Indoor GPS based on Bluetooth Low Energy
Wayfinding and indoor navigation is based on precise indoor positioning with the help of BLE Sensor-Infrastructures. It feels like Indoor GPS. With our software our international customers have therefore realized indoor navigation on cruise ships, in office buildings, in airports, in stadiums and multifunctional arenas as well as in large shopping centers. The route to the desired point is displayed on a map on the user’s mobile phone or tablet or the route is announced by the output device.
Favendo already provided wayfinding and indoor navigation for:
- Cruise Ships
- Train Station
- Soccer Stadiums
- Multi-functional Arenas
- Office Buildings
- Shopping Malls
Deployment and SDK
We deliver our software as SDK for integration into your existing native or hybrid app or already integrated into a white label app, which can be configured according to your wishes. Of course we provide planning and deployment of the Beacon infrastructure for you.
Watch how customers integrate and use wayfinding and indoor navigation
On board of cruise ships
In Office Buildings
In Sports Venues
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is the positioning?
On bluetooth basis, the RSSI method can guarantee an accuracy of at least three to five meters. In most cases, however, a much more accurate positioning can be achieved with RSSI. The accuracy strongly depends on the architectural conditions (building material, height and size of the installations, etc.) and the experience of the beacon planners. We achieve highest accuracy even in environments completely made of steel. With the AoA method, positioning accuracies in the centimeter range can be achieved for asset tracking. This method is not suitable for navigation solutions!
Can I create my own routes?
You are completely free in the planning of your routes and the definition of POI (Places of Interest) and the criteria of the route. For example, you can create barrier-free routes or routes that pass certain points.
Can Favendo handle difficult environments?
We have extensive experience in a wide variety of difficult environments. We are the only supplier with a proven ability to equip complete steel cruise ships. Our installations comply with SITA standards.
Where is the data going?
We offer our solutions cloud based or on-premises. This is essential for self-sufficient solutions, e.g. on ships. All data remains on your own servers and is your responsibility. Of course, all data is available to you for analysis and integration into CRM and ERP systems.
Who works already with Favendo solutions?
We work directly or as subcontractors for many international clients. In the area of Facility Management / Smart Buildings, our software is used by established companies such as Phoenix Contact or Volkswagen as well as by newcomers such as Pinestack. Companies such as SAP, the Swiss New Voice AG or Kathrein SE belong to our worldwide network of customers and partners. MSC Cruises uses our technology on cruise ships.
Which basic conditions must be fulfilled for indoor navigation?
You need a sensor infrastructure and an app. Favendo takes care of the planning, delivery, installation and maintenance of the sensors. We use licensed BLE radio transmitters. Beacons? Yes, beacons! If required, we also have a state-of-the-art app in the program.
Is an app really necessary?
For most of our services you need an app or special wearables. We offer our software as SDK (Software Development Kit). The SDK can be integrated into your native or hybrid app by your agency. Of course, our developers support and accompany this process. If you don’t have an app, we can provide you with an app based on our white label app.
In which countries are you active?
Our solutions are used on the latest MSC Cruises ships and thus on the seven seas of the world. Nevertheless, in order to guarantee the best possible service, we prefer the European market for all other sectors.
What are the exact costs?
The costs depend on the size and structure of the buildings or rooms to be equipped and your wishes, so that no general statement can be made. Talk to us. Together we will work out your project.
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Numerous technologies compete for supremacy
While the current satellite navigation systems for outdoor use usually consist of a GPS receiver combined with electronically stored or online available maps, a large number of technologies and systems in different combinations currently compete for supremacy in the field of wayfinding.
Beacons are ideal
Beacons are signal transmitters that send signals at short intervals and use the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio standard to transmit these signals. Their range is between 30 and 100 meters and because of that ideal for functioning wayfinding. All our products and solutions therefore comply with the strictest German data protection and security guidelines and the international SITA standard.
Due to the specific disadvantages of competing technologies and systems, it can be assumed that the Beacon technology will continue to establish itself as the standard for indoor navigation, as it is capable of providing a user experience similar to an indoor GPS. In fact, indoor BLE technology can offer even more than GPS. For example, indoor navigation via BLE makes it possible to identify individual floors, which should be a fundamental part of indoor navigation. This video shows indoor navigation with floor change and automatic elevator call. The end user needs a smart device with the corresponding application and activated Bluetooth within a beacon infrastructure.
In Germany, three quarters of people over the age of 14 (76 percent) already use a smartphone. This means that the the majority of potential users already have one of the components required for indoor navigation and even use it very frequently.
Favendo is the trusted partner for superior Real Time Location Services. Our Team is committed to providing timely and cost effective solutions for cruise industry, large shopping malls, public venues, industrial surroundings and more. To offer our customers the most suitable system we partner with Quuppa and Abeeway.
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