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August 24 2012

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Tech Giants Team Up to Improve Indoor Navigation 

Tech Giants like Samsung, Sony and Nokia and 19 other companies, wants to improve Indoor Navigation, as they team up to improve indoor positioning and market adoption of related services.

In-Location Alliance, wants to create solutions offering “high accuracy, low power consumption, mobility, ability to implement and usability.”

“The aim of the In-Location Alliance is to act as a pioneer opening up new business streams for indoor environments. Indoor positioning is the next frontier of mobile devices, offering great opportunities to enhance consumer experiences. In practice, since GPS doesn’t work well indoors, this means the alliance members will create pilots for services based primarily on Bluetooth 4.0 as well as Wi-Fi.

For the benefit of enterprises, the Alliance will drive a world-wide indoor positioning system for use in major venues. Our pilots along with technical evaluations, are paramount for driving rapid market adoption, “says the Alliance.

Apparently Google is not included in the 22 companies who formed the alliance, they have their own indoor positioning solution into its Google Maps for Android app.

This story is originally published on Mashable (Click here)

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