Numerous findings converge on the reality that, the indoor location area is exploding, and will soon reach a tipping point in adoption.
However, Research and Markets reveals that, while the number of indoor location solutions reaching market has risen dramatically, the number of indoor location systems entering true commercial use, beyond trials or experiments, has not yet truly taken off.
Many indoor location systems are achieving significantly better accuracy than was achieved 2-3 years ago.
Many solutions today are requiring less tedious setup and configuration than was previously required. This includes use of SLAM and crowdsourcing technologies.
M&A and strategic partnerships has brought the innovations of start-up companies into the strength of major companies.
A mature ecosystem has developed in which companies are specializing in vertical industries, and incorporating location technologies from other vendors.
According to Research and Markets, these trends will drive a rise in full commercial deployments by the end of 2017, and integration with mass-market apps in 2018.