The term Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) primarily concerns location-based
services on mobile phones where GPS does not work. The term Real Time Locating
Systems (RTLS) primarily concerns locating people and things at a distance,
securely, using second generation RFID. The subjects are converging with
Apple, Samsung, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and IBM clashing for
the tens of millions of dollars of business that is emerging. The first $0.5
billion order has been landed. This subject heavily involves short range
communications notably WiFi and Bluetooth and inertial navigation and advanced
RFID as it progresses to determining 3D position including orientation and
line of travel.
The topics of IPS and RTLS embrace a value chain from research and consultancy
to software, services, hardware, integration and facilities management. Mobile
phone app developers and value added enhancements plus ecosystems of mobile
phones, web services and more are also involved.
Forecast of global RTLS market by value in $US millions*
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The main features of the completely new text in 2013, continuously updated,
are the following:
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- Ten year forecast of the RTLS market 2013-2023, platform hardware vs
- Full explanation of what IPS and RTLS are and how these technologies are
evolving and converging, with detailed, original graphs and diagrams, largest
orders landed and lessons arising. Threats, opportunities and company
strategies are revealed.
- Comparison of 105 organisations in the IPS/ RTLS value chain by country,
basic measuring principle, standards, frequencies, protocol, range, accuracy,
applications targeted and background information. Pie charts and graphs give
analysis by parameter.
- Comparison of 74 case studies of RTLS, many in 2013, with many pie charts
presenting the lessons arising.
- Detailed original interviews carried out from mid 2013 with important
organisations in this space.
- Glossary of the challenging jargon, which is different between IPS and
RTLS yet often refers to the same or similar things.