Indoor Positioning Systems in 2019 and Beyond: Applicability and Consumption
By: Pigeon Srisys
In this post we discuss the various aspects of how IPS can be applicable to diverse industry segments, while looking at consumption practices of users/visitors in a facility.
IPS can be seamlessly integrated with existing technologies for enhanced user experience. For instance, it is possible to combine outdoor to indoor navigation with bookmarking while using this same tech platform as a collaboration tool as it can support messaging and notifications.
When used on a Smartphone, users can navigate to a particular store in mall to avail an offer by following precise directions right from their home.
Cost of IPS Installation & Operation
When compared to the advantages an IPS offer, the cost of installing the preferred platform is not much. However, the onus is on the facility to arrive at the right tech as cost of hardware depends on the specifications of the facility.
However, in 2019 and beyond the cost of hardware as well as operating the IPS will get cheaper as more players emerge in this market.
It is only a matter of time before IPS tech will be made available across media platforms such as Smartphones, tablets, kiosks, and digital screens.
This means that users can have continual access to a navigational path while locating a point of interest even if their primary device is occupied with other operations.
Indoor Positioning Systems – Consumption Predictions
Let's take a space like a Zoo for example – most visitors do not spend quality time at every enclosure as there are constraints of time and routing. When a solution such as a wayfinding tech can be accessed by visitors at the Zoo, it becomes effortless in planning their day better.
Sooner or later visitors at facilities such as museums, resorts & theme parks among others will have a better impression of the venue when navigation tech on their Smartphones can resolve pertinent issues related to indoor positioning and navigation.
A holistic tech platform can double-up as a bridge between facility owners and their customers during event planning, registration and execution.
In addition to this, venues can themselves use push notifications for keeping their customers aware on latest deals and offers.
Large facilities need top-notch security and emergency management to ensure the in-hue populace is made aware of exit routes and safe paths whenever there is an emergency situation caused by natural or man-made reasons.
Relaying vital information during untoward situations to secure life and limb of people at a facility needs a holistic tech platform which can communicate effectively and quickly. Moving forward visitors themselves are going to visit venue which have all loose ends tied up.
Workforce Productivity Enhancement
When office spaces adopt an indoor positioning system, it directly translates into better workforce productivity as activities such as collaboration through messaging & calling, hoteling & reservation, and event scheduling and management among others.
As data generated through the above mentioned activities records time spent, locations visited, and assets accesses, workforce productivity can be optimally monitored.