Indoor Location Positioning Technology:


Research, Solutions & Trends

The indoor location area continues to explode. Mobile applications are reaching market that deliver the accuracy and reliability that users want. Chips are being made for next-generation smartphones and mobile devices that promise to bring universal indoor location positioning to the mass market. Proximity systems are changing how retail establishments understand and interact with their customers. New chips are poised to bring indoor location positioning to new Internet of Things and Smart Home devices and appliances. And new technologies are changing the capabilities, accuracy, and reliability of indoor location systems.

This report is the fifth in a series of reports on indoor location technologies. In past years, the biggest changes have been technological, in terms of approaches taken and how they were implemented. In this year's report, the biggest changes have been much more practical, in terms of achieving the accuracy that the market requires, integrating into back-end systems for retail and other industries, implementing in chips that bring the technology to mobile devices or next-generation appliances, and reducing the amount of work needed to deploy technology at particular sites.

This report details research and development from over 150 companies in the indoor location area.

Published: Feb 24, 2015
Price: $999

Table of contents

Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Indoor Location Trends since Our February 2014 Report
Trends in Indoor Location R&D by Major Companies
Trends in Indoor Location R&D by Start-Up Companies
Future Trends in Indoor Location
Detailed Table of Contents
Indoor Location Positioning: Current State and Trends
Indoor Location Positioning Methods and Their Tradeoffs
Focus: Sub-Meter Indoor Location Positioning
Focus: Chip-Based Indoor Location Positioning
Focus: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
Focus: Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons
Indoor Location R&D by Major Mobile Companies
Indoor Location Technology R&D from Major Chip Manufacturers
Indoor Location Technology R&D by Major Network Companies
Indoor Location Technology R&D by Other Major Companies
Start-up Companies with Indoor Location Systems on Smartphones
Companies Delivering Indoor Location to the Mobile Industry
Start-Up Companies Developing Pure Technology, not Solutions
Companies with Technology Not Yet Productized
Start-Up Companies with Indoor Location Systems for Analytics
Start-Up Companies with Indoor Location Systems Based on Other Positioning Technology
Companies with BLE Proximity Solutions
Start-Up Companies Developing Chips-Based Indoor Location Technology
Industrial (not Phone-Based) Indoor Location Systems
Companies Holding Intellectual Property in Indoor Location
Indoor Location Start-Up Locations that have Closed