Indoor Positioning

Sonata Advertising Platform Brings Online Customers to Bricks-and-Mortar Stores

November 11, 2013By
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Currently, 96 percent of world trade takes place through traditional brick and mortar stores. Add almost 1,000 million smartphones with integrated GPS to that retailing picture and a whole range of advertising opportunities, with high added value for advertisers and consumers, opens up. Sonata was begun l to drive foot traffic to local retailers’ point of sale via potential customers’... read more

NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy

October 21, 2013By
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On October 2, NextNav announced that Broadcom Corporation acquired a commercial license to NextNav’s Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) technology, a so-called terrestrial constellation that brings GNSS-like performance to indoor and urban environments where satellite-based positioning is either unavailable or significantly degraded. The agreement enables Broadcom to integrate NextNav’s location technology into its mass-market GNSS connectivity and mobility platforms, used primarily... read more

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Emerging Mobile Indoor Positioning Market the Subject of New Report

October 9, 2013By

According to a new report by Research and Markets, the winners in making and operating mobile phones will offer the most compelling new functionality, IPS being a major enabler. The winners in making, integrating and operating RTLS will reduce cost and improve usefulness, not least to encompass mobile phones and other mobile computing. The world’s largest companies are locking horns... read more

Innovation: Getting Closer to Everywhere

October 1, 2013By
FIGURE 1. Functional flow diagrams for a strapdown inertial navigation system (top) and a pedestrian dead-reckoning system (bottom).

Accurately Tracking Smartphones Indoors
If we wish to obtain consistently usable positions indoors using a mobile phone, we can augment its GPS or GNSS receiver with other unfettered sensing technologies such as gyroscopes and accelerometers supplemented by radio signals of opportunity. But is all of this actually feasible? The authors have conducted tests of a multi-system approach to positioning indoors with favorable results. read more

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On the Edge: Find Yourself in Vegas

October 1, 2013By
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Photographersnature.

Qualcomm and Cisco Collaborate to Improve Indoor Navigation Las Vegas — home of gambling, shows, and massive hotel/entertainment/resort complexes. It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for amid miles and miles of indoor floorspace. In May, Qualcomm Atheros and Cisco showcased its collaboration to enhance indoor location services at a customer deployment at the Bellagio Resort and Casino... read more

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Rx Networks Announces Zed, a Precise Indoor Vertical Location Service for Mobile Devices

September 18, 2013By

Rx Networks, Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, today announced a new z-axis determination capability called Zed. This new solution, comprised of a client software library and associated cloud-based data services, is targeted at chipset vendors, device OEMs and application developers seeking to integrate reliable floor-level detection. The announcement came at ION GNSS 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Whether... read more

Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module

September 11, 2013By
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Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, is making available its new software-defined radio (SDR) module, the ASR-2300, for developing high-performance positioning, navigation and timing, and communication applications. The ASR-2300 will be on display September 16-19 at the Institute of Navigation annual meeting, ION GNSS+ 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. “The ASR-2300 delivers advanced SDR capabilities in... read more

Report Looks at Market Factors for Indoor Positioning

August 23, 2013By

In recent years, there has been a substantial demand for indoor positioning and navigation equipment in the marketplace across verticals. Research and Markets has released a new report that indicates that there are multiple factors shaping the future of the indoor location market. One such factor is the increasing number of applications that are addressing the expressed market need. Another... read more