To-date the indoor location market has large focused on infrastructure based technologies such as Wi-Fi and BLE. However, with major companies like Apple, Google and Baidu expected to release their own handset-based indoor location technologies over the next year, it represents both a major opportunity and threat to retailers.
Suddenly, indoor location technologies and services can be deployed by third parties in any retail store. Retailers must act fast to take control of the digitization of their store, selecting the right partners and deciding on what data to share and what to keep in-house, when enabling new services.
This report aims to work through the technology options available to retailers, and what the implications of using these technology may be. The report also considers the opportunities and threat handset-based indoor location technologies present and how best to navigate this major upheaval of the market.