According to the Gartner Market Guide to Indoor Location Platforms report, “This past year saw a rising number of vendors in this market due to high demand for services such as social distancing, workplace safety and general “return-to-work” technology. At the same time, existing indoor location services providers added a new solution or application to their offering, as well as leveraging new technologies for locationing such as 5G and new Wi-Fi standards.” The pandemic caused Gartner clients to prioritize use cases around “space planning, workspace booking, asset tracking, people counting and distancing, and space occupancy” according to the Gartner market guide.
The Gartner market guide recommends operations and infrastructure leaders to take into account the need to comply with social distancing regulations at work until 2023 and the capability to optimize processes, reduce costs and increase the safety of employees in the long term with real-time location tracking when selecting indoor location providers. The Gartner market guide suggests that since every vendor has a different offering, it is important to keep in mind the specific necessities and use cases for each company when selecting a vendor.
Boni Global Made the List of Gartner Market Guide to Indoor Location Platforms
In the Gartner Market Guide for Indoor Location Platforms, Boni Global was listed as a . With technology-agnostic platforms and IMDF compliant maps, Boni Global’s offers adaptable digital solutions for both employee and customer-facing applications. Boni Global’s Smart Steps indoor mapping and navigation platform was included, which can be adapted for many different use cases across industries. Our accessibility solution Loud Steps combines indoor navigation with guidance for individuals with visual impairments to help them navigate complex public spaces. Like others in the indoor location platform market, Boni Global has pivoted and expanded its offerings to address the most pressing needs of companies.
Safe Steps IoT solution provides customers a single-access point work health and safety management by combining the Filiation module, which uses proximity technology to help employees stay socially distanced and WHS departments to create accurate filiation reports to better analyze risk, with the newly added Emergency module, which includes features such as restricted area management, panic button, stillness/man down detection and emergency roll call to improve emergency preparedness, prevent accidents and minimize damage.