Indoor Positioning

Skyhook, Philips Lifeline Develop Location Platform for Emergency Response

January 14, 2013By

Skyhook and Philips Lifeline have announced a collaboration to incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location positioning platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe mobile personal response services. Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide the call center with the location information needed to support locating of users... read more

Report Looks at Indoor Location Positioning and Mobile Markets

January 8, 2013By

In December 2011, Grizzly Analytics released its first comprehensive report on indoor location positioning technology, predicting that indoor location services were ready to revolutionize the mobile market. The five months that followed have shown how true this was, with new initiatives announced on a regular basis and numerous demonstrations at industry conferences, Grizzly Analytics says. In a fully revised and... read more

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Will Fragmentation Hurt Location Business?

December 12, 2012By

Get out of the way, GPS. Wi-Fi is elbowing in on the location game. Wi-Fi operators are tracking people and offering retailers and marketers access to customers’ behavior and location. Traffic patterns emitted by smartphone Wi-Fi signals let network operators keep tabs on what shoppers are doing. Heat maps are being created with data from Wi-Fi points to map out... read more

Getting to Z: Indoor Positioning with GPS

November 28, 2012By

By Alan Cameron In this column, I normally write about satellites, signals, and space (as in outer), and the policies or controversies pertaining to those entities. This week we are headed indoors. Inner space, where GNSS has difficulties going, but must go, somehow, to prove itself commercially and governmentally. To do so, it needs powerful friends. The most rigorous indoor... read more

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Continuous Indoor Positioning: GNSS, Wi-Fi, and MEMS Dead Reckoning

November 1, 2012By
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By J. Blake Bullock, Mahesh Chowdhary, Dimitri Rubin, Donald Leimer, Greg Turetzky, and Murray Jarvis A new chip fuses input from several sensors, using the best combination at any given time to maximize coverage and accuracy while keeping power draw to a minimum. This produces continuous position availability in indoor environments, as demonstrated by performance measurements in real-world test environments.... read more

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Indoor Location Tests Ahead, Mapping under Scrutiny

October 22, 2012By

October was a month of shows, rumors and announcements. Testing of competing indoor location positioning technologies is being planned by the FCC; prospects for some companies will ride on the public results. Apple may be turning to TomTom to save it from its mapping inaccuracy issues, dubbed Mapplegate. This month’s CTIA show was flat; attendees were wondering if it was... read more

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FCC Hosts Public Workshop on Indoor Location this Wednesday

October 22, 2012By

The FCC sees indoor location as a critical safety concern for E911 emergency response. The commission has tasked an advisory committee to evaluate indoor location positioning technologies. A public workshop on this testing is being held at the FCC on Wednesday, October 24, and can be watched online at www.fcc.gov/live. TechnoCom has been chosen to conduct the independent testing as... read more

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Funding for ByteLight Pinpoints Indoor Location Using LED Lighting

October 22, 2012By

By Janice Partyka. ByteLight, a provider of LED (light-emitting diode) based indoor positioning technology, announced that it has received $1.25 million in funding from individual and institutional investors, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners. ByteLight will use the funding to build its team, deploy at pilot locations, and expand its ecosystem of lighting partners. Using ByteLight’s LED lighting-based indoor positioning solution,... read more

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