Saturday, May 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
DVD Players, Digital Cameras Will Soon Have The Fate Of Your Old TV
Project Tango's World-sensing Cameras To Come In Qualcomm's Reference Phone Designs
HDD Sales Drop, SSDs See Minor Growth
Nvidia Brings GameWorks To Mobile With AndroidWorks
Google Tries To Make Wearables Smarter
Facebook Now Supports Animated GIFs
ASRock Readies Z170 Motherboards For COMPUTEX
Apple Posts Workaround For Buf That Reboots The iPhone
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > HERE an...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, August 01, 2013
HERE and Qualcomm Drive New Indoor Location-based Services


Nokia has been providing venue maps to its business partners like Bing for over a year. Today, the Finish company extends its indoor mapping partnerships to Qualcomm to help create new indoor location-based services.

All location-based services need two elements to work: Positioning technologies, such as GPS, provide extremely precise location information and accurate maps then transform these numbers and coordinates into a pin on a map.

This works very well when we're outdoors. But when we're inside a building (roughly 90% of our time), things get less detailed. Satellite signals can't reach indoor locations and other technologies based on Wi-Fi or cellular networks aren't as accurate.

But as Cormac Conroy, vice president of the mobile, computing and location business unit at Qualcomm Atheros points out, indoors positioning within "3 - 7 meters is [all that is] needed for certain applications. In other situations, [such as] when you are trying to find a product at a specific shelf level, sub one-meter accuracy may be important."

This is why Qualcomm's IZat technology has been created for more accurate positioning indoors. At the same time HERE is mapping more and more venues (50,000 building in 69 countries so far) by not only collecting floor plans, but by also physically visiting venues.



These two elements will inspire a new generation of location-based experiences indoors: app developers and venues will have new ways to reach people with personalized, relevant and contextual information.

"Many new applications will be developed, such as for navigation, finding people and places, social networking, and receiving relevant and contextual information," Conroy continues.

"From there, I believe that people's demand for these types of applications will propagate the rapid penetration of indoor location applications and drive the technology to get more precise. People today want to be able to use their mobile devices in any environment. Why should location-based applications be any different?"


Previous
Next
Nvidia Shield Teardown        All News        iPad mini With Retina Display Due Q4 2013
AMD Opens Design Centre in Hyderabad     General Computing News      Twitter Reports Rise Of Government Requests For Users' Data

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Daimler and Qualcomm To Collborate On Connected Car Technologies
Qualcomm Improves AllPlay Smart Media Platform with New Features for Streaming Music Wirelessly
Judge Rules in Favor of InterDigital in ITC Action Involving Nokia, Microsoft
Nokia Won't Return To Phone Manufacturing
Qualcomm Lowers Current Quarter Forecast
Samsung To Make New Qualcomm Processors: report
Nokia to Buy Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia May Buy Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Business
NVIDIA Receives Favorable Ruling from ITC in Patent Dispute with Samsung, Qualcomm
Qualcomm To Release New Snapdragon Development Board With Wireless Capabilities
Qualcomm Previews The Next-Generation of Snapdragon Processor At MWC 2015

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .