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Market Guide for Indoor Location Solutions

Published: 21 January 2015

ID: G00263025

Analyst(s): Annette Zimmermann , Tim Zimmerman , Hendrik Bartel


There are no clear winners or straightforward solutions in the nascent landscape of the indoor location market. IT infrastructure leaders are facing difficult decisions, as the solution must match both the use case as well as the business requirement and create a value-add to the end consumer.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Software Versus Hardware
  • Market Requirements for Hardware Vendors
    • Communication Infrastructure
    • Beacons
    • Additional Systems
  • Market Requirements for Software Application Vendors

Market Direction

Representative Vendors

  • Overview
  • Component Vendors
    • Apple iBeacon
    • Ekahau
    • Google Indoor Maps
    • Here (Nokia)
    • IndoorAtlas
    • match2blue
    • Micello
  • Solution Vendors
    • AeroScout
    • Aisle411
    • Aruba Networks
    • Cisco Systems
    • Igate
    • Point Inside
    • Pole Star
    • Solomo Technology
    • Swirl

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