Showcasing at Telefonica’s stand the new version of the Indoor Location Service, featuring improved performance and accuracy and new functionalities.
Telefónica presents Situm Maps 2.0, the new version of Situm’s indoor location platform, at Mobile World Congress (MWC), held last february in Barcelona. The attendees could see the improvements in this release in terms of accuracy, performance, functionality and user’s experience.
Situm was chosen by Telefonica as a disruptive technology to show in MWC, where the Spanish multinational showed the functioning of the indoor location platform. “Contrary to other indoor positioning solutions, based on concrete technologies as WiFi or Bluetooth, -commented Juan Cambeiro, Innovation Department of Telefonica- we have implemented, with one of the startups of our Open Future program, an application that is capable of locating based on any technology.”
As a result of more than 8 years of research, Situm provides not only the highest accuracy while using the minimal infrastructure, but also the fastest mapping tool for indoors, with automatic level detection in multi-storey buildings, reducing the error and the cost of other generation indoor position technologies by up to a factor of 10, enabling new applications through the Situm SDK, available for Android and iOS.The Situm Indoor Location Service is a global, scalable and cloud-based platform powering a growing number of innovative solutions, from enterprises to developers, that are leveraging Situm SDK to embed indoor location functionalities in their own applications and creating breakthrough location based experiences for user’s navigations and assistance, people’s tracking, contextual geomarketing, emergency services, security, etc.
Situm CEO, Víctor Álvarez, commented: “Situm Maps 2.0 represents the most disruptive technology up to date in hardware-less indoor location and delivers a brand new set of location-based applications for mobile users, wherever they are, whatever smart device they use. With the new Situm Indoor platform, companies can unlock their possibilities creating countless new applications for positioning and navigation all sectors: healthcare, infrastructures, transport, retail, security, tourism, to name only a few”.
Situm is a worldwide provider of high precision/minimal infrastructure indoor location technology, delivering to any mobile user the most accurate position in any venue. From Hospitals, Airports, Malls and Train Stations to Malls, Museums, Public Buildings or cutting-edge smart devices providers, SITUM praised technology is present in endless applications, venues and devices, trying to make life easier for any user, wherever he is, whatever device he has.
Telefónica S.A. is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Europe, Asia and North, Central and South America. It is one of the largest telephone operators and mobile networks providers in the world.