Location Based Services

TRX Systems Crowdsources Indoor Navigation Maps - 01/14/2016

At the CES trade show in Las Vegas, Indoor location vendor TRX Systems demonstrated FeatureSLAM, a solution that crowdsources the construction of indoor navigation maps. Users of the NEON Indoor Location solution wear a tag attached to their belt...

Invensense: From MEMS to Retail Analytics - 01/14/2016

MEMS vendor Invensense has made today a surprising move in announcing Coursa Retail, an indoor shopper location analytics and retargeting service for Brick and Mortar retailers. Coursa Retail integrates into the retailer’s mobile customer...

World Premiere: Indoor Geolocation Testbed - 12/21/2015

Indoor location technologies are currently offered on the world stage by more than a hundred companies: from Google (and soon Apple) to large enterprise Wi-Fi vendor (Aruba, Cisco) and to small startup. However, comparing these technologies is...

Indoor Loc: Interview with Bernd Gruber, Indoo.rs - 12/17/2015

At the Where Camp conference in Berlin two weeks ago, GPS Business News spoke with Bernd Gruber, co-founder of indoo.rs an Austrian startup specializing in indoor location. Indoo.rs uses radio sognal fingerprinting as well as inertial sensors from...

HERE Grows Coverage of Indoor Maps - 12/10/2015

The acquisition of digital map vendor HERE by a consortium of German car makers could indicate that pedestrian maps are not a focus of HERE any more. Actually it does not seem so. Based on a recent discussion with HERE even car makers seem...

Uber Grows Team to Source LBS Technologies & Content - 12/10/2015

Earlier this year Uber bought San-Jose-based deCarta, a provider of web and mobile mapping technologies. Kim Fennell, CEO of deCarta since 2004, joined the car hailing company at that time but his role has evolved since September, as stated in his...

Q&A with Insider Navigation: Augmented Reality for Indoor Location - 12/09/2015

Located in Vienna, Austria, Insider Navigation was created in 2014 based on a unique technology: augmented reality. It uses the camera from smartphones to recognizes unique visual patterns in a location and to position the user accordingly on a map....

Wi-Fi Vendor Aruba Expands Presence in Beacon Industry - 12/03/2015

Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Aruba (a HP Subsidiary) has announced this week a Bluetooth beacon management platform that allows organizations to remotely manage beacons across existing multi-vendor Wi-Fi networks from a central location. Aruba first...

Mapillary: 3D Point Cloud from Smartphones Pictures - 12/02/2015

Swedish startup Mapillary, which specializes in street-level crowdsourced pictures, has been growing its inventory to more than 44.7 million crowdsourced pictures to date. End of October the company celebrated the first million of kms covered by...

Indoor Map & Location Tech Powering COP21 Climate Conference - 12/01/2015

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, Cardiweb, a mobile solution provider, Pole Star (indoor location tech), and Visioglobe, (indoor maps), are delivering the official mobile application of the Paris Climate...

Beretta i-Protect, Bluetooth Gun Located via Smartphone - 11/26/2015

Last week at the Milipol tradeshow in Paris, Italian firearm manufacturer Beretta was demonstrating a connected gun technology using Bluetooth Low Energy and an app on smartphones. i-Protect was first shown two years ago as a dedicated blackbox...

Italian Bus Company SASA Deploys 1,000 Bluetooth Beacons - 11/25/2015

The Italian transportation company SASA has implemented an information service for passengers that uses 1,000 beacons from Romanian vendor Onyx Beacon. Based in Bolzano, South Tyrol, SASA administrates a fleet of 160 buses and provides more than 22...
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