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Spotigo Compiles Wi-Fi Radio Map of London

Posted: 16th May, 2008 By: MarkJ
Spotigo, a German software and service provider, claims that its Wi-Fi based Positioning Solution (“WiPS”) has created a radio map of London's wireless broadband networks, which can be used to identify your position with an accuracy of up to 5m in the city centre.

WiPS allows tracking WiFi devices (such as PDAs and mobile phones etc.) or WiFi-tagged persons and material thanks to WiFi signal patterns: Whenever WiFi networks are in reach, Spotigo's software can determine the position of the device or item - without the necessity of having established an online connection.

"The results are amazing.", states Daniel Prümers, CEO of Spotigo, "You see your exact current location without any support by GPS or GSM. And this calculation is done even faster than by conventional positioning technologies."

Traditional GPS based tracking is known to suffer from problems when used inside cities, often due to high buildings and narrow streets hindering the signal. Spotigo hopes that its technology will also make location-aware content more viable.
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