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Indoor Location Testbed Report Now Available!

Grizzly Analytics announces the publication of a new report analyzing the Indoor Location Testbed which took place at the GeoIoT World Conference in May, 2016. This report analyzes ten indoor location solutions, from eight companies, evaluated along a wide variety of metrics.

There have been indoor location competitions in the past, which often evaluated indoor location solutions in terms of a single measurement of accuracy. In this testbed, Grizzly Analytics has measured many more metrics, including real-time location accuracy, location accuracy after stabilization, time to stabilization, accuracy consistency, set-up time, numbers of beacons or locators deployed, and more. This makes the evaluation much broader in scope and relevant to a wide variety of applications and requirements.

Two solutions were the top performers in the phone-based segment. One solution was the top performer in the infrastructure-free segment. One solution was the top performer in the dedicated hardware segment.

More generally, this report demonstrates a number of significant conclusions. One is that all solutions delivered accuracy better than 4 meters after stabilization, and several delivered accuracy below 2 meters. Another is the strength of the infrastructure-free segment, often thought to deliver much worse performance than beacon-based solutions. Another is the strength of SLAM and SLAM-like technologies.

This report is a must-read for everyone working with indoor location technologies, everyone in the mobile arena that would benefit from integrating indoor location technologies, everyone with a large site that would benefit from deploying indoor location solutions, and anyone wanting to evaluate indoor location companies.

To read more about this report, or to purchase it on-line, click here or visit the following link: http://www.grizzlyanalytics.com/report_2016_06_testbed.html  You can also contact us or chat with us live.






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