Polaris Wireless Launches 3D Location Platform for Application Developers
Polaris Wireless, a provider of software-based wireless location solutions, 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 assests 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.
Orion’s customers in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and public safety require pinpoint accuracy on a person’s location inside a building. Polaris Wireless’ platform will help Orion deliver a 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 Orion's 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.