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MWC: Intel Showcased Wi-Fi Chipset with Indoor Positioning - 03/09/2015

Last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Intel was demonstrating a new Wi-Fi chipset (WCS 8270) that integrates high accuracy 1-3 meter indoor positioning. GPS Business News spoke with Avi Sharon, Location Ecosystem manager for the...

Nextome: Bluetooth Indoor Location Made in Italy - 02/26/2015

Europe has proved to be a fertile ground for start-up delivering innovation in indoor geolocation. Pole Star, Insiteo, Sensewhere, indoo.rs and a few others are testimonials of that. And so is a newcomer, Nextome (pronounce “Next-to-me“), a provider...

HERE for Android Adds Indoor Maps - 02/23/2015

Last week HERE introduced an updated version of its Android app with the addition of indoor maps. The app includes more than 90,000 buildings in 11,700 separate venues, in 76 countries. “Altogether, the area covered comes to 1.1 billion square...

Podcast Interview with K. Hunter, COO of Beacon Pioneer Gimbal - 02/03/2015

When you talk about retail and mobile there are products you cannot avoid these days, these are (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons or iBeacon, in Apple’s wording. There are many start-up in this area, but also some more grown up companies. This is for...

ABI Forecasts Indoor Location Deployments to Reach 25,000 Venues this Year - 12/16/2014

ABI Research’s quarterly indoor location technology tracker is forecasting deployments to approach 25,000 by the end of 2014, up more than 100 percent on 2013. “Vertically, the bulk of deployments are in clothing, big box, grocery, and shopping...

Q&A with CSR About Indoor Location Android SDK - 12/04/2014

British semiconductor vendor CSR announced two weeks ago (read here) the upcoming availability of an indoor location technology SDK for the Android platform. GPS Business News spoke to CSR’s Product Line Director Dave Huntingford to learn more. GPS...

Poll: 15% American Smartphone Users Have Engaged with In-Store Beacons - 11/26/2014

A Harris Poll commissioned by Placecast highlights the fact American shoppers are very aware of in-store beacons: over half (52 percent) of the cell phone/smartphone owners surveyed said they have heard of in-store beacons, and 15 percent have...

CSR to Offer Indoor Location Technology SiRFusion as a SDK for Android - 11/20/2014

CSR today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers willing to integrate indoor location technology. The SDK will be running on Android version 4.4 or later and it will be available in...

Point Inside Partner with Target for In-Store Navigation with App - 11/17/2014

In-store engagement solution vendor Point Inside and U.S. based big box retailer Target today announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in the Target app (iOS and Android), a new version that was released on November 12....

Indoor Location's Upcoming SLAM Dunk - 11/11/2014

The beauty of GPS is that it works everywhere. With a GPS-enabled phone, applications ranging from navigation to picture geotagging, from nearby restaurant search to social network check-ins, can all work everywhere. That is, everywhere outside....

u-blox Intros New GNSS Module with Embedded Dead Reckoning - 11/11/2014

This week at the electronica trade show in Munich, wireless and positioning semiconductor vendor u-blox has introduced NEO-M8L, a new positioning module that embeds a 3D gyroscope and a 3D accelerometer. Using the vehicle's speed information and...

Sensewhere Offers Rev Share to Crowdsourcing Partners for Its Indoor Location Technology - 11/04/2014

Scottish developer of indoor positioning technology Sensewhere now offers to crowdsourcing partners a share of revenue of the licensing of its location database. Sensewhere has developed and has been marketing for the last three years an indoor...
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