Launches SLAM Engine to Accelerate Indoor Loc Deployments

Austria-based, a specialist in indoor location-based services, has announced this week the availability of their SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology that simplifies the mapping of radio signals in an indoor location., like a number of other players in indoor location, is using radio signals (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi) to position a smartphone indoor. Until now this technology required manual fingerprinting, i.e. recording pattterns of radio signals at specific places very regularly in a building. With SLAM creating the radio map just requires “to walk through the building at a regular pace and only take ground truths when changing the direction, the rest is taken care of by the SLAM algorithm,“ explained

“Leading retailers in the DACH region have already tested SLAM and are now actively using it to improve efficiency of the mapping processes in their projects.“

See below a comparison of the manual versus SLAM fingerprinting methods:

Thursday, January 21st 2016

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