Actility sees Geolocation & Tracking as one of the fastest-growing IoT verticals and has been heavily investing in multi-technology indoor & outdoor fused geolocation, notably by producing Abeeway energy-efficient, reliable, and flexible tracking devices optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN® connectivity. Actility has been named by Gartner a Sample Vendor for Location Tracking in its October 2020 report “Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Devices”. In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing location-sensing became a critical capability. For this reason, using its geolocation and IoT expertise, Actility has released its Proximity Detection & Contact Tracing for Covid-19 Solution, already implemented by some major private companies.
The market is continuing to evolve with the addition of new indoor location data acquisition capabilities or the combination of new and existing technologies to address the growing use cases. In this new research “Critical Capabilities for Indoor Location Services, Global” Gartner is intended to help organizations shortlist vendors that match their indoor location services requirements.
For Indoor geolocation services, Actility has been establishing strategic partnerships with major market players, like a technology integration partnership with Quuppa, and a partnership with Favendo since 2019, a leading European provider of positioning, tracking, and navigation solutions based on Bluetooth low-energy.
In this Gartner report, Favendo is listed in the bottom third of vendors with all use cases. With an evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute, Gartner has positioned Favendo in the Niche Players quadrant of the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services.¹
As the report describes, “At the end of 2019, Favendo started to develop a multivendor GTM approach, leveraging technology partnerships with competitors such as Quuppa and Actility. Together with Actility, Favendo has deployed a people- and asset-tracking solution in the complex environment of mining, addressing indoor and outdoor transitional use cases. To address submeter accuracy requirements, Favendo leverages its technology partnership with Quuppa. The Commander platform is tag-agnostic and can ingest location information from different types of technologies, such as BLE, LoRa, and GPS.”
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