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Innovation Insight: Indoor Location Technologies — The Looming Battle Between Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies

Published: 29 May 2014

ID: G00262596

Analyst(s): Mark Hung


Indoor location technologies on mobile devices are reaching a performance tipping point that is driving increasing interest from businesses and consumers alike. Leading-edge organizations should start evaluating how indoor location fits within their overall IT strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Innovation Description/Definition
  • Business Impact
    • Indoor Navigation
    • Mobile Marketing and Information Delivery
    • Geofencing and Access Control/Identity Management
    • Payment
    • Innovation Impact Window
    • IT Impact
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
    • Immature Development Platform and Ecosystem
    • Lack of Indoor or Venue Mapping
    • Power Consumption
  • Key Technology and Service Providers

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