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2017 Indoor Location Testbed Results

  • ID: 4340220
  • Report
  • 75 pages
  • Grizzly Analytics
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A Multi-Dimensional Evaluation of Five Indoor Location Solutions and Incorporating the 2016 Testbed Analysis of Ten Solutions

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Accuware
  • BlooLoc
  • GipsTech
  • Here
  • INDOO.RS
  • Lambda4
  • MORE

The second Indoor Location Testbed, run at GeoIot World 2017, confirms for the second year that indoor location solutions are beating the previously established industry norms in all metrics of performance. Solutions evaluated this year achieved below 2 meter accuracy, in smartphone and in tag tracking, both with BLE beacons and infrastructure-free. Solutions deployed in under one hour setup. Solutions detected floor changes and maintained positioning accuracy while moving on stairs. Solutions achieved fast first location fixes within seconds of starting. All of these were evaluated and confirmed by our testbed staff, as detailed in this report.

The 2017 testbed evaluated five solutions: One based on BLE tags, four on smartphones. One smartphone solution runs infrastructure-free, one incorporates camera-based image processing, and two blend BLE beacons with motion sensing. (See the videos from the testbed here.)

This Indoor Location Testbed is the only such testbed to evaluate a wide range of metrics. While others focus exclusively on a single measurement of accuracy, the analysis below examines real-time accuracy, accuracy after stabilization, time to stabilization, consistency, setup time, infrastructure required, time to first fix, floor detection, proximity detection, and more. In this way, the results reflecting the wide range of things that are important to sites deploying indoor location technology.

The testbed evaluation shows that BlooLoc's tag-based solution achieves real-time accuracy better than 2 meters, and accuracy after stabilization under 1.5 meters. GipsTech's infrastructure-free solution also achieves accuracy of under 2 meters. Accuware's solution required less than one hour setup time, drastically less than others. Performance of these and other solutions are detailed in this report below.

The two years of Indoor Location Testbeds have evaluated 12 solutions from 9 companies. More than a competition for scores, this testbed series details how market-leading companies are drastically outperforming the industry norms from only three years ago. Consistent accuracy better than two meters, setup in under one hour, high accuracy without beacons, fast initial location fixes, and more, are all achievements that seemed unattainable, but are now being reached by multiple testbed participants in real-world conditions.

The author believes that these performance achievements will soon lead to a tipping point in technology adoption and market penetration.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Accuware
  • BlooLoc
  • GipsTech
  • Here
  • INDOO.RS
  • Lambda4
  • MORE

Executive Summary from 2016

Summary Tables
  Summary: Companies, Solutions & Technologies
  Summary: Testbed Performance Rankings
  Summary: Testbed Performance
  Summary: Setup and Infrastructure
  Summary: Additional Capabilities

Testbed Overview and Methodology
  Testbed Measurements and Methodology
  Testbed Realism

Metrics of Evaluation
Analysis of Testbed Performance - 2017
  Solution Segmentation
  Accuracy and Stabilization
  Setup and Configuration Time
  Numbers of Beacons Deployed
  Additional capabilities
  Analysis Conclusions

Indoor Location Positioning Methods and Their Tradeoffs
Companies, Solutions and Testbed Performance
  Accuware
  BlooLoc - Smartphone Solution
  BlooLoc - Tag Solution
  GipsTech - Infrastructure-Free
  GipsTech - Solution w/ BLE

Analysis of Testbed Performance in 2016
  Solution Segmentation
  Accuracy and Stabilization
  Setup and Configuration Time
  Numbers of Beacons Deployed
  Analysis Conclusions

Companies, Solutions and Testbed Performance in 2016
  BlooLoc - Smartphone Solution -2016
  BlooLoc - Tag Solution - 2016
  GipsTech Infrastructure-Free - 2016
  Here - Bluetooth Solution - 2016
  Here - WiFi Solution - 2016
  INDOO.RS - 2016
  Lambda4 - 2016
  Movin - 2016
  NexToMe - 2016
  Senion - 2016

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Accuware
  • BlooLoc
  • GipsTech
  • Here
  • INDOO.RS
  • Lambda4
  • MORE

Real-life test of indoor positioning & proximity technologies

The 2nd edition of the Geo IoT World Indoor Location Testbed evaluated five solutions. They all beat the previously established industry norms in all metrics of performance.
The report combining 2016 and 2017 results is now available.

Held on June 8, 2017, the second Geo IoT World Indoor Location Testbed assessed the leading solutions in indoor positioning, wayfinding and other advanced proximity features.

Managed by an indoor location expert, the 2017 testbed goes well beyond a pure positioning accuracy trial in order to match real-life requirements of location-based applications. Performance metrics include real-time accuracy, accuracy after stabilization, time to stabilization, consistency, setup time, infrastructure required, time to first fix, floor detection, proximity detection, and more.

Key findings
The 2017 testbed evaluated five solutions. One based on BLE tags, four on smartphones. One smartphone solution runs infrastructure-free, one incorporates camera-based image processing, and two blend BLE beacons with motion sensing.

For the second year, indoor location solutions are beating the previously established industry norms in all metrics of performance : solutions evaluated this year achieved below 2 meter accuracy, in smartphone and in tag tracking, both with BLE beacons and infrastructure-free. Solutions deployed in under one hour setup. Solutions detected floor changes and maintained positioning accuracy while moving on stairs. Solutions achieved fast first location fixes within seconds of starting.

The testbed evaluation shows in particular that:
–  BlooLoc‘s tag-based solution achieves real-time accuracy better than 2 meters, and accuracy after stabilization under 1.5 meters
– GipsTech‘s infrastructure-free solution also achieves accuracy of under 2 meters
– Accuware‘s solution required less than one hour setup time, drastically less than others. Performance of these and other solutions are detailed in this report below.

A new reference Industry report
The two editions of the Indoor Location Testbed have evaluated 12 solutions from 9 companies. More than a competition for scores, this testbed series details how market-leading companies are drastically outperforming the industry norms from only three years ago. Consistent accuracy better than two meters, setup in under one hour, high accuracy without beacons, fast initial location fixes, and more, are all achievements that seemed unattainable, but are now being reached by multiple testbed participants in real-world conditions.

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  • Accuware
  • BlooLoc
  • GipsTech
  • Here
  • INDOO.RS
  • Lambda4
  • Movin
  • NexToMe
  • Senion
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