BLE beacons are the cornerstones of indoor positioning. With this technology, the device can detect when in range of a beacon and even calculate its position if in range of more than two beacons. Customers and visitors use this technology for navigation and for location-based content reception. For that they use their smartphone, tablet with an app they install. The app provides indoor maps and location specific content automatically.
Location based systems can bring benefits to almost any type of organization through CMS (Cloud Monitoring Service). For example:
- A museum can deliver location-based narrations supported by a map of a venue to visitors, thus providing navigation and interactive learning.
- In retail, indoor positioning systems can be used for location-based advertising, navigation and delivery of other location-based content to customers.
- Airports and even hospitals could benefit by location-based data.