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If you join this section, you’re probably looking for some information which answer your question - and here it is! We’ve gathered the most useful information that will help to find yourself in the smart buildings & indoor location. How to use it?
Firstly, go over from the beginning and by the end of the list below. If you still have some doubts, enter the advanced version of Indoorway Guide and search by keywords to find the topic that will fit to your use case. Finally, if you still have any questions, please feel free to post new question or ask in an existing topic.
How does Indoorway’s solution work?
Our indoor positioning system aims to blend big data with precise indoor location to empower smart building solutions. We employ multiple sensors built in mobile devices, such as:
magnetometers, which pinpoint users’ locations inside a venue by analyzing natural magnetic field of the space,
gyroscopes, that build intelligent movement pathways and track direction as they move,
accelerometers, which help to estimate pace and dynamic movement to precise positioning,
advanced BLE algorithms in combination with digital maps, which influence beacons for highly accurate location awareness,
pathway intelligence for better accuracy of pathing and elimination of anomalies.
Thanks to our software the signals from devices are processed to provide precise position and direction that are then displayed on mobile application. Data is kept in Indoorway’s cloud and helps to make any space smarter. For further examples feel welcome to visit our website.
How to deploy Indoorway in any space?
The process of deployment is clear and simple. All what should be done is included in these 5 steps:
1. Adding a new location
2. Creating a space plan and indoor path in the Map Creator
3. Installing and configuring beacons
4. Creating a radiomap with Indoorway Measurements application
5. Setting up your app
Which devices support Indoorway?
Primarily, Indoorway supports devices with Bluetooth Low Energy and our system works coherently with all beacons available on market. In general, there are no additional computing investment required.
How accurate is your technology?
Our algorithms provide up to 1-2 meters accuracy.
Where can Indoorway be used?
Our solution might be used in any space thanks to many features provided by Indoorway SDK:
- digital and interactive map of the space, that can be extended to web or mobile app
- indoor location and space awareness on demand
- real-time directions with indoor navigation and a search engine for what’s nearby
- tagging by saving favorite indoor spots
- indoor analytics of data based on customer movement, behaviour or foot traffic
We also offer ready-to-use solutions:
Indoorway Industry 4.0 for digitizing industrial spaces like warehouses, logistics centers etc.
InOffice, which helps to optimize onboarding process for new employees. It works like an "office GPS", at the same time offering additional features useful when starting a new job.
How much does it cost?
If you are prone to test Indoorway features, take advantage of the Free Developer Bundle, which provides you with basic access for up to 20 devices. For more advanced business needs or projects on a larger scale, you may choose one of our bundles. All pricing options are available here.
Is there any possibility for cooperation except for long-term contract?
Sure! Indoorway subscriptions come in flexible monthly bundles, that can be activated, cancelled or reactivated at any time. When you subscribe annually (12-month period) the price-per-monthly subscription is discounted.
What about security of data?
We attach utmost attention to proper protection of your personal data collected by us in connection with the Services from any unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The full list of information that we may or need to collect is below this link. Please notice that you have full right to correct, update or delete your personal data. In case of any questions related to processing your data by Indoorway, do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it possible to use only maps without indoor location?
Yes. If you are looking for just an easy-to-edit interactive map – you’ve found it! To use it, take a closer look at Map SDK available here.
What platform does your SDK work on?
Our SDK currently supports Android and iOS as well. Technical requirements for implementation are available here: for Android and for iOS.
What customizations can be done to the software?
Indoorway SDK distinguishes the flexibility with the features of your implementation. If you’re looking for a complete guide of use cases and features descriptions of Indoorway SDK, please visit Android or iOS module usages. Remember that you can count on our help to to discuss any specific customizations if it is required.
Indoorway Open (beacon based technology)
How many beacons are needed to start?
Indoorway requires Beacons (or iBeacons) to function. For optimal setup, Indoorway suggests installing min. 3 beacons for a space. Remember, that on average 1 beacon per every 60 sq m is needed.
How does the installation & configuration process look like?
Correct deployment of beacons in physical spaces optimizes the performance of Indoorway. To ensure maximum effectiveness and accuracy, please follow our tips on how to position your beacons. After successful installation, you should configure beacons and adjust them to Indoorway’s requirements as explained here.
What maintenance do the beacons need?
It depends on the beacon’s manufacturer, but on average 4 batteries are sufficient for 2+ years of use and that is the only maintenance required.
How big are beacons?
Generally beacons are 64mm x 64mm x 24mm, but it depends on the manufacturer.