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Critical Capabilities for Indoor Location Services

Published: 07 March 2022


Evolving use cases in new markets require more than room-level accuracy for assets and people, and new requirements continue to emerge that require knowing the assets’ height. I&O leaders must use this research to shortlist products that meet use cases requiring the location of any asset.

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Key Findings
  • “Room”-level accuracy is only pertinent for certain use cases and vertical markets. In manufacturing, warehousing or transportation, there are typically no rooms, and accuracy may need to be more precise.

  • Besides accuracy, other challenges are arising, including fast-moving assets, the need for sensor data plus location and operating in extreme environments (temperature, humidity), increasing the complexity of location solutions.

  • New use cases are emerging that require the location in three dimensions; therefore, the height (z coordinate) of the asset will be required, as the asset may be on a shelf or rack. Only a portion of vendors can address

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  • CenTrak
  • Cisco
  • GuardRFID
  • HID Global
  • Inpixon
  • Juniper Networks
  • Litum
  • Midmark
  • Purple
  • Quuppa
  • Sonitor
  • STANLEY Healthcare
  • Ubisense
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Collect Differing Location Data
  • Granularity for Indoor Location
  • Distance Between Two Assets
  • Management and Security
  • Scalability of Deployment
  • Agility
  • Privacy
  • Integration in Applications
  • Static Asset Location
  • Zonal Asset Tracking
  • Real-Time Location System Asset Tracking
  • People Tracking
  • High-Value or Flight Risk Asset Tracking
  • Asset Interactions

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