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Always follow your smartphone: indoor navigation with the SAUTER Mobile Building Map

30 March 2021 | Focus topics

Always follow your smartphone: indoor navigation with the SAUTER Mobile Building Map

Particularly in large, sprawling office and company buildings, it is not always easy for visitors or even new company employees to find their way around, get from A to B by the most direct route, or know where the nearest printer, lift or packing station is. SAUTER has developed a digital module that enables users to navigate quickly through an unfamiliar building or call up information on POIs (points of interest). For indoor navigation, SAUTER uses iBeacons that are placed at specific intervals within the building as signal transmitters. When a visitor or company employee enters the transmission area with the app activated, the exact position of the receiver can be determined by using the transmitted ID.

Furthermore, it is possible to define important rooms or locations as POIs within the app, which are then displayed on the smartphone as symbols or icons on the digital building map. In this way, meeting rooms, the nearest elevator, meeting points or other important facilities can be stored in the app and searched for. The “Around me” function, which shows users all the important services available in their immediate vicinity, is also suitable for this purpose. Similarly, a user can also receive push messages according to their location, be it a special offer from the canteen, its opening hours, or operating instructions for a drinks machine.

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