ESPOO, Finland – Nokia recently formed the In-Location Alliance with the goal to introduce and implement a new indoor location industrial standard.
The goal of the alliance is using the capabilities of Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi to offer accurate directions to users of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in large indoor spaces, such as supermarkets, airports, train stations, stadiums and malls.
The basis of the technology is developed by Nokia under the name High Accuracy Indoor Positioning (HAIP) Solution, and according to the company, this technology will gain much more popularity and coverage if it is widely accessible, instead of proprietary. This is also the reason why the In-Location Alliance joins 22 partners and even other strong players in the mobile market, like Samsung and Sony.
The 22 member companies of the Alliance include Broadcom, CSR, Dialog Semiconductor, Eptisa, Geomobile, Genasys, Indra, Insiteo, Nokia, Nomadic Solutions, Nordic Semiconductor, Nordic Technology Group, NowOn, Primax Electronics, Qualcomm, RapidBlue Solutions, Samsung Electronics, Seolane Innovation, Sony Mobile Communications, TamperSeal AB, Team Action Zone and Visioglobe. The In-Location Alliance remains open for new members.