LBS/Wireless

deCarta Powers POI Search for Major Mobile Handset Maker

August 27, 2014By

Advanced Search Engine Replaces Google Local Search in 122 Countries deCarta, Inc., an independent LBS platform company, is now providing the local search function for a worldwide, top-five mobile handset manufacturer. deCarta has been hosting and running the search service since August 7 using its advanced geosearch engine — L2 — and has replaced the search service previously provided by Google. The service... read more

Indoor Location Has Major Growing Pains, but Big Upside

August 27, 2014By

A number of factors are holding the proximity marketing/indoor positioning markets back: standardization issues, consumer acceptance/privacy, retailer awareness and the technology itself. However, as one location executive put it, it may be the one way that retailers with brick and mortar stores can compete with Amazon and other online giants. read more

Connected Car Isn’t a Smart Car

August 27, 2014By

The most interesting thing in mobile and location in 2014 is the connected vehicle. Back in the early 1990s, a bigger vision of smarter highways began to be explored. The technology was refined, and resulted in successful demos of cars talking to each other and to roadside infrastructure like traffic lights. If you lived in Southern California, you might remember... read more

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Majority Support FCC Rule Requiring Carriers to Provide Accurate Indoor Locations

August 26, 2014By

A new survey of more than 1,000 consumers found a dramatic gap between the limited location requirements for cell-phone carriers and broad public expectations that wireless callers can be found by emergency responders if they dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. According to the survey, two-thirds of cell-phone owners (66 percent) thought that wireless companies could help emergency responders locate them... read more

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Royal Institute Hosts New Navigation Conference

August 22, 2014By
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The Royal Institute of Navigation is launching a new international conference series, tackling some of the biggest issues across the domains of modern navigation: land, sea, air and space. The RIN is now accepting abstracts for the conference. The International Navigation Conference 2015, set for February 24-26, 2-15, is planned as a first event in a new series of world-class conferences. The... read more

Omnitracs Tracking Offers Enhanced Mobile Workforce Management

August 20, 2014By

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, is making available Omnitracs Tracking powered by Roadnet, a mobile workforce tracking application for smart devices. Omnitracs Tracking offers basic capabilities to help companies track the locations of their mobile workers throughout the day and get additional performance data to help make them safer and more productive,... read more

New GNSS Market Outlook Report Forecasts to 2020

August 14, 2014By

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GNSS Market Outlook 2020″ report to its offerings. Research and Markets explained that GNSS has developed its applications across various industries worldwide. Some applications are simple, such as determining a position, whereas others are complex blends of GNSS with communications and other technologies. Over the past few years, the rapid growth in GNSS commercial applications... read more

CSR, Maestro Offer High-Performance GNSS Module

August 14, 2014By
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Hong Kong-based Maestro Wireless Solutions, a manufacturer of location receivers, and CSR plc, a global provider of silicon and software solutions for location-aware applications, announce the immediate availability of the A5100-A, a next-generation SiRFstarV GNSS positioning module that combines high-performance GPS and GLONASS receiver technology in a small 10 x 15 mm package. The A5100-A is designed for a wide range of applications including wearable... read more