Cambridge Wireless Location Based Systems/Services SIG Event in association with CSR brought in a large crowd at an event yesterday held at CSR’s Cambridge HQ. The event, “Indoor Location – what is the value to consumers and industry?” gave delegates the opportunity to listen to key industry speakers and debate this newsworthy topic.
Thirty years ago, using satellite positioning technology required several minutes or more to provide a single outdoor position fix, which could vary by as much as a mile even when standing still. Today, highly accurate outdoor navigation with continuous updates once per second is commonplace. Similarly, until now, using Wi-Fi technology required several seconds to provide a single indoor position fix, which also had relatively low accuracy and a high degree of variability. By combining real-time Wi-Fi and satellite positioning information and crowd sourced location and aiding data from a cloud-based server, we are now able to use technology is able to achieve the rapid and more accurate indoor position fixes needed to make continuous indoor navigation a part of everyday life. This has major implications for several commercial markets including the shopping, military and security sectors.
Presentations were heard from Nicolas Graube, Fellow of CSR, Sharon Biggar, Path Intelligence, Dr Ramsey Faragher, Principal Scientist at BAE Systems and Dr John Gill OBE FIET of John Gill Technology Ltd. Soraya Jones, CEO of Cambridge Wireless commented “The event was fascinating with a broad range of key industry speakers and provoked some great debating points and the feedback we received gave the impression that there is an incredible amount of interest in this key topic. We are extremely grateful to the speakers for providing such interesting topics for debate and to CSR for hosting this thought-provoking event.”
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