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Consulting on indoor location technologies

Grizzly Analytics was the first mobile industry analysis firm to focus on indoor location technologies. We first reported on them in May 2011 and released our first dedicated report on the area in December 2011. Our latest revised report covers R&D by over 20 major mobile companies and over 30 start-ups.

The reason that we were first in the area is that we focus on R&D in progress at major technology vendors and start-up companies, rather than focusing on technology already in the market.  Our Chief Analyst is a Computer Science PhD, not an MBA.  Our reports review over a hundred patent filings and dozens of research reports and presentations.  We've spoken directly to dozens of start-up companies in the area, and seen a lot of their technology with our own eyes (such as here and here). We've been quoted in numerous articles on the subject of indoor location, such as here and here.

Besides selling reports to technology vendors and other major companies world-wide, we're offering consulting services to an increasing number of companies who need to understand this new area. Which technology fits your specific needs? Which company would be best for you to partner with? Which system should you deploy at your site? Which technology can best integrate with yours? We've answered these and other questions for many of our consulting customers.

Find out more about the consulting we can offer you by e-mailing us at or calling us at +1-908-827-1580.

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The transition of indoor location positioning into chips is a trend identified in the newest Grizzly Analytics report on Indoor Location Positioning Technologies, released the week before MWC 2015. By moving indoor location positioning from software into hardware, chips such as Intel's enable location positioning to run continuously and universally, without using device CPU, and with less power consumption.

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33 Indoor Location Technologies at Mobile World Congress 2017

The number of companies exhibiting indoor location technologies at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) skyrocketed to 33!

Before MWC started, we released our Guide to Indoor Location at MWC, with 23 companies:

During the conference we notified our guide recipients of 10 other indoor location exhibitors that we saw. (Sign up here to receive our guide and to be on our mailing list for next year's MWC.)

This is many more indoor location related exhibits that previous years. The area is growing by leaps and bounds! Our recent report on indoor location technologies analyzed and profiled almost 200 companies!

Here are some videos, so you can see the technologies in action, followed by a list of the other indoor location companies that were at MWC.

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Click here for the testbed report, which analyzes each solution's performance in a wide variety of metrics, including real-time accuracy, accuracy stabilization, consistency, latency, floor change, first fix, setup time & more.

Let's start with BlooLoc's tag-based solution, which achieved accuracy under 2m in real-time and under 1.5m after stabilization:

Then let's look at the infrastructure-free solution from GipsTech, which achieved accuracy under 2m without using any beacons or radio signals:

Next is GipsTech's solution with BLE added:

Next is BlooLoc's phone-based solution:

Finally, we see Accuware's solution…