Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has said that its networking and connectivity subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., has expanded the Qualcomm IZat location platform with enhancements that bring precise indoor positioning capabilities to the leading brands of mobile phones, tablets and network infrastructure.
IZat indoor location solutions will enable compelling consumer experiences in public places and help open revenue streams in the retail, travel, entertainment and hospitality industries.
These new indoor positioning capabilities enhance the end-to-end IZat location platform designed to deliver ubiquitous, always-on location. The platform is based on Qualcomm’s broad technology portfolio, including cellular, global navigation satellite system (GNSS), Wi-Fi, sensor and cloud-based assistance solutions, as well as the industry’s most widely deployed location core, already found in more than one billion devices on mobile networks worldwide.
Qualcomm Technologies can now deliver new indoor location capabilities on a large number of mobile devices. The enhanced IZat location platform enables more precise positioning (within 3-5 meters) inside buildings to ensure an optimal consumer experience.
Qualcomm Atheros’ latest 802.11ac and 802.11n access point solutions feature advanced Wi-Fi-based positioning calculations to pinpoint locations with greater accuracy.
“Outdoor navigation and location apps are already an essential part of the mobile experience, while indoor location represents the next frontier in location-based applications. With the unmatched capabilities of the IZat platform, Qualcomm is enabling precise indoor location and fostering a strong partner ecosystem,” said Amir Faintuch, senior vice president and general manager, consumer business unit, Qualcomm Atheros.