Coming to a smart phone near you. Or car, robot or drone
Beacons and tags are the default method for indoor proximity-based systems. They’re accurate and they work well for relatively small areas – inside buildings, where the phone’s GPS or even some Wi-Fi geo-positioning may be problematic.
All that is about to change – the smart device, your phone, tablet, watch or robot, is being recruited to geo-position within accuracies heretofore available only to beacons and tags. The geo-positioning of phones is going to improve by two (2) orders of magnitude. At that point, many beacon fields become obsolete. Boo hoo
What this means to Zonal is that we will be able to create 2d and 3d zones to within +/- 10 cm – the accuracy available to the next generation of smart devices
No tags necessary. Just a new model phone and a geo-zone created on a PC anywhere by anyone for any purpose
Available soon with DecaWave’s chip set
Available someday soon via WIFISLAM in iPhones
Available maybe in Google Tango in a Lenovo phone.
Zones of that tolerance will make most tag and beacon proximity systems technologically obsolete – except for non-interactive, “dumb” tracking applications of dumb phones (and dumb people . . .?)
Watch this space . . . . this is the tolerance we are going to get micro-zones to on a mobile device (not to scale but you get the idea)
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