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Visual Positioning Systems: revolutionising navigation and location-based services

We've explored various VPS solutions to improve location-based services, customer experiences, and operational efficiency.

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What is a Visual Positioning System (VPS)?

A Visual Positioning System (VPS) is a cutting-edge technology that provides precise location tracking of end-users, both indoors and outdoors. By leveraging computer vision, image recognition, and real-time location tracking, VPS enables accurate localization by comparing the visual surroundings of users to a database of stored images. Unlike traditional GPS technology, VPS is not limited by line-of-sight obstructions and can offer sub-meter accuracy, making it ideal for applications such as indoor navigation, augmented reality, and wayfinding. As a result, VPS is becoming increasingly popular in industries such as retail, healthcare, and transportation, where it is used to enhance customer experiences, improve operational efficiency, and drive innovation.

Testing the main Visual Positioning Systems

We’ve explored the world of Visual Positioning Systems (VPS) testing the top solutions on the market. Our report covers the unique features and benefits of four VPS solutions (Google’s ARCore API, Snapchat’s Landmarker, Niantic Lightship, and Microsoft Azure Spatial Anchors), providing an in-depth look at each technology's capabilities. From image recognition technology to real-time location tracking, these cutting-edge solutions offer sub-meter accuracy and indoor navigation capabilities, making them ideal for a wide range of applications.

The future of location-based services and beyond

Visual Positioning Systems (VPS) have immense potential to revolutionise the way we interact with the world around us. As mobile devices become more advanced and 5G internet becomes more widely available, VPS technologies are set to become an integral part of our lives, creating new opportunities for businesses and individuals alike. Here are three key areas where VPS is set to have a significant impact.

Augmented Reality (AR) and gaming

VPS will enable immersive AR experiences and location-based games, creating new opportunities for engagement and entertainment.

Indoor navigation and wayfinding

VPS will provide accurate and precise indoor navigation, enabling better wayfinding for consumers and operational efficiency for businesses.

Healthcare and telemedicine

VPS will enable remote patient monitoring, personalized care, and more efficient healthcare management.