Vancouver, Canada – IoT Design Shop, a division of Finger Food Studios, is pleased to report the successful deployment of their state-of-the-art Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Location System at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this past weekend. The system, which consists of Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons with iBeacon Technology, a mobile app and cloud services, enabled event attendees to locate places of interest, exhibitors and other event attendees in real time. While event navigation and information was the focus of this deployment, there are number of applications for the technology in the retail, healthcare, security, entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries which include:
* Analyzing the traffic patterns of shoppers
* Tracking patient locations
* Wayfinding at large campuses, airports and malls
* Creating location-based games such as indoor scavenger hunts
The system operates by using mobile phones running an enabled app to measure the signal strength of beacons deployed around a venue. Proprietary algorithms are applied to take this information and range the phone’s location within the enabled space. Information such as beacon IDs and location, venue maps and information about places of interest are managed in the system’s cloud-based back end. A full SDK is available to enable 3rd parties to easily integrate the system with their own apps.
Trent Shumay, CTO of IoT Design Shop, described this deployment of their indoor location system as “by far the largest and most challenging to date, both in the physical size of the event space and the number of people who downloaded our ConnectionMaker app.” He also noted that “accurate indoor location is a difficult problem to solve. We were able to locate users with similar accuracy to what is possible outdoors with GPS and are very happy with how our system performed.”
IoT Design Shop’s Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Location System is available for deployment and the SDK is also on limited release to development partners at this time. If you would like to learn more about having the system installed, or are interested in joining IoT Design Shop’s partner program to develop with or test the system please contact Graham Cunliffe.
The IoT Design Shop, a division of Finger Food Studios, has been challenged with managing the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy. They are actively building products that will disrupt a number of markets and are also available for consulting and development contracts on Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Sensors and Wearables projects. Using their proprietary IoT Core technology the team is capable of developing full ecosystems for connected devices. Finger Food Studios has been a leading developer of mobile and social entertainment systems since inception in 2009. Their team of 60 developers, artists and designers has been responsible for the design and development of mobile apps for many of the biggest brands on the planet. Copyright (C) 2014 IoT Design Shop. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.