Indoor Location Solutions and Services: Challenges, Opportunities and Market Outlook

Date: September 1, 2011
Pages: 55
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Publisher: Mind Commerce Publishing LLC
Report type: Strategic Report
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Indoor Location Solutions and Services: Challenges, Opportunities and Market Outlook
Overview:

As many in the industry understand, indoor location has many challenges compared to location determination in an outdoor environment. However, indoor location is more than just an extension of outdoor - it represents its own unique opportunities and challenges as a standalone business opportunity.

This report analyzes global market trends, the driving factors, and how technologies and new developments affect the global indoor location market. The report focuses on the technologies and solutions employed for location determination indoors. The report evaluates various technical and commercial characteristics of different technologies used in support of indoor location solutions and applications.

The report analyzes the present status and future outlook of technologies in global market and key market opportunities available in major markets. The report also evaluates indoor location applications, including alternative scenario analysis, and forecasting indoor location solutions and its applications. It also reviews major players in indoor location solutions and evaluates their current strengths and weaknesses.

Benefits:
  • Identify indoor location technologies, solutions, and services
  • Identify indoor location opportunities for various industry verticals
  • Understand the business models and business case for indoor location
  • Understand current and identify future application areas for indoor location
  • Indentify the best technology solutions for various indoor location scenarios
  • Gain knowledge from case studies of indoor solutions, applications and services
  • Understand indoor location as extension of outdoor location and as separate opportunity
Audience:
  • Location-based service application providers
  • Homeland security and law enforcement organizations
  • Public safety personnel including fire, ambulance, and police
  • Wireless service providers including cellular, WiMAX, and others
  • Enterprise companies interested in indoor location improvements and/or applications

SECTION 1: BACKGROUND

Introduction
Objective and Scope
Report Methodology
Report Focus

SECTION 2: INDOOR LOCATION DETERMINATION AND TRACKING

Purpose of Location Determination and Tracking
Key Applications Developed by GPS in Civilian Use
Transition of Outdoor Applications to Indoor Applications
Pseudolites
Assisted GPS
Evolution of Indoor Location Systems
Leveraging Indoor Location Systems through Wireless Networking
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Technology
Components of WLAN
Measurement Methodology of WLAN
Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
Technology
Components of WPAN
Methods to Detect WPAN for Indoor Location
Proximity Detection (PD)
Triangulation
Other Components of Indoor Location Systems

SECTION 3: INDOOR LOCATION TECHNOLOGIES

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
Technology
Components of RFID
Applications of RFID tags in Indoor Location Solutions
Asset Tracking
People Tracking
Safety and Security
Markets of RFID systems
Suppliers of RFID systems
Case Study: Motorola Solutions
Future of RFID in Indoor Location Solutions
WLAN based indoor location systems
Leveraging WLAN for indoor location
Wi-Fi
Technology
Components of Wi-Fi
Applications of Wi-Fi in indoor location
WPAN based Indoor Location Systems
Leveraging WPAN for Indoor Location
Bluetooth
Technology
Components of Bluetooth for Indoor location
Applications of Bluetooth in Indoor Location
Future Applications using Bluetooth
Case Study
Other WPAN Technologies in Research and Development
Cellular Network

SECTION 4: APPLICATIONS OF INDOOR LOCATION SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Business Applications
Locating Assets and people, security
Healthcare
Case Study: Ekahau Inc
Manufacturing plants and Industries
Office Buildings
Case Study
Individual Applications
Identifying Location
Locating people
Location based Advertising & Marketing
Case studies
Foursquare
Facebook - Places

SECTION 5: BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE & FORECASTING

New Equations in Technology Hybrid Solutions
Business Model of Indoor Location Services
Infrastructure Partners
Technology Partners
Application Partners
Integrators & VARs
Market Needs Assessment
Challenges to Indoor Solution Providers
Business Solutions
Indoor Environment
Material to be located
Wear and Tear of Tags, Recalibration and System Maintenance
Expanding Business Beyond Principal Territories
Individual Solutions
Right of Privacy
Augmenting Wireless Technologies
Seamless Navigation
Upgrades and Scalability
Database Management
Obtaining Buyers and Users
Demand Supply Matrix
Business Applications
Individual Applications
ROI Calculations
Business Solution Providers
Proprietary Algorithms
Investments in Hardware
Annual Maintenance and Servicing
Other consulting
Individual Solution Providers
Application (API) Development
Database Management
Customer Engagement
Characteristics of Market Leaders
Near Future Opportunities
Use of Mobile Network as Indoor Locator
Using phone as RFID tag
New Application Areas
Future Adaptors of Indoor Location Solutions
Market Potential Mapping
USA
Europe
Asia
Pacific

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