LBS/Wireless

Companies Looking to Profit with Niche Fleet Markets

November 25, 2013By
towman-show

Niche markets for location companies are sometimes hit-and-miss. One real opportunity that is gaining more traction among location companies is towing. There are legions of Duck Dynasty-type of towing trade show attendees, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. There is tons of money in the towing industry as banks, insurance companies, motor clubs and other technology entities are flocking to these shows. Many times that scruffy-looking guy in a Duck Dynasty T-shirt is a multi-million-dollar owner of a big towing company. Such companies as Verizon are ramping up their fleet opportunities for more conventional markets, which again leads one to say, once again, that the fleet, mobile resource management market is still growing and lucrative. read more

Qualcomm Collaborates with Samsung to be First to Employ BeiDou for Location-Based Mobile Data

November 22, 2013By

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is enhancing location precision in smartphones and tablets initially in China with support for China’s BeiDou Satellite Navigation System. Supporting the BeiDou constellation within Qualcomm IZat location solutions increases the number of satellites that Qualcomm-based devices can access to provide greater position location accuracy. Qualcomm is collaborating with Samsung to... read more

SPOT LLC Offers SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device

November 14, 2013By
SPOT Trace

SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., has launched its SPOT Trace anti-theft asset tracking device. SPOT Trace ensures cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles and other valuable assets are where they need to be, notifying owners via email or text when movement is detected anytime, anywhere. SPOT’s growing family of products uses 100% satellite technology to provide location-based... read more

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1 Billion Smartphones with Location-Based Sensor Fusion Expected by 2016

November 14, 2013By

As smartphones embrace always-on, ubiquitous location, location-based sensor fusion will become a standard feature. ABI Research’s report, “Location-based Sensor Fusion: Companies, Technologies, and Revenue Opportunities,” outlines how sensor fusion will evolve to support indoor location and the companies best placed to succeed in this space. Location-based sensor fusion will enable the dawn of the quantified self, ambient intelligence, as well... read more

Verizon Expands Asset Tracking Portfolio with Networkfleet Asset Guard

November 14, 2013By

Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the expansion of its asset- tracking capabilities, with the introduction of Verizon Networkfleet Asset Guard. Designed to fit seamlessly on Verizon’s existing Networkfleet vehicle tracking solution, Networkfleet Asset Guard runs on the Verizon Wireless network for fixed and moveable fleets such as trailers, yellow iron machines and generators. A lightweight device with a built-in wireless... read more

GPSTrackIt.com Adds Hard Turns to Driver Safety Alerts

November 11, 2013By

GPSTrackIt.com has introduced a new Driver Safety Alert that tracks hard turns. Driver Safety Alerts already track and report driving behaviors like rapid acceleration, hard braking, and seatbelt usage. GPSTrackIt engineers have now added the ability to identify “hard turns” to the alert list. Driver Safety Alerts are used by businesses across the country to help dispatchers and managers understand... read more

Kinexon Wins 10th European Satellite Navigation Competition with Athlete Tracking Analysis

November 11, 2013By
Klixon-O

Online analysis of athletes’ tactical, technical, and physical capability is the focus of this year’s newly named Galileo Master, Kinexon GmbH. The 10th European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) recognized the best products, services, and innovations that facilitate the use of satellite navigation in everyday life. At the 2013 awards ceremony, prizes worth a total of about EUR 1 million were... read more

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

November 11, 2013By
Sonata

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