What is Wayfinding?
Wayfinding technologies help support the flow of people in and around buildings by providing digital maps on interactive displays and personal devices.
In the hustle and bustle of companies bringing people to back into their buildings, we’ve encountered quite a few logistical challenges that make things interesting! Here are just a few of them: the number of people has changed, the building space has evolved in how it’s being used, technology has advanced, and there are even people who have never stepped foot in the building before. Exciting times!
Now, let’s talk about the personal space footprint. We’ve got all these cool new ways of working together like open concept collaboration, desk clusters, and reassigned bases. It’s all dynamic and thrilling, but there’s a common question on everyone’s mind: “Where do I go? How do I get there? How can I find my team or my colleagues? And how on earth will anyone find me?” And let’s not forget about the newbies or those visiting a different location—will they be overwhelmed or hopelessly lost?
Fear not, as the solution lies in WAYFINDING! You might have heard of the term “Hotelling” too. We’ve got some great hardware and software solutions that’ll help you out with all of this. Picture this: we can communicate to your team where they’re supposed to meet, let you know how busy the office is on any given day, help you reserve a desk, guide you to the room with all the fancy tech you need, and even handle the check-in and check-out process for the day.
Imagine incorporating Kiosks with awesome 3D building layouts, using plugins for internal communication or organization platforms, and having guidance right in the palm of your hand through phone apps and GPS. That’s just scratching the surface of what these incredible Wayfinding Systems can do to make your workplace organized and productive. We’re here to relieve you and your fellow employees from the stress and uncertainty of returning to the office. In fact, this new way of directing people might even make coming back to the office exciting!
Most systems can double as digital signage to share information, videos, advertisements, etc when maps aren’t needed. Managing content is easy, via web-based access. Talk about getting more bang for your buck!
APPSpace and Mapsted
When it comes to navigating the exciting world of Wayfinding Systems, there are two companies that stand out from the crowd: APPSpace and Mapsted.
APPSpace (appspace.com) is a powerhouse in the industry, offering a comprehensive range of hardware and software solutions
to make your workplace a seamless and organized space. With their cutting-edge technology, including intuitive kiosks with 3D building layouts and plugins for internal communication or organization platforms, they ensure that finding your way and connecting with your team becomes a breeze. APPSpace understands the importance of scalability and customization, catering to businesses of all sizes and budgets.
On the other hand, we have Mapsted (mapsted.com), a company that takes Wayfinding Systems to the next level with their innovative use of phone apps and GPS technology. With Mapsted, your employees can embark on a digital adventure, guided by a user-friendly app that leads them straight to their destinations within the office. By harnessing the power of location-based services, Mapsted helps you revolutionize the way your team navigates and collaborates, all at the touch of a button.
So, whether you’re intrigued by APPSpace’s impressive array of hardware and software solutions or enticed by Mapsted’s mobile-centric approach, both companies offer state-of-the-art technology to make your workplace navigation a delightful experience. Check out appspace.com and mapsted.com to explore how these industry leaders can transform your office into a smoothly flowing, pleasant environment.
What Can AVT.ca Offer?
At AVT.ca, we’re thrilled to offer your company a range of solutions that can be tailored to your needs and budget. Our scalable and evolving systems can adapt as your company grows, changes, or discovers new ways to utilize them. We have the ability to integrate wayfinding hardware and software solutions into existing Crestron Control and Scheduling systems, for a seamless user experience. So, go ahead and reach out to us with your requirements or ideas, and together we’ll find the perfect solution for you!
AVT.ca is an authorized dealer of many wayfinding products. Demos are available on request.
To learn more about wayfinding products feel free to contact us!