WPS meets eGPS: Skyhook partners with CSR

CSR Wi-Fi chipset
CSR Wi-Fi chipset
Skyhook Wireless announced today an agreement with CSR, lining up a new silicon vendor partner for its Wi-Fi positioning technology.

CSR offers a Wi-Fi chipset and a Bluetooth/FM/software GPS chipset as well as its own eGPS software that reads cell tower signal to augment the GPS positioning. This collaboration with Skyhook will enable the Cambridge (UK) company to add another signal layer to improve location availability and accuracy.

Additionally, CSR is a relatively new player in the Wi-Fi chipset game, therefore adding a differentiator such as WPS is even more important.

“We are working closely with CSR in integrating techniques, tuning our WPS engine to their chipsets”, said Ted Morgan, CEO at Skyhook Wireless. No date of availability of a combined solution has been disclosed at this stage.

Read here our recent interview with Stuart Strickland, Location Business Unit Vice President at CSR.

Monday, June 30th 2008

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