MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--sensewhere™, a market leader in indoor positioning solutions, today announced that its application for a key patent entitled “Locating Electromagnetic Signal Sources” has been approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The patented technology enables consumer devices to automatically and accurately georeference electromagnetic signal sources deep indoors. These signal sources can be generated from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC or cell-towers and form the basis for sensewhere’s dynamic proprietary database.
This database, in turn, continuously updates and improves iteratively, ultimately offering users accurate and reliable location information worldwide.
Commenting on this achievement, sensewhere’s CEO, Rob Palfreyman said:
“Our Locating Electromagnetic Signal Sources patent enables a global indoor positioning database that can be updated dynamically and will adapt quickly to changing environments.
The sensewhere crowdsourced solution provides a much cheaper, much faster (in roll-out terms), much more adaptive and, most importantly, potentially universal indoor location solution when compared to sensewhere’s competitors in this space.”
sensewhere has accelerated deployment of its indoor location services that utilises this and other patented technology also incorporating hybrid positioning and sensor technology integrated with sensewhere’s automatic crowdsourcing. sensewhere is successfully demonstrating through customer deployments the effectiveness of its services at an unprecedented level of accuracy set to benefit mobile devices, network operators, site vendors, application developers and the consumers.
This software is being adopted by key worldwide partners powering services such as adwhere and geowhere, and the company is on the path to achieving their goal of becoming the de facto standard for indoor positioning technology.
sensewhere’s Chairman, Jim Devine, expressed his satisfaction regarding this major achievement for the company: “This patent approval when coupled with the company’s existing patent portfolio in other countries, represents a key milestone in sensewhere’s journey towards confirming its position as the leading indoor positioning solution.”
sensewhere Ltd. is a world leader in hyper-local and indoor positioning solutions. sensewhere’s technology enables precise location information in areas where there is no or inaccurate satellite GPS data such as indoors or in dense urban areas. A key aspect of the technology is that it is based on sensewhere proprietary software and does not require installation of beacons or manual fingerprint to deliver fast accurate indoor location information.