Aitia IPS solution

Aitia IPS solution provides realtime, multi-floor positioning and optimum navigation based on Bluetooth (BLE) technology and iBeacons. These beacons are cheap and easy to install. Our system shows users their own location, or the location of other users or objects with an accuracy of about 1-3m.

Our mobile application displays a map containing walls, furniture and other relevant information, like doors, stairs, elevators. The map can easily be modified in a website. The system is running on both iOS and Android devices, but custom hardware can also be applied.

The system is based on the iBeacon technology. iBeacon is the name for Appleā€™s technology standard, which allows mobile applications (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. In essence, iBeacon technology allows mobile applications to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy.


Main Features

  • Real time indoor positioning and intelligent navigation
  • Reliable routing algorithm allows customer specified paths
  • Routing also to predefined or manually selected positions
  • Easy-to-use map editor to follow changes of the location
  • Routing in multi level buildings with automatic floor detection
  • Servers can be physical or in the cloud (eg. Amazon)
  • Distributed server architecture for fast data exchange
  • One mobile application can support multiple locations
  • Cost effective hardware from multiple beacon vendors
  • Supports most phones (Android 5.0 and iOS 8.1, or higher)
  • Supports also UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) for higher accuracy (<30cm)

Our system consists of 4 modules:

IPS-core module

This module shows the user's current position on the map and provides basic navigation functionality. It calculates and displays the best path between the user's position and the selected destination. The module also supports multi-floor navigation.

Content module

It can display pre-recorded media contents on the users' mobile device within the range of the iBeacons. The administrator can set up the content in a user friendly website. The content can be simple text, image, audio, or even video.

Tracking module

This module provides a rich tracking functionality. Other users can also be tracked if they allow it. Asset tracking can be supplemented by QR code or NFC. The mobile phones can be replaced by our custom made BLE hardware. The tracking data can be further processed to display the most frequently used paths and heatmaps.

Extended navigation module

Visually impaired people can also use our system. Based on the planned route and using the phone's inertial sensors this module creates a text (like turn left, walk straight 10 meters, etc.) then the text is converted to voice commands for the user.


Our vision

"Our vision is to provide user friendly indoor positioning solutions, which can be used in both commercial and industrial applications."


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Downloads

Demo application on Android (required Android version 5.0 or better)

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