Showing posts with label Polaris Wireless. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polaris Wireless. Show all posts

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Polaris Wireless refines Z-axis wireless location tracking

Polaris Wireless, which supplies software-based wireless location solutions, has demonstrated the ability to locate wireless devices in the vertical dimension, or z-axis, within one floor level.

Polaris Wireless leverages available sensor inputs from devices and wireless networks to determine location. The company said its latest release also improves indoor horizontal accuracy.

“We continue to demonstrate the proven effectiveness and high accuracy of our indoor location technology,” said Manlio Allegra, Polaris Wireless CEO. “In emergency situations where first responders are trying to locate wireless callers in a high-rise building, the ability to identify which floor the call is originating from is essential.”

In early 2018, Polaris Wireless participated in

The company also released the following highlights from its recent participation in the CTIA’s Test Bed LLC Stage Z independent vertical location testing, which evaluated barometric-based solutions.  The FCC's Stage Z testing was conducted in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago.
  • Polaris Wireless was one of two technology vendors selected to participate and was the only solution tested in all buildings in all cities. 
  • Polaris Wireless included the widest variety of device and barometric sensor manufacturers. The other participating technology vendor is a hardware-based solution requiring terrestrial beacons and firmware in devices.
  • The Polaris Wireless solution was tested in 3 cities, 48 buildings, 312 test locations, and 55,592 test calls. 
  • Polaris Wireless achieved a vertical accuracy of 4.8 meters at the 80th percentile, with a minimal one-time compensation of the barometric sensor outside of the test cities. 
  • Using actual test call data to emulate active sensor compensation, the Polaris Wireless solution improved to 2.8 meter accuracy at the 80th percentile, which exceeds the generally-accepted definition of floor level of under 3 meters.
  • Polaris Wireless achieved 25.8 meters of horizontal indoor accuracy at the 80th percentile, an improvement of 38% from CTIA’s Test Bed Stage 2 indoor testing for emerging technologies conducted in 2016. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Polaris Wireless Prevails in Patent Dispute Against TruePosition

Polaris Wireless, which provides high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, prevailed in a patent dispute filed by TruePosition.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. affirmed Polaris’ wins at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and District Court. All asserted claims were found to be invalid. The complaint was brought by TruePosition in 2012.

http://www.polariswireless.com


Monday, March 16, 2015

Polaris Wireless Supplies High- accuracy Location in Sub-Saharan Africa

Polaris Wireless announced tje first deployment of its Altus and OmniLocate location surveillance product suite in sub-Saharan Africa. This marks the twenty-second deployment outside of the US, and the forty-ninth globally for Polaris Wireless.

The Polaris Wireless Altus and OmniLocate application suite is a software-based surveillance solution that enables accurate mass location - providing users the ability to simultaneously locate all subscribers in an area of interest in real time or on a historical basis. This unique capability enables functions, such as suspect identification, threat detection, and post-event analytics, which are vital to the anti-crime and anti-terrorism surveillance efforts of Polaris Wireless customers around the world.

“As the first company to deploy a high-accuracy, software-based wireless location surveillance solution in a sub-Saharan country, we look forward to contributing to increased safety and security in the region,” said Manlio Allegra, Polaris Wireless CEO and co-founder. “This newest deployment reaffirms our business focus and leadership, as we continue our work in building the highest level of location accuracy solutions combined with best-in-class applications for public safety and national security initiatives around the world.”

http://www.polariswireless.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Polaris Wireless Trials Police Force Tracking Application

The Mountain View, California, Police Department (MVPD) is testing a mobile phone tracking application from Polaris Wireless to provide commanding officers with visibility of where on-duty officers are located.

The Polaris Wireless Altus blue force tracking application has already been used to augment police safety measures at a recent area concert. Altus was used to locate and track over twenty uniformed and plain-clothes police officers during the two-day concert, during which the MVPD conducted approximately 100 arrests. During this pilot deployment, some officers were equipped with department-provided mobile phones, which were monitored using Polaris Wireless Altus from a command post set up in the event grounds.

Altus blue force tracking provides police departments and other law enforcement organizations with the ability to track police and other field officers (such as firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) technicians), specifically when they are out of reach of their patrol vehicles, which typically contain separate location and tracking capabilities. San Francisco-based Locaid, the world’s largest LaaS (Location-as-a-Service) company, provided the officers’ location information, which was then displayed on the Altus tracking application. As a result, MVPD commanders were able to track officers’ movements during the concert. Altus provides a more efficient and less obvious way of tracking an officer’s location than traditional 2-way radio and verbal alerts.

“In an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the citizens of Mountain View, we continually seek out industry-leading technology that enables us to do our jobs more safely and efficiently,” said Lieutenant Chris Hsiung of the Mountain View Police Department. “The power of the Polaris Wireless Altus application to locate officers via mobile devices presents us with many exciting opportunities.”

http://www.polariswireless.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Polaris Wireless Completes Recapitalization Round, Adds to Board

Polaris Wireless, which supplies high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, closed on a recapitalization of existing equity interests. The company completed a Series C financing with $10 million from Industry Ventures and returned capital to Series A investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). In addition, Industry Ventures Managing Director Victor Hwang has joined the Polaris Wireless Board of Directors.

“Industry Ventures seeks to invest in market leading growth companies and we believe Polaris Wireless is a clear leader in the wireless location market,” said Hwang. “We are very excited about Polaris Wireless’ strong growth trajectory and global presence, and look forward to working with Manlio Allegra and the senior team at Polaris Wireless in their next chapter of growth.”

Polaris Wireles also noted that twenty-four U.S. wireless carriers, six managed services partners, and fifteen international deployments now rely on its location solutions to enable emergency call applications, lawful and mass location surveillance, and other location-based services.  The company cited a record increase in revenue and profitability in 2011 and 2012.

http://www.polariswireless.com/


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Globe Telecom Selects Polaris Wireless OmniLocate


Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecom operators in the Philippines, has selected Polaris Wireless' OmniLocate universal location platform to and refresh its Location-Based Services (LBS) capability.


OmniLocate is a software-based wireless location solution that can be deployed on a standard server inside the wireless operator’s network. OmniLocate can be configured to include Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLS), a patented implementation of the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern-Matching (RFPM) location method, which provides high-accuracy location, especially in urban areas and indoors, which makes it uniquely suitable for the densely-populated Philippines market.

Polaris Wireless noted that this contract is the fifteenth deployment of the OmniLocate platform outside the US, the fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, and the thirty-ninth worldwide.

http://www.polariswireless.com/

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Polaris Wireless Posts 79% Growth in 2012 for its High-Accuracy Wireless Location


Polaris Wireless, a privately-held company that supplies high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement/government agencies and location-based application companies, announced a record increase in revenue and profitability in 2012, where revenue grew 79 percent year-over-year, and profitability (as measured by EBITDA) increased six-fold.

Polaris Wireless said its strong results reflect sustained returns on new sales bookings starting in 2011. Twenty-four U.S. wireless carriers, six managed services partners, and fifteen international deployments now rely on Polaris Wireless location solutions to enable emergency call applications, lawful and mass location surveillance, and other location-based services.

"In 2012 Polaris Wireless continued its upward trajectory as it solidified its position as the foremost provider of high-accuracy wireless location solutions for mission critical applications," said Manlio Allegra, president, CEO and co-founder of Polaris Wireless. "We have been recognized by law enforcement and other government agencies, as well as by business media and industry analysts, as the leader in our field, a role we intend to continue to occupy in 2013 and beyond."

http://www.polariswireless.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Polaris Wireless Joins FCC's Indoor Location Technology Trial

Polaris Wireless has joined an indoor location technology market trial organized by the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).

The trial, which is taking place from November 15 through December 31 in the San Francisco Bay Area. involves the simultaneous testing of indoor location technologies from four leading companies: Polaris Wireless, Qualcomm, Boeing, and NextNav.  The trial aims to identify technologies that can be deployed to enable PSAP’s (Public Safety Answering Points) to quickly and accurately locate emergency callers.

Polaris Wireless is the only network-based location technology provider that is being tested in indoor environments.

Polaris Wireless said one of the leading challenges for public safety responders is how to accurately locate an emergency caller indoors. This challenge will only grow as mobile subscribers increasingly come to rely upon their mobile devices for the vast majority of calls, both indoors and outdoors.

The trial includes Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLSTM), a software- based RF Pattern Matching approach to the high-accuracy location determination problem, requiring no changes in the wireless device or in the wireless service provider’s base stations.

“We are very enthusiastic to participate in the CSRIC trial for indoor location,” said Manlio Allegra, Polaris Wireless CEO and Co-founder. “This vote of confidence reflects our leading-edge location technology performance, especially in indoor environments, through deployments all over the world.”

http://www.polariswireless.com



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