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Indoor Location Positioning Technology: Research, Solutions & Trends - Product Image

Indoor Location Positioning Technology: Research, Solutions & Trends

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 417 Pages
  • Grizzly Analytics

In December, 2011, the author released our first comprehensive report on indoor location positioning technology, predicting that indoor location technologies were going to revolutionize the mobile industry. Our subsequent reports have tracked the growth and ongoing R&D by major companies and start-ups.

Now, in our 417-page fully-updated report, we see the technology advances that have reached market and grabbed the spotlight.

Since our previous report:

- Over 50 new start-up companies have launched, and several start-ups have been acquired
- Hardware approaches to indoor location have demonstrated centimeter-level accuracy
- Chips implementing indoor location in hardware have reached market
- Many major companies previously doing quiet research have launched products
- Proximity sensing has received huge market attention Indoor location applications have launched in malls, stores, and other sites worldwide
... and much more

In this fully revised and updated 417-page report, the author gives an up-to-date analysis and comprehensive overview of indoor location positioning R&D. Read about the research activity of all the major mobile companies READ MORE >

Executive Summary
Industry Trends since the March 2013 Report Update
Summary & Trends in Major Company Indoor Location R&D
Summary & Trends in Start-Up Companies in Indoor Location
Predictions for Indoor Positioning
Broader Commerce Implications of Indoor Positioning
A Note on Sources
Table of Contents
Complete Company List
The Push for Indoor Location Positioning
- Indoor Positioning
- Indoor Navigation
- Indoor Location-Based Promotions
- Workforce Management and Asset Tracking
- Indoor Location-Based Reminders
- Indoor Location Sharing
Overview of Methods of Indoor Positioning
- Overview of Approaches to Indoor Positioning
- Location Positioning by Wi-Fi or Other Existing Radio Signals
- Radio Signal Method #1: Triangulation
- Radio Signal Method #2: Fingerprinting
- Tracking Location by Sensors Detecting Movements
- Indoor Positioning by Dedicated Beacons
- Integrating Multiple Methods
- Proximity Beacons
Research & Development by Mobile Software Companies
Research and Systems by Google
- Google Activity in Indoor Location Positioning
- Google Location Services Moving Indoors
- Uploading Indoor Maps to Google
- Google Enabling Site Owners to Refine Location Positioning
- Technology Underlying Google Indoor Positioning
- Collecting Wi-Fi Locations and Using Them for Positioning
- Google Maps using Device Sensors
- Google Research on Positioning by Motion Sensing
- Research in Integrating Multiple Positioning Methods
- Additional Google Research in Indoor Location Positioning
- Google Funding Academic Research in Indoor Positioning
- Refining Location Positions by User Profiles
Apple Research in Indoor Positioning
- Apple Research in Indoor Positioning
- Apple Withholding Wi-Fi RSSI Data from Applications
- WiFiSLAM
- WiFiSLAM Technology
- WiFiSLAM Bootstrap Applications
- Apple's iBeacon Specification
- Apple Research in Multi-Tiered Beacon Proximity Sensing
- Apple's Early Patent for Beacon-Based Positioning
- Apple Research & Activity in Wi-Fi Network Location Logging
- Using Access Point Location Estimates for Positioning
- Location Positioning by Signal Fingerprinting
- Location Positioning in Indoor Parking
- Apple Research in Indoor Positioning by Radio Reception
Research by Microsoft
- Indoor Positioning Research at Microsoft
- The Radar Project
- Core Location Service Team
- Using Wireless Access Point Location Tables
- Gathering Access Point Locations
- Microsoft R&D and Partnerships in Sensor Fusion
- Microsoft Research in Positioning by Fingerprinting
- Location Positioning by Path Analysis
- Network-level Location Positioning
- Location Positioning by Image Analysis
- Tracking Movement Away from Known Locations
- Using Other Radio Signals to Determine Location
- Using Audio Signals for Location Positioning
- Using Radio Beacons in a Building to Determine Location
Research & Development by Mobile Phone Manufacturers
Samsung Research in Indoor Positioning
- Location Triangulation based on Collected Antenna Locations
- Tracking Motion from Initial Known Locations (Doors)
- Calibrating Motion Sensing for Indoor Positioning
- Beacons Transmitting Locations
- Combining Signals and Movement Sensors
- Compensating for Indoor Positioning Errors
- Licensing CSR's Technology for Positioning in Chips
- Positioning by Communicating with Nearby Devices
- Location Positioning from Light Transmissions
- Robots Generating Indoor Maps
Research and Demonstrations by Nokia
- Nokia's Long History of Research in Indoor Positioning
- In-Location Alliance
- Indoor Location Positioning Demo by Nokia
- Nokia's Use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- Nokia Vision of Indoor Positioning
- Nokia Research: Details from a 2009 Research Presentation
- More from Nokia's Research Presentation
- More from Nokia's Research Presentation
- Nokia's Patents on Indoor Positioning
- Nokia's Past Demos and Videos on Indoor Positioning
- Other Nokia Research on Indoor Location
Early Research by Motorola
- Motorola's Early Research in Indoor Positioning
- Bluetooth-Based Indoor Positioning
- Using Wi-Fi Signals and other Mobile Device Signals
- Inertial Navigation
- Other Motorola Research in Indoor Positioning
Research in Motion (RIM) Research in Indoor Location
- RIM Research in Indoor Positioning
- Probabilistically Tracking Movement by Wi-Fi Signals
- Logging Network Locations for Use in Indoor Positioning
- Determining Location in Stages
- Reminders Based on Location Derived from Cell Tower Overlap
- Controlling Device Features Based on Indoor Location
Sony Mobile Research in Indoor Positioning
- Retransmitting GPS Signals Indoors
- Wireless Devices in Rooms in a Home
- Positioning Using Beacons
- Distributing Indoor Maps
- Positioning by Rake Receivers
- Determining Position by Modulated Light
Research & Development by Chip Makers
- Chip Companies and Indoor Location Positioning
Qualcomm Research in Indoor Positioning & Location Services
- Qualcomm's Parallel Initiatives in Indoor Positioning and Services
- Qualcomm's IZAT Chipsets
- Qualcomm's Gimbal Solution
- Gimbal's Services
- Qualcomm's View of Indoor Positioning
- Qualcomm Research in Wi-Fi Based Positioning
- Research Underlying Positioning using Heat Maps
- Research in Estimating Access Point Locations
- Trajectory-Based Location Positioning
- Positioning in an Area with Walls and Furniture
- Research in Network-Centric Positioning
- Research in Proximity Detection
- Research in Collaborative Positioning & Navigation
- Positioning via Environmental Information
- Positioning based on Image Analysis
- Positioning with Femtocells
- Combining Multiple Positioning Methods
- Research by Qualcomm: Indoor Navigation Services
- Research by Qualcomm: Indoor Location Services
CSR Research & Development in Indoor Location Positioning
- Development by Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR)
- Positioning with CSR Chips
- CSR Indoor Location Services
STMicroelectronics R&D in Indoor Location Positioning
- Indoor Location Positioning by STMicroElectronics
Broadcom R&D in Indoor Location Positioning
- Broadcom Indoor Positioning
- Broadcom Chips
- Broadcom Positioning Methods
- Indoor Location Positioning Support by Broadcom
Invensense Research and Solutions in Indoor Location Positioning
- Indoor Location Technology by InvenSense
- Research & Development by Network Companies
Network Companies and Indoor Location
Cisco Research and Solutions in Indoor Location Positioning
- Cisco R&D in Indoor Location Positioning
- Cisco Wireless Location Appliance
- Network-Level Location Positioning
- Navigation to Local Locations
- Locations of Rogue Devices or Access Points
- Location-Based Permissions
Aruba Research and Solutions in Indoor Location Positioning
- Aruba Networks
- Aruba's Location Positioning Research
- Meridian – Aruba Subsidiary
- Meridian Features & Services
- Meridian in the Market
Research & Development by Motorola Solutions and Networks
- Motorola Networks
- Motorola Solutions Partnering with TRX
- Network Location Positioning
Research & Development by Ruckus Wireless
- Ruckus Wireless Acquired YFind
- YFind Technology now Part of Ruckus Wireless
Research & Development by Other Major Technology Companies
- IBM (USA)
- IBM's Presence Zone Technology
- IBM Presence Zones Services
- PayPal's BLE Beacons
- Fraunhofer (Germany)
- Fraunhofer's AWILOC
- Fraunhofer's RedFIR Beacon System
- Fraunhofer's BlackFIR Next-Generation Approach
- SK Telecom (Korea)
- SK Telecom Technology
- SK Telecom Analytics
- AINSI (France)
- Research by Palm (former HP subsidiary)
- Research by BAE Systems
- CRS4 Research Center (Italy)
- Research by Polaris and NTT DoCoMo
- Research by BMW for Cars in Parking Lots
- Research by Other Companies
Start-up Companies Deploying Solutions
- (118 pages covering 46 companies)
Companies Developing and Selling Proximity Beacons
- (19 pages covering 7 companies)
Start-up Companies With Location Solutions Built on Others' Technology
- (4 pages covering 3 companies)
Companies Developing Pure Technology
- (26 pages covering 13 companies)
Companies Delivering Technology to the Mobile Industry
- 8 pages covering 6 companies)
Companies Delivering Industrial Indoor Positioning Solutions
- (35 pages covering 23 companies)
Non-Commercialized R&D Projects
- (7 pages covering 7 projects)

- Apple
- Aruba
- Broadcom
- Cisco
- CSR
- Google
- Microsoft
- Motorola
- Nokia
- Qualcomm
- RIM
- Samsung
- Sony Mobile
- STMicroElectronics

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