Location Based Services

TCS & Intersec Expand their Common LBS Offerings Worldwide - 02/04/2016

LBS vendors to wireless operators TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) and Intersec have announced they are working together to expand their location-based service (LBS) solutions to worldwide markets. In the last 12 months, the companies have signed...

SIGNUL: When BLE Beacons Provide Personal Geofencing - 02/03/2016

Bluetooth Low Energy “beacons“ are used in connection with smartphones by shops, transport and many other vetical markets for proximity sensing and micro location. But there could be a more “personal“ use to this low cost technology. IOT Design...

Factual Claims 85 Million POIs in Database - 02/01/2016

Factual, a US startup which provides worldwide POIs data, has announced in an infographics to have reached 85 million points of interest in their database that covers 50 countries. In 2015 30.4 million of these have been updated and 30.2 million...

Indoo.rs Launches SLAM Engine to Accelerate Indoor Loc Deployments - 01/21/2016

Austria-based Indoo.rs, a specialist in indoor location-based services, has announced this week the availability of their SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology that simplifies the mapping of radio signals in an indoor location....

Sigfox Launches Foundation, Starts GPS Tracking Polar Scientists - 01/19/2016

Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, co-founder of low power wide area IoT network Sigfox, have announced today in a press conference the launch the SIGFOX Foundation, a not-for-profit entity based in Paris that will offer its network...

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....
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