Polaris Wireless launches 3D location platform for application developers
New platform enables real-time vertical, indoor location for a diverse range of industries including public safety, hospitality, retail, healthcare.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Polaris Wireless, a provider of software-based wireless location solutions, today announced the commercial availability of the industry’s first high-accuracy carrier-independent 3D location platform for application developers. By integrating their applications to the new platform, developers now are able to provide end users with pinpoint location, including indoors and in high-rise buildings with floor level accuracy, delivering enhanced situational awareness and improved operational efficiency. Polaris Wireless has integrated its new platform with Orion Labs, Inc., a San Francisco-based company delivering instant and secure voice and location communication via its award-winning Orion team communication platform, apps and devices.
“The indoor location of personnel and equipment assets is a vital piece of the puzzle for many mobile business-critical applications. The Polaris Wireless 3D location platform helps application developers address this challenge by providing a comprehensive toolkit with APIs and a proven location technology platform delivering accurate horizontal and vertical locations of devices operating inside buildings,” said Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst for Critical Communications Insights, LLC.
The Polaris Wireless 3D location platform is cloud-based and is available to application developers via a standard Android and iOS SDK. It relies on Polaris Wireless’ innovative 3D location technology which is able to locate devices on the vertical axis within 3 meters, floor level, utilizing all available signals and sensor measurements combined with the company’s patented algorithms. By operating independently, or ‘over the top’, of wireless carrier networks, the platform is truly universal, enabling applications to locate any device on any network.
“Our platform is the only software-based 3D location solution with proven floor-level accuracy independently tested under the sponsorship of the industry association CTIA and is ready for use,” said Amir Sattar, Vice President of Operations for Polaris Wireless. “We are partnering with best-in-class application developers, such as Orion, to bring 3D location to a diverse range of industries.”
“Orion’s customers in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and public safety require pinpoint accuracy on a person’s location inside a building. Polaris Wireless’ platform helps us deliver an industry-leading location capability, both for teams to see which floor they’re on or room they’re in, as well as to integrate location awareness with Orion Voice Bots and advanced AI-driven services. For our hospitality and retail customers, this offers the opportunity to greatly improve guest services and the experience they deliver. For public safety and healthcare customers, integrating with Polaris Wireless will have the potential to save lives,” said Jesse Robbins, Founder and CEO of Orion Labs. “Orion’s customers know that better-connected and better-informed teams perform better. The advanced location services we now offer because of our partnership with Polaris Wireless helps us deliver even better team performance.”
Orion will demonstrate its solution based on the Polaris Wireless 3D location platform at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas March 4-8 in booth No. 3371. To schedule meetings onsite, please contact Orion@racepointglobal.com.
Additionally, Polaris Wireless CEO, Manlio Allegra, will be participating in an IWCE panel titled “Impact of Enhanced Location Accuracy on Public Safety and 911 Services” on Wednesday, March 6 at 11:45 a.m.
About Polaris Wireless
Polaris Wireless is the global leader in providing high-accuracy, software-based 3D location solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement and government agencies, and location-based application companies. Polaris Wireless was named winner of the Mobility Award for Mobile Software Indoor Positioning Systems at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and has participated in independent industry testing for indoor and vertical location (Z-axis) technologies in 2016 and 2018. Polaris Wireless participates in industry forums and standards-setting bodies such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California with offices in Zug, Switzerland and Singapore. For more information, please visit: http://www.polariswireless.com.
About Orion Labs Inc.
Orion Labs Inc. is transforming the way teams collaborate and work using the power of their voice. Orion delivers instant and secure voice and location communication across a constellation of connected devices, applications, and AI-powered services. The Orion Push to Talk app enables mobile teams to communicate without losing focus, on any device, across any distance, without boundaries. The company recently announced Orion Sync, a ground-breaking PTT wearable with integrated LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. The company provides a powerful API and SDK for developers to build, integrate, and create new software, voice bots, and services powered by the Orion platform.
Orion was recently named an IDC Innovator, received an Edison Award for Voice & Hearing Technology, and won the 2018 “IoT Wearables Innovation Vendor of the Year” award. The company was founded by cloud infrastructure pioneers Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht, who were inspired by their unique experiences using traditional radios as first responders. Orion Labs is backed by leading investors and is based in San Francisco, Calif.