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Solving Indoor Positioning with IoT Platforms from Acuity

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According to a recent announcement, Acuity Brands has released a new end-to-end indoor positioning services (IPS) solution, which is comprised of two Atrius IoT platform services: the Atrius Navigator software development kit (SDK), leveraging cloud-based services and administrative tools, and the Atrius Insights spatial analytics web application.

The Atrius Navigator SDK is designed to enable the development of mobile applications that provide IPS and location-based services (LBS) like point of interest search, wayfinding, proximity marketing and geofencing. Atrius Navigator acquires data from luminaires that are enabled with Atrius and embedded with Bluetooth Low Energy and/or Visible Light Communication technologies, and use those tools to create a dense Atrius Sensory Network that canvasses indoor and adjacent outdoor environments.

“Most IPS systems require installing and maintaining beacons, but with our Atrius Sensory Network, the hardware is embedded into our luminaires so you get an adaptable solution with superior coverage and ubiquity, plus cost savings from energy efficiency,” said Greg Carter, SVP, Software Products, Acuity Technology Group.

Atrius Insights takes the IPS and LBS data acquired from Atrius or other sources, and turns it into spatial analytics and map-based visualizations. Insights can deliver real-time and historical intelligence on where and when visitors spend their time, including: traffic flow, dwell times, first time and return visits, visit volume by time of day, and congestion.

“Atrius Navigator and Insights complete the IPS solution, providing full integration into a mobile app along with real-time analytics to advance the way customers experience a space, and how businesses manage real-time operations and services,” said Carter. “We're excited by the prospect of furthering innovation in the IPS and LBS spaces with these next-generation Atrius IoT tools.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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