LBS/Wireless

Vibrating GPS Shoes Help Lead the Way

September 2, 2014By

An Indian high-tech start-up is offering a GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions, according to an article in gulfnews.com. The red sneakers count the number of steps taken, the distance traveled, and calories burned. The shoes go on sale this month under the name LeChal, which means “take me along” in Hindi. The shoes come... read more

AT&T to Host Hackathon, Demonstrate Connected Platforms at CTIA

September 2, 2014By

AT&T will be a major participant during CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas next week. Connected car, connected home and wearables will all be on display throughout AT&T’s activities: The first AT&T Hackathon to take place at CTIA will give developers access to new APIs for the car and home. A 60-foot x 40-foot booth showcasing the latest Connected Life... read more

ION Seeks Abstracts for Pacific PNT 2015, PTTI Registration Opens

September 2, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Pacific PNT Conference, to be held April 20-23, 2015, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts are due November 14, 2014. Pacific PNT, where “East Meets West in the Global Cooperative Development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology,” brings together policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South... read more

The Business & Product Showcase — September 2014

September 1, 2014By

The Business section from the September 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Juniper Systems Rugged Handheld Company; JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV; CSR, Maestro Module; Spirent Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors; Carlson BRx5 Pole-Top Receiver; Trimble Rover 2 with Wireless Link; Mitre Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks; Avidyne Navigator Certification; Mobile Location Data Accuracy Guidelines; GigOptix Offers Dual-Mode GNSS RF Receiver; Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13... read more

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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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