Qualcomm and Cisco Working on Improving Indoor Location Based Services
Published on: 15th Nov 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Qualcomm and Cisco have announced that they are collaborating to accelerate indoor location services for venues that utilize Cisco wireless infrastructure. The combination of the Qualcomm IZat indoor location services platform and the Cisco "Connected Mobile Experience" solution is aimed at improving indoor location accuracy.
Many connected consumers rely on their mobile devices and location-based apps for information, interaction and context. However, the majority of these apps and services are challenged in urban environments and indoors, where satellite systems are unable to provide location data. Together, Qualcomm Atheros and Cisco are focused on accelerating more precise indoor location capabilities and ensuring interoperability between their respective solutions.
Qualcomm Atheros' location technologies have shipped in more than one billion devices operating in mobile networks worldwide. The company recently enhanced its IZat location platform to enable more precise positioning (within 3-5 meters) inside buildings to make indoor positioning more useful to consumers.
Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences offers the first Wi-Fi Passpoint (HotSpot 2.0) solution to integrate indoor location and real-time analytic technologies to deliver personalized mobile services and content.
"Qualcomm Atheros is enhancing the mobile experience by providing more precise context about who, and what, is nearby - in any environment," said Cormac Conroy, vice president, location products and technology, Qualcomm Atheros.