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A History of Innovation

Polaris Wireless has been the global leader in software-based wireless location solutions since 2001 with a deep technical patent portfolio (100+ patents awarded or pending). We are continuously evolving our wireless location technology and enhancing our algorithms to leverage all available data, from all devices, in any environment to generate the best possible location estimate.

Hybrid Location Engine


Hybrid Location Engine

Polaris Wireless' hybrid location technology provides the best possible software-based location accuracy through a fusion of best-in-class geo-location and measurement technologies. Addressing all of today’s comprehensive application needs, the hybrid solution merges a wide variety of location measurements, such as cellular (signal strengths, OTDOA, timing advance), GPS, Wi-Fi, Barometric pressure, Bluetooth and other smartphone sensors into a single location solution. This approach yields a highly extensible, robust solution that works indoors and outdoors across all topologies. This solution is designed to easily adapt new sensors and techniques as devices, networks, and other data sources evolve without the need for network hardware or device modification. For cellular networks, Polaris Wireless Location Signatures® (WLS) is a highly accurate and scalable software only location solution built on a patented implementation of the 3GPP-standardized Radio Frequency Pattern Matching (RFPM) location technique and can be deployed in GSM, UMTS and LTE networks.

Polaris Wireless 3D technology performance has been independently tested by the CTIA Test Bed.

Bob Iannucci, Ph.D.

Bob Iannucci, Ph.D.

Polaris Wireless works with technology innovators

Bob Iannucci, Ph.D. is the Distinguished Service Professor, ECE and Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University based at the NASA Ames Research Center.  He is Technical Advisor to Polaris Wireless on advanced IoT applications and emergency communications systems.

Professor Iannucci is known for leading both software and systems research in scalable and mobile computing. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Nokia and Head of Nokia Research Center (NRC), where under his leadership, NRC delivered fundamental contributions to the worldwide Long Term Evolution for 3G (LTE) standard; created and promulgated what is now the MIPI UniPro interface for high-speed, in-phone interconnectivity; created and commercialized Bluetooth Low Energy; and delivered new technology initiatives including TrafficWorks (using mobile phones to crowd source traffic patterns) and the Morph Concept (opening new directions for using nanotechnology to significantly improve mobile phone functionality and usability). Read more about Dr. Iannucci at http://sv.cmu.edu/bob.

“It’s important for technology companies developing high-accuracy location methods to work within the broader industry to identify and help advance trends that ultimately will benefit us all,” said Dr. Iannucci. “I am pleased to work with the team at Polaris Wireless to educate them on developments at CyLab and to learn about innovations their team is making.”

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