - Amzeal -- The world has evolved with time as have the lifestyles of people when it comes to usage and adapting to new technological trends designed to alleviate common problems faced by the populace. In extension to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) which works for outdoor navigation and wayfinding, we now have indoor positioning and navigation technologies which help with path finding within large facilities.

Outdoor GPS navigation apps are among many such applications which have guided people in exploring places which are new to them. However, even today navigating within large indoor locations is a common challenge which visitors face in venues.

Indoor Positioning and Navigation Systems
Plenty of applications and software play an umbrella role while offering services to its users, and indoor positioning and navigation systems are one among them. Umbrella meaning it offers a bunch of features that serve a diverse range of purposes from a single interface.

Wondering what's so great about it in this digital world?
Indoor positioning and navigation systems can primarily serve as an indoor location tracker with attendant features complimenting its own services. Only a few apps offer a multitude of services to ensure holistic operational efficiency.

Indoor positioning and navigation applications work using the following three technologies primarily:

• Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth
• Beacons

Where will Indoor Positioning and Navigation Systems Fit In?
Not many apps or technologies fall under two polarities that are different in nature; this is the case with indoor positioning and navigation systems. Whether the venue is small, big or massive, this system can be adopted for better visitor engagement and result in an increasing bottom line for the facility owners.

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However, the recommended optimal application of the technology is that for large facilities like airports, convention centers, zoos, etc., a facility's economy can be measured by looking at the number of people who regularly visit large venues mentioned above.

Here are some of the Most Common Challenges in Large Venues
It's not easy to keep up with technological trends in this modern day as every other day there is a technological upgrade that takes place. Especially, in case of large venues it becomes even more cumbersome work. Also, for technological progress to take place in large facilities, it needs to meet with the budget allocated by the venue.

Time Management
Time constraint can be a challenge for anybody and anything irrespective of the size and power of it. Managing time becomes very important to reach the objectives designed for the progress of a person, company or even a large venue. Therefore it is advised to plan by outlining your short term vs. long term goals and not being hasty while managing time. Only technology can divide and share the burden of manpower in large venues.

Crowd Management
Managing crowds is the biggest challenge large venues face. However, with an organized route guide within the venue, it can be resolved to an extent. Venues which have been catered to with technology have seen drastic changes in regards to managing and monitoring the crowd present within the venue. Indoor positioning systems can offer a great deal of service in venues that accommodate large groups of people at once.

How Indoor Positioning and Navigation Systems Can Help Large Facilities?
Large facilities have common challenges irrespective of the services they offer to the visitors and indoor positioning systems can combat those challenges with ease. Challenges like path finding, locating a person, store, or a facility and much more, let's see how this technology can resolve such issues.

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Self Monitoring Path Guide in Large Venues
Indoor positioning and navigation systems can be the path guide for visitors in huge facilities that generally need a local in order to explore the venue optimally. With large interior spaces commonly functioning on geo-referenced data with Wi-Fi access points on each corner and also Bluetooth beacon signal strengths within the buildings, it becomes easy for indoor positioning systems to function and serve their visitors.

In order for visitors to have a productive visit to public venues like airports, stadiums, or within a private space like an office facility, warehouse or a manufacturing facility, they need a proper guide that can wayfind and navigate them to the desired location. With the right technology big spaces can monitor their visitors within the venue effectively.

Cuts down Unnecessary Wandering in Large Venues
Most visitors in large venues happen to spend a lot of time wandering through the facility unreasonably, fetching nothing in the process. Time constraint becomes one of the major challenges for management of today's large venues. Indoor positioning technology becomes very appropriate for venues that have pre-configured time slots like museums, zoos, airports, etc.

While exploring venues which offer a plethora of services, visitors need to plan their day according to time constraints so as to make the best out of the visit. When a facility integrates its operations with an indoor positioning system, there results a productive interaction between the visitors and the management of the venue. Most visitors leave the venue due to lack of relevant communication generated by the facility management, which could eventually be considered as a loss of potential customers and decline in revenues.

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Source: Pigeon Srisys
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