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Indoor localization overview

Localization or positioning is a well-known service nowadays. Thanks to the advent of technology almost any device nowadays has a GPS receiver and navigation tools built in. However, when it comes to indoor locations such as multistory buildings, airports, parking lots, or underground, satellite-based positioning lacks precision or fails entirely. Indoor positioning is an important complement and an alternative to GPS. Unlike GPS, it does not provide global coverage, but can be more accurate, efficient, and adaptive to local environments such as airports, metro stations, tunnels, and other indoor areas.

TASSTA complements GPS location tracking with the unique indoor localization solution, effectively turning mobile devices into cost-effective, universal communication terminals with unlimited coverage area. Our indoor localization algorithms use sophisticated behavioral analysis and artificial intelligence, allowing for pinpoint indoor positioning.
The artificial intelligence can learn, map, and adapt to your facilities by collecting ambient environmental information based on stationary WiFi and Bluetooth appliances as well as specialized beacons, if deployed. The collected data is passed to a neural network that “learns” how to detect client’s position based on fuzzy measurements. The more information is collected, the more precise results will be returned. You can balance the time, accuracy and system requirements from a jump-start to the sub-meter positioning.
When the training is finished, the system is ready to provide indoor localization services to dispatchers (T.Rodon) and mobile devices (T.Flex).

To enable the indoor localization capabilities of your TASSTA deployment, use T.Commander. For details, see Setting up indoor localization.

All subsequent configuration for indoor localization is done in the T.Rodon client application. For details, see Configuring indoor localization. T.Rodon is also where an operator can observe and localize mobile T.Flex users.