How indoor positioning can empower event visitors
No need to get lost at the event.
Visitors can find their way – and each other – by using mobile apps.
“Indoor positioning can help make life easier for customers and increase revenue opportunities,” says Thomas Hallin, North American sales representative for ITM Mobile.
Many people use GPS to find their way. That’s great for the outdoors but as soon as you go into a building, GPS does not work very well. This means that GPS apps can’t help event visitors who are feeling lost.
But there is a solution for this: indoor positioning. And this is where the QPS™ Positioning Engine from Qubulus comes in. The engine uses radio signals to find out where mobile phones are located. This makes it possible for Wi-Fi connected Android phones to run apps with indoor positioning support.
New opportunities for events and businesses
The QPS™ Positioning Engine becomes even more powerful when it is combined with a mobile event application. ITM Mobile, who provides such applications, has therefore partnered with Qubulus.
By using a mobile app from Qubulus and ITM Mobile, the users can use a map to see where they are, where their friends are and where all of the interesting stuff is at the event.
- Event organizers can make it easier for visitors to find seminars and exhibitors.
- Other interesting locations such as restaurants, stores, exits and restrooms can be displayed.
- Visitors can get the possibility to locate and make appointments with each other at the event.
“We are very excited about working together with ITM Mobile, their platform capabilities in combination with Indoor Positioning will truly change the event experience,” says CEO & Founder Frank Schuil at Qubulus.
Indoor positioning at Internet Days 2011
ITM Mobile and Qubulus delivered a mobile app with indoor positioning for the Swedish event Internet Days 2011. The app contained a mobile map of the floor where the exhibitors were located. The user could see his/her indoor position on the map as well as the position of contacts who also used indoor positioning.
If you want to learn more about indoor positioning and check out ITM Mobile’s event solution MINT, be sure to visit ITM Mobile’s stand, D750, at IMEX Frankfurt 2012.
To learn more about “Mobile Trends and Development Impacting Meetings and Events” make sure to attend one of the CAMPFIRE sessions during IMEX Frankfurt scheduled for:
23/05/2012 13:30 – 14:00
24/05/2012 13:30 – 14:00
Location: Tech Tap, Show Floor
About ITM Mobile
ITM Mobile is a business area within the Swedish IT company ITmaskinen Consulting AB – one of Sweden’s leading mobile app developers.
Web site: www.itmmobile.com
Qubulus provides a positioning platform for smartphones where GPS does not work. Its patented solution is world leading in accuracy, cost-efficiency and versatility. Application areas include navigation, location-based gaming, point-of-sale applications, augmented reality and enterprise solutions and will change the way mobiles interact with their environment. Location data is stored on the backend to create analytics for the physical space. For more info visit www.qubulus.com