TI to integrate Wi-Fi positioning from Skyhook Wireless

TI to integrate Wi-Fi positioning from Skyhook Wireless
Skyhook Wireless today announced that Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will integrate Skyhook’s XPS hybrid positioning system - which blends GPS, Cell-ID and GPS - into TI’s mobile connectivity solutions. Skyhook’s XPS software solution will be available along with TI’s NaviLink 6.0 and WiLink 6.0 solutions, available today, and on select future platforms.

“TI’s connectivity technology already enables tens of millions of location-aware mobile devices in the market today,” said Ram Machness, system and software marketing manager, wireless connectivity solutions, TI. “Combining Skyhook’s technology with TI’s NaviLink™ and WiLink™ offerings will further enhance these marketing-leading technologies, driving a more ubiquitous location based services (LBS) experience”.

TI has been known for providing GPS capabilities to Nokia Smartphones, including the best selling Nokia N95. So far Nokia has not yet integrated Wi-Fi positioning into its devices.

Monday, February 16th 2009

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