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Insiteo Selected by Toulouse Airport for Indoor Location - 07/22/2014

French indoor location vendor Insiteo has signed up Toulouse Blagnac airport to deploy its technology that helps travelers navigate the airport easily. The airport has an annual traffic of 7.5 million passengers; 40% of these are business travelers....

Ultra-Wideband Poised to Enter Smartphones: a Location Opportunity? - 07/22/2014

Recent years have seen a constant increase in the speed at which software innovations reach market. One day’s new concept can be the next day’s innovative mobile application, the following day’s ten competing mobile applications, and the day after...

Google’s Don Dodge: “I Have Invested in 5 Indoor Location Companies“ - 07/21/2014

Last month Google’s Developer Advocate Don Dodge, who is also a significant business angel, took the stage at Digital Summit, an event organized by the MIT Technology Review last month in San Francisco. In his talk he spoke about indoor location...

More than 60M BLE Beacons to Be Sold by 2019 - 07/10/2014

iBeacons and more generally Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are the new hype for micro-location and proximity marketing and in a new report ABI Research forecasts the market to reach 60 million units sold by 2019. Although beacon’s use cases in...

All You Need to Know about Indoor Location in Apple iOS8 - 07/01/2014

At the recent Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple introduced its indoor location technology without a big splash. Apple will use RF parametric data as well as motion sensors data from its M7 chipset to enable indoor location....

aisle411 Works with Google’s Project Tango for Retail Experience - 06/26/2014

Indoor retail mapping provider aisle411 has announced a pilot project with Google Project Tango, a new technology of the Mountain View company that creates 3D indoor maps on the fly from mobile devices. aisle411 is leveraging the Project Tango...

TRX Systems Awarded Fourth Patent for Indoor Geo-Location - 06/25/2014

TRX Systems, a company that develops indoor location systems based on sensors, has been awarded its Fourth U.S. patent. The US patent 8751151 covers a system and method for “recognizing features for improving indoor location accuracy using...

TCS, Cisco Using Wi-Fi for 9-1-1 Indoor Geolocation - 06/23/2014

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) and Cisco are collaborating to complement standard 9-1-1 geo-location solutions with Wi-Fi-based technologies to provide indoor location information in emergency situations. Using Cisco's Mobility Services Engine...

75% of Retailers Plan to Identify Walk-In Customers within 5 Years - 06/17/2014

A survey from Boston Research Partners shows that within five years 75 percent of top North American retailers expect to identify customers as they walk into their stores. At this stage only three percent of them do have this capability. Other...

Apple Raises Privacy Bar in iOS 8: In-Store Tracking with Wi-Fi at Risk? - 06/16/2014

The Apple developer’s community is step by step discovering the new features of the iOS 8 operating system - currently in beta - that will be released this Fall. Among these features Apple is anonymizing the information sent by its devices to WiFi...

XtremePush Provides iBeacon Tech to Dublin Stadium - 06/02/2014

Mobile marketing solutions vendor XtremePush has teamed up with Leinster Rugby to deploy Apple’s iBeacon technology in the RDS Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. During the recent RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final at the RDS stadium, mobile-minded supporters...

GE & Bytelight Mix Visible Light Communication and Bluetooth for In-Store LBS - 05/30/2014

GE Lighting and ByteLight today unveiled a partnership to bring indoor location solutions to retail stores. The solution embedded into GE’s LED fixtures combines Visible Light Communication (VLC), a technology developed by Boston-based start-up...
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