New platform enables real-time vertical, indoor location for a
diverse range of industries including public safety, hospitality,
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 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
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 [email protected].
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, CA.