With the Cisco Smart Spaces solution, we’re forging new ground in the workplace and in the industry. Smart Spaces transforms the way we interact with our workspaces. It changes how we find people, places, and things. Find out how we’re using technology, building systems, and Smart Spaces innovation to further collaboration, boost productivity, and create new, improved user experiences.

We’re not only using technology to drive personalized, highly productive collaborative environments for all our employees company-wide, but we’re also building a lot of intellectual property for the Smart Spaces solution. And several of our innovations have led to patents. Since August 2015, the Cisco IT IoE Digitization Services team, which includes Smart Spaces, has filed 15 patents — and counting. A patent filed recently by the Smart Spaces team provides a whole new way of thinking about and rendering indoor maps. Unlike traditional indoor mapping with image overlays or tiles rendered on top of existing world maps, our patent considers that everything in the map can change, including the layout of a room, and wayfinding automatically reflects changes in a dynamic environment.

We’re currently implementing the new Smart Spaces technology at our headquarters campus in San Jose, California. Eventually we plan to integrate dynamic spatial mapping wayfinding and other innovations in the Cisco Smart Spaces solution.