Indoor Positioning

Google’s 3D Mapping Phones Head to Developers

March 19, 2014By
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Google’s 3D mapping project, Project Tango, is putting prototypes into developers’ hands. Google has been collaborating with universities, research labs, and industrial partners in nine countries, to concentrate the past 10 years of research in robotics and computer vision into a mobile phone. “We now have prototypes ready to put into the hands of eager development partners that can help... read more

TomTom Integrates Indoor Mapping with Micello Partnership

March 11, 2014By

TomTom has begun a strategic partnership with indoor-mapping company Micello Inc., extending its range of mapping products to include indoor venues. Integrating Micello’s maps and venue content gives TomTom’s business customers access to accurate pedestrian friendly indoor maps with points of interest data in venues worldwide. “The indoor mapping functionality means that step-by-step guidance can be integrated into daily life... read more

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FCC Acts to Help Emergency Responders Locate Wireless 911 Callers Indoors

February 20, 2014By

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless callers to 911. The proposed updates to the FCC’s Enhanced 911 (E911) rules respond to Americans’ increasing use of wireless phones to call 911, especially from indoors, and take advantage of technological developments that allow for more accurate location information to be transmitted... read more

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

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

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

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On the Edge: Find Yourself in Vegas

October 1, 2013By
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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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