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This post is part of the “Choosing an indoor positioning technology” series. The series aims to help anybody evaluating and buying Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) to ask the right questions and make better informed decisions. This post focuses on Data Privacy. If you are only after the core message and evaluation criteria, you can skip ahead and simply focus on the bolded text.

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Choosing an Indoor Positioning System for use cases such as indoor wayfinding is often a daunting task. Complex technologies, foreign terminology and a large pool of vendors with varying value propositions can easily overwhelm anyone. Most companies…


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This post is part of the “Choosing an indoor positioning technology” series. The series aims to help anybody evaluating and buying Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) to ask the right questions and make better informed decisions. This post focuses on Scalability. If you are only after the core message and evaluation criteria, you can skip ahead and simply focus on the bolded text.

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Choosing an Indoor Positioning System for use cases such as indoor wayfinding is often a daunting task. Complex technologies, foreign terminology and a large pool of vendors with varying value propositions can easily overwhelm anyone. Most companies will…


This post is part of the “Choosing an indoor positioning technology” series. The series aims to help anybody evaluating and buying Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) to ask the right questions and make better informed decisions. This post focuses on Reliability. If you are only after the core message and evaluation criteria, you can skip ahead and simply focus on the bolded text.

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Choosing an Indoor Positioning System for use cases such as indoor wayfinding is often a daunting task. Complex technologies, foreign terminology and a large pool of vendors with varying value propositions can easily overwhelm anyone. Most companies will…


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This post is part of the “Choosing an indoor positioning technology” series. The series aims to help anybody evaluating and buying Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) to ask the right questions and make better informed decisions. This post focuses on Accuracy. If you are only after the core message and evaluation criteria, you can skip ahead and simply focus on the bolded text.

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Choosing an Indoor Positioning System for use cases such as indoor wayfinding is often a daunting task. Complex technologies, foreign terminology and a large pool of vendors with varying value propositions can easily overwhelm anyone. Most companies will…


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Covid-19 having a severe negative impact on the travel and hospitality industry is no surprise. However, an industry which might not come directly to one’s mind is education. We have previously written about universities, their need to reopen and their different pandemic response measures. If you have missed that post, you can find it here. The mental well-being of students and the universities’ financial pressures are main drivers to open back up. In order to accelerate the reopening of the campus Delft University of Technology has been conducting a research pilot leveraging Forkbeard’s technology for social distance monitoring.

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Last month we have dedicated most of our posts/analysis to Apple’s new product: the AirTag. More specifically, we have discussed the underlying concept of the Digital Twin, the use cases beyond lost & found and the limitations of current technologies. If you are unfamiliar with the Digital Twin concept and technology those articles are definitely worth a read. Forkbeard’s expertise in Indoor Positioning Systems using ultrasonic and Bluetooth Low Energy signals gives the company an edge when it comes to developing Digital Twin solutions. Below is a brief overview of the problem, the solution and Forkbeard’s secret.

The Problem

With the increasing…


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“Forkbeard” does not fall into the modern trend of descriptive company names like “Shopify” or “Deliveroo”. We are used to getting a lot of questions about what the name means. Hence, we wanted to spend a few minutes giving you the context to our company name. As you will see, it is rich in meaning and fits our purpose on several dimensions. So let us explain.


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Underlying Apple’s upcoming AirTag product is the powerful concept of the Digital Twin. The concept unlocks many powerful B2B use cases beyond the original one which is retrieving lost items. We have written about this in our two previous posts on the AirTag series which you can find here (Digital Twin concept) and here (Digital Twin use cases).

To conclude our series on AirTags, we would like to point out a few limitations that need to be resolved before the Digital Twin and its use cases come to fruition.

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We have written previously about the necessity of bringing students back on campus, as well as the most common measures used by universities ( here, if you missed it). This time we would like to outline how Forkbeard’s technology can be used to aid the process. To do that we first explain Forkbeard’s technology, more specifically the Proximity Monitor app. Afterwards, we dive into the pro-active and reactive measures that the technology enables.

Forkbeard’s Pandemic Solution: Proximity Monitor

Similar to Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification system, Forkbeard’s app Proximity Monitor relies on Bluetooth® connections between devices. Furthermore, similarly to Apple & Google, Forkbeard’s app works…


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In the last blog post we discussed how the concept underlying Apple’s upcoming AirTag is much more powerful than the actual product itself. This is why we believe that the AirTag’s initial use case of retrieving consumer items is only the tip of the iceberg. The true value creation will take place in the B2B space. So below is a list of 5 use cases that the digital twin will enable.

1. Increasing supply chain visibility and avoiding disruption

Loosing keys and other personal items is irritating and Apple’s AirTag are a great solution for this. However, most of the time we find the lost item in the…

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Forkbeard is building the world’s leading indoor positioning platform by combining Bluetooth Low Energy and ultrasound technologies.

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