U-blox Launches Location-as-a-Service

Location-as-a-Service Could Be Industry’s Most Comprehensive (Image: u-blox)

Innovative Service Targets Most Location Markets

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox [UBXN] has announced it will soon launch a Location-as-a-Service that incorporates its recently introduced PointPerfectAssistNowCloudLocate and CellLocate products.  While PointPerfect brings GNSS to a mass market, the other services concentrate on different markets and technology requirements.

For instance, CellLocate is a mobile network-based location service, while CloudLocate extends the life of energy-constrained IoT applications through power-saving techniques, the company said.  In addition, AssistNow provides in-vehicle navigation systems to determine their location within seconds when they are switched on and immediately reestablish a position fix when they regain GNSS coverage, for example, upon exiting a parking garage, the company said. The services will be sent through the company’s Thingstream IoT service delivery platform.

The entire Location-as-a-Service is now available, (Editor’s note: previous versions indicated that the service is not available) said Eric Heiser, u-blox senior vice president and head of product services.

Heiser said the new program will allow customers to “pay as they go” for needed location services.  He said the new service will allow customers to simply data communications between devices and the enterprise to improve ROI and efficiency.

One of the most interesting markets for PointPerfect, based on the open SPARTN GNSS correction data format, is robotic mowers, which need to operate in a trajectory line or fixed path for recurring schedules.

Contact:  Natacha Seitz, u-blox, 41 76 436 0788, natacha.seitz@u-blox.com, www.u-blox.com.

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