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In-Store Tracking Rejected by 71% U.S. Consumers: Is that Real? - 04/24/2014

Two weeks ago OpinionLab published the result of a poll indicating that 80 percent of customers would not like to be tracked by retailers in-store (read here). This week, Retale, a U.S. location-based retail shopping platform seemed to have...

TI Now Supports iBeacon across Bluetooth LE Portfolio - 04/23/2014

Texas Instruments (TI) last week announced support for iBeacon technology across its Bluetooth low energy portfolio. iBeacon is a technology introduced by Apple with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth low energy and geofencing to provide apps with a whole...

Carrefour Debuts 130,000 sq ft Flagship Store with Indoor Geolocation - 04/22/2014

Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer has equipped its new flagship store, in Villeneuve La Garenne, in the North West suburb of Paris, France with precise indoor geolocation to help shoppers find the products they are looking for. This...

Nordic Semiconductor Ships Smart Beacon Kit - 04/09/2014

Nordic Semiconductor has launched a reference design for Bluetooth Smart Beacons based on their nRF51822 SoC. The nRF51822 Beacon Kit allows developers and engineers to develop their own beacon applications using Apple's iBeacon standards, or create...

vente-privée.com Debuts iBeacon-like Technology - 04/08/2014

Large French e-tailer venteprivee.com (more than 2.5 million unique daily visitors) has unveiled a few days ago “Le Pass+“ an iBeacon-like technology that offers retailers an opportunity to send information in-store to customers on their...

Broadcom Promises Sub-Meter Location Accuracy with Latest WiFi SoC - 04/01/2014

Chip maker Broadcom unveiled today at the Interop show in Las Vegas the 5G WiFi (802.11ac) system-on-chip (SoC) which the company promises to deliver “sub-meter accuracy on physical locations.“ Broadcom's 5G WiFi SoC with on-chip “AccuLocate...

Indoo.rs Partners with BLE Beacon Maker StickNFind - 03/17/2014

indoo.rs, a supplier of indoor location technology, and StickNFind, a provider of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, have partnered to provide vertically integrated solutions for Indoor Location-Based Solutions for enterprises. The indoo.rs...

TomTom to Resell Indoor Maps from Micello - 03/10/2014

TomTom last week announced a partnership with worldwide indoor mapping provider Micello extending its range of mapping products to include indoor venues. “The indoor mapping functionality means that step-by-step guidance can be integrated into...

SPIRIT Navigation Demonstrated Indoor Navigation at MWC - 03/07/2014

SPIRIT Navigation, has demonstrated indoor inertial navigation at Mobile World Congress. This infrastructure-free indoor navigation software uses inertial sensors, Wi-Fi fingerprinting, geomagnetic fingerprinting and map matching. During our quick...

Mixing Wearable and Phone Sensors Data for Improved Intertial Navigation - 02/26/2014

Canada-based Trusted Positioning announced at Mobile World Congress the launch of T-PN ME, a location engine that uses motion sensor data from multiple mobile and wearable devices to more accurately locate a person indoors. The software collects...

Philips to Use LEDs for In-Store LBS - 02/19/2014

Exhibiting at the Euroshop trade show in Germany this week, LED lighting leader Philips demonstrated a solution that uses in-store LED lighting infrastructuere to provide indoor location-based services to shoppers. The system works by using lighting...

Pole Star to Provide Indoor Loc to Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via, Home of Mobile World Congress - 02/18/2014

Indoor location technology supplier Pole Star has signed up Barcelona’s trade fair Fira Gran Via as a new customer. Fira Gran Via is notably the home of the Mobile World Congress since 2013 Pole Star’s Nao Campus indoor location technology will be...
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