Indoor location service with beacons on embedded linux

The trend of using location-based services (LBS) is not new but has evolved over long time and continues to enter into new application and service landscapes. LBS have essentially targeted outdoor scenarios, whereas GPS is the defacto standard for these cases. Indoor localization technologies are also gaining attraction.

In this paper, we present our Linux-based solution, which runs on low-cost embedded hardware, and is equipped with shortrange wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WIFI. Using the beaconing capabilities of these technologies in combination with control over M2Mprotocols, we are able provide different applications at the point of presence (PoP).