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UK’s Gatwick Airport presently has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation
Sophisticated indoor environments such as air-ports and department shops generally is a problem to find your way around. And while Google is thinking of getting cell phones with 3D sensors as one probable solution for places GPS won’t precisely reach, another approach is to kit out an interior with loads of Bluetooth beacons – giving mobile users located-locked pings to fix onto to discover where they’re.
The UK’s 2nd busiest air-port, Gatwick airport, has decided on the 2nd approach to power an indoor navigation system it’s launching as part of a broader, multi-year transformation program.
It’s currently finished providing its two terminals with close to 2,000 battery-powered beacons to ensure digital map users will get a more exact blue dot as they wander around. The beacon system will also be utilized to power an augmented reality wayfinding tool – to make certain mobile users will be able to be guided to particular locations within the terminals using on-screen arrows. The beacon system is scheduled as backing up positioning with +/-3m precision.
Gatwick is intending to integrate indoor positioning into some of its applications, and says it’s in discussions with airlines to take advantage of it for their own applications and services – giving example of them the ability to send push notifications to notify individuals if they’re running late, or even make a decision on whether or not to wait or offload luggage so an airplane can take off on time.
Merchants and other third parties will also be able to utilize the system for proximity detection of potential shoppers and push promotion messages – as a minimum to those who’ve signed up to receive them.
Gatwick says it won’t be gathering any personal information with the beacons but says “generic information on ‘people densities’ in different beacon zones” will be used to help to improve airport operations – for instance, queue measurement, streamlining passenger flows and decreasing blockage.
The airport has worked with UK start-up Pointr on the system. In addition to developing software and managing the system on an ongoing basis, Pointr offers an SDK with support for 3D AR wayfinding make it possible for third parties to get into functionality.