General questions

 

ArcGIS Indoors is a holistic indoor mapping and location tracking software powered by esri. It allows facility managers and building occupants (e.g. employees) with a common operating picture and helps enhance productivity and efficiency, and maximize space utilization while reducing building operation costs.

ArcGIS Indoors also supports Indoor Positioning to enable indoor GIS use cases.

 

To learn more, please visit the ArcGIS Indoors webpage.

In general, indoo.rs is more than happy to provide you with the full solution, including on-site installation to help you get your project live as soon as possible. 

 

The surface coverage provided by a Beacon is approximately the same as a WiFi point. Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons are battery powered, last up to 3 years and cost around $25 each.

The minimum accuracy that we do guarantee is a 5m radius in 95% of cases. Nevertheless, accuracy can often be inexpensively improved by simply adding more beacons. Our solution has proven to accurately locate user devices at aisle and shelf level at a 2m radius accuracy.

indoo.rs is specialized in providing holistic Enterprise solutions, which include the ownership of data for our customers.

 

Collecting data through your Indoor Positioning setups can help you increase your ROI. Take a look at our Solutions and Industries sections to see how you can benefit the most from it, in detail.

Technical Questions

 

If you don’t want to create your own app, you can download our indoo.rs Viewer app for iOS or Android.

For a high level of accuracy it is important that your venue is set up correctly and fine-tuned. Please verify that at any position you have at least 3 Beacons visible, that your Beacons transmit with a possibly low transmission power (between -30dBm for small places like offices and -12 dBm for large areas like airport buildings) and your Beacons are actually transmitting to iBeacon Specification.

Sometimes you may have started off with the Proximity mode of our Positioning & Navigation and tried to expand to the expert mode (or fingerprint mode). In this case you should remove all previously manually placed Beacons on your map. Otherwise your map will be stuck in a mode we internally call “Fingerprox” mode. This kind of map will give the impression of low accuracy.

After you have created an account at https://my.indoo.rs and added a map for a building with the MMT, you install your Beacons and create “Recordings” for your venue with the Mobile Toolkit. Follow this guide to learn how to take recordings. After the recordings are uploaded to your account, you can also run SLAM jobs there to improve accuracy results.

No. After a map has been downloaded once at first run, or bundled with the app, the SDK does not need an internet connection. The position will be calculated on the device itself and provided to your app.

There are multiple reasons for this, but in most cases our Positioning & Navigation SDK simply does not get any Bluetooth data. For it to get Bluetooth data, Bluetooth needs to be enabled and beginning with Android 6 the location service must also be enabled. If you create your own app the permissions need to be set and the user needs to be asked for so called “dangerous permissions”.

We store the map data, which can be huge, on the external storage of your android phone, so the limited private storage which is shared between apps can be used by other apps. Therefore we need to ask for the permission to write the external storage. Rest assured, no photos are harmed 🙂

Project Questions

 

We offer professional services to provide you with the most comfort, fastest setup and highest quality results. On-site engineers will implement the whole Indoor Positioning and Navigaton System for you and provide trainings for your staff if needed. For more information, please visit ArcGIS Indoors and get in touch with our experts.