Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition 2015 was held April 13-15 in Seattle, WA, among 30+ organizations, including both universities and commercial companies from all over the world developing indoor positioning means for consumer, professional and industrial use. All participates were split in 2 categories: “Infrastructure-free” and “Infrastructure based” (like iBeacons).
“Reliable and precise indoor navigation on smartphones will transform the way people move and act indoors in a similar way GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors”
SPIRIT Navigation infrastructure-free mobile indoor navigation software for standard smartphones provides reliable 1-meter accurate navigation and positioning in buildings based on sensor fusion. Exhibition building (about 2500 sq m) was used as the testing area by Microsoft judges. SPIRIT Navigation won the 2nd prize, right after European Atom Energy Agency, which showcased its 3D-camera with 360-view connected to a backpack with 10 kg of equipment and battery in infrastructure-free category.
SPIRIT Navigation licenses its mobile indoor navigation software engine that uses data from multiple smartphone sensors and does not require any (beacon) infrastructure to be installed in the facility. IndoorSpirit product concurrently uses multiple technologies including geomagnetic fingerprinting, pedestrian dead reckoning, WiFi fingerprinting, map matching and more for heterogeneous data fusion. The indoor navigation engine determines user’s starting position automatically and reliably detects real-time 3D indoor positioning (including floor) in complex, dense and tall buildings with 1m accuracy. Software is easily integrated in LBS mobile applications for Android and iOS.
SPIRIT Navigation Chairman Andrew Sviridenko said “Reliable and precise indoor navigation on smartphones will transform the way people move and act indoors in a similar way GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors”.
Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, the contest organizer from Microsoft said in its public speech at the closure of the contest that SPIRIT Navigation indoor software precision and reliability was amazing.
For more than 15 years SPIRIT Navigation is focused on development and licensing of cutting-edge navigation software including GPS-GLONASS receivers, digital radio and data communications. It is subsidiary of SPIRIT DSP, a global leader in voice, video and conferencing engines software that is used by over 1 billion people in 100 countries. SPIRIT DSP direct licensees include Apple, ARM, Avaya, Agere, Atmel, CML Micro, Codan, DSPG, Flextronics, Furuno, Huawei, JRC, Gilat, Ericsson, HP, Kyocera, LG, Marconi, Microsoft, NEC, NXP, Polycom, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE and more than 250 other global telecom OEMs and software vendors. For the last 3 years SPIRIT Navigation was focused on indoor navigation software for smartphones.
SPIRIT Navigation delivers mobile indoor navigation software engine for global leading retailers and indoor location-based service providers.
For shoppers, SPIRIT mobile indoor navigation engine makes shopping in-stores easier, allowing automatically determine own position on the map and easily find the route to the products on the map, as well as discover unique information based on a shopper’s in-store location. For retailers, SPIRIT mobile indoor navigation engine allows to reach shoppers at the shelf, build up hit maps and transfer location relevant information that enhances the shopper experience. Please find more about SPIRIT Navigation mobile indoor software engine at www.indoorspirit.com.